Treatment of capillaries

Capillaries represent mainly a cosmetic issue; they are mostly placed on legs and face. Capillary drawing is a big problem. It is often figuratively said that treatment of capillaries – causes headache! With both patients and doctors.


It is very difficult to remove; it requires a lot of patience, both doctors’ and patients’. Several treatments are always necessary. The first treatment is the most relevant, it takes more time, is the most unpleasant – but the biggest portion of changes is then removed.

Number of treatments, as well as choice of technique, depends on varicosity, physical build, pigmentation and skin metabolism, localization, type of capillaries.

Capillary drawing can be ‘blue’ or ‘red’. The most common are composite capillaries. Blue ones are best removed using foam sclerotherapy method, and red using laser or radiofrequency sclerotherapy – using heat. Most commonly the aforementioned cases end up with combining these two methods.

Sclerozation is the only possible way of active surgical treatment of capillaries and narrower varicose veins. The principle of action is stopping the blood flow – and by doing that, ‘destroying’ the capillaries, spider web veins and varics.

Sclerozation techniques are different: using a sclerosant chemical agent, foam sclerotherapy, heat sclerotherapy – with laser or radiofrequency.

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Every leg has its own story?

Svaka noga ima svoju priču. it depends on the type of the changes present, vessels we treat, volume, subcutaneous fat tissue, type of skin, pigmentation and – possibly the most important – it depends on quality of muscle lining, i.e. muscle fascia. Those factors are directly connected to the frequency of relapse – partial recurrence of the disease.

Also – if the cause is not removed – flat feet, lack of physical activity, being overweight, hot baths, etc. – the changes progressively return, possibly in smaller volume and, perhaps, in other areas.