Treatment of leg’s Teleangectasia


Capillaries (or teleangectasies) of the lower limbs are skin imperfections due to a pathological enlargement of veins with a small lumen (smaller than 3mm in diameter).They represent the first stage of the chronic venous disease of the lower limbs.


Teleangectasies of the lower limbs may not give symptoms; however disorders such as heavy lower limbs, itch (especially in some areas where there are more capillaries) and restlessness, especially during summer, are often reported.

Medical Treatments and laser therapy

Before starting any kind of treatment it is important to undergo a complete specialistic Echocolor-Doppler examination; this because teleangectasie could often hide a more severe venous problem that have to be treated as soon as possible in order to obtain the desired esthetic outcome.


What does it consist in? It is the most widespread treatment and it consists in the injection of a liquid or foamy (Sclerofoam) drug into the capillaries through small needles (no-pain procedure). The treated teleangectasie undergo into an inflammation state that leads at first in their whitening and finally in their disappearance.
Sclerotherapy is performed every 2-4 weeks.

Postoperative care: after the treatment, the patient can immediately walk coming back to his daily life. At first some little swelling areas (similar to mosquito bites) could appear in the sites of injections, but they disappear after few hours. Rarely small hematomas can occur but they disappear in few days.


Laser therapy

What does it consist in? After cooling the area to be treated, the teleangectasie is hit by an external laser light (transdermal application) which leads to the closure and disappearance of the capillary itself. There is also another kind of laser therapy, called Endo-Perivenous laser procedure, that consist in introduction of the laser fiber under the skin to coagulate capillaries by means of a direct contact with the fibre itself.

Post-procedure care: after laser treatment a moisturizing and healing cream is applied and the patient can immediately walk coming back to his own activities.