Furhter reading on Polyclinic Lege Artis’ recommendation of certain methods
Every leg has its own story. 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.
Tiny, web-like – blue and purple capillaries, on small areas, react very effectively to chemical sclerozation. If the changes are very expanded, the treatment is quite painful because the capillaries are in direct contact with numerous nerve endings in skin.
Radiofrequency (RF) sclerotherapy is much less painful and there is no ‘dosage’ limitation for treated areas (amount of capillaries). However, often the treatment needs to be repeated 2-3 times in the interval of a couple of weeks until the total effect is achieved.