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about dr. retief

Having worked in the field of disfiguring veins for over 20 years, Dr Lawrence Retief has developed and refined the methods and treatment protocols necessary to achieve excellent results using safe methods. This has required training overseas in Europe and the USA as well as with and under the guidance of, a University of the Witwatersrand vascular surgeon who is at the forefront of research and development in vascular medicine.

Over the past 17 years, Dr Retief has established himself as a leading Sclerotherapist of disfiguring veins.

Dr. Retief specialises in sclerotherapy, an  injection treatment of spider veins, thread veins, blue veins and even varicose veins. The concept was developed by an American dermatologist, who has a very high success rate and safety profile, with no permanent skin discolouration or scarring.

Older methods of sclerotherapy did not resolve spiders veins and had associated problems with pigmentation and scarring if injected incorrectly. The American dermatologist claimed to have revolutionised the art of sclerotherapy, leading Dr. Retief to look into and learn his techniques. Over the years, the claims for this method of sclerotherapy have proved to be true.

The success comes from the solution used, a mixture mainly consisting of hypertonic saline. The spider veins can now be directly injected without the previous concerns over toxicity. "To date, I have found no other technique, both locally and on my travels overseas, which gives the same result, in particular regarding safety and pigmentation," says Dr. Retief.