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How to Inject Leg Spider Veins and Blue Veins by Microsclerotherapy | 5 Tips for Doctors and Nurses

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How to Inject Leg Spider Veins and Blue Veins by Microsclerotherapy | 5 Tips for Doctors and Nurses

If you are a Cosmetic nurse or Aesthetic doctor wondering “how to inject leg spider veins and blue veins?” this guide is for you.  I give you my 5 Top Tips on how to inject leg spider veins and leg blue veins by Microsclerotherapy.

Microsclerotherapy is without doubt the Best Treatment for small leg veins. I am going to cover the 5 ways to make your injections much easier and much more accurate with fewer technical mistakes. That way, your Microsclerotherapy will be way more effective and your patients will be much more satisfied with the results.

So let’s get started. 

  1. My first tip is to use magnification. It may seem obvious, but these leg veins are small. Leg spider veins are less than 1 mm in size and good lighting and magnification are really helpful with increasing injection accuracy. Magnification can be as inexpensive as a magnification lamp or as expensive as surgical loupes and a headlamp. Choose something that suits your budget but seriously consider magnification and good lighting.
  2. Stretch the skin. Stretching the skin flat really does make a big difference when injecting leg spider veins. When you start out, ask an assistant to place both hands on the area with fingers spread and then gently stretch the skin flat. If working on your own, use your non-dominant, non-injecting hand to stretch the skin flat. Stretching the skin allows the needle to stay at the right depth as you advance the needle into the spider vein. 
  3. Bend the needle. Most experts agree: a slight bend on the needle allows you to get the depth of injection right when injecting leg spider veins – known as telangiectasias by doctors and nurses. Remember, however that blue veins – also known as reticular veins  are slightly deeper and you should keep the needle straight. 
  4. Watch the needle tip when injecting. You should always watch the needle tip when injecting. Successful injection gives rise to blanching. This happens when clear sclerosant enters the vessel and displaces or clears the blood. Blanching is the hallmark of a successful injection.
  5. Stop injecting if you get a bleb. A bleb indicates that the sclerosant is outside the vein. Stop immediately if you notice a bleb. If you don’t you run the risk of hurting your patient or causing skin damage and ulceration.  

So there you are. My 5 top tips for successful Microsclerotherapy injection of leg spider veins and blue veins. Please remember, only suitably-trained healthcare professionals should inject telangiectasias and reticular veins by Microsclerotherapy. In the link below you can download my Free Guide on How to Inject Leg Spider Veins and Blue Veins by Microsclerotherapy: it is a game changer- it will take your Microsclerotherapy technique to the next level so get your free copy. 

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Dr Haroun Gajraj

Dr Haroun Gajraj

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