United Kingdom


During the course you will learn the history of sclerotherapy and alternative techniques available. After completing the course, you will be able identify which veins to treat and those not to treat, prepare the patient and the sclerosing agent and administer it in the correct manner.


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United Kingdom, Shropshire


Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting chemicals, known as sclerosing agents, into damaged veins.

Injecting the unwanted veins with a sclerosing solution causes the target vein to immediately shrink, and then dissolve over a period of weeks as the body naturally absorbs the treated vein. 

Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive procedure taking only about 10 minutes to perform. The downtime is minimal, in comparison to an invasive varicose vein surgery. Sclerotherapy is the "gold standard" and is preferred over laser for eliminating large spider veins (telangiectasiae) and smaller varicose leg veins.  Unlike a laser, the sclerosing solution additionally closes the "feeder veins" under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely. 

Multiple injections of dilute sclerosant are injected into the abnormal surface veins of the involved leg. The patient's leg is then compressed with either stockings or bandages that they wear usually for one week after treatment

The solution normally used for this procedure is called sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STD) and is available in different concentrations depending on the size of the vein being treated.

TVR system can be applied individually or in combination with sclerotherapy to spider veins that are very small in diameter.

The technique is known as thermo-coagulation: an ultra-rapid radio frequency precision technique that coagulates certain superficial cutaneous imperfections to minimize an eliminate their appearance.

The TVR System can effortlessly remove unsightly thread veins and vascular blemishes from the face. There is no break in the vascular system and no risk of burns, bruising, necrosis or pigmentation. In addition, the TVR System can also treat veins in sensitive areas such as ankles and those where micro-sclerotherapy cannot be used. The method is effective and relatively painless.

The waves transfer pulsing thermal energy to the vein with great accuracy. The vein shrinks, while the tissue in the surrounding area remains unaffected. At the end of the treatment, the vein will have completely faded.

Learn how to:

1. Avoid Ulcer formation

2. Avoid Thrombophlebitis

3. Avoid Hyperpigmentation 4. Avoid Neovascularization 5. What medication to use? and why, or

6. When to change medication ? 7. How do I prepare the Sclerosing agent,

8. Concentration

9. Where to start the sclerosis.

10. What type of Syringe to use. 11. What is the Tto. for Hyperpigmentation

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