STD Pharmaceutical Products Ltd is a family run business formed in 1967 to supply a novel sclerosant to surgeons for the non surgical treatment of varicose veins.
STD now offers products in two areas, sclerotherapy and iontophoresis, both of which offer patients genuine alternatives to surgical procedures.
The business started out making a sclerosant called Fibrovein. Fibrovein is a liquid injection which, when injected into varicose veins can close them without the need for surgery. The treatment of varicose veins with Fibrovein offers the patient a painless walk in, walk out procedure without anaesthesia or surgery, the veins are simply injected. For the patient the treatment avoids the pain and time off work following surgery. Small veins such as spider and thread veins can also be injected giving excellent cosmetic results.
Injection of varicose veins is also attractive to the NHS because the treatment offers savings in time and money as well as freeing up theatre time.
STD also promotes iontophoresis as a simple but effective (80%+) treatment for patients suffering from excessive sweating of the hands and/or feet. The non invasive procedure involves passing a low voltage electric current through the hands or feet using a water bath. The treatment protocol recommends seven 20-30 minute sessions in the first month, after which, the number of sessions can be greatly reduced and are tailored on an individual basis. Many patients only need a top up treatment every 2-3 weeks after the initial phase.
Iontophoresis using the I2M range of machines is very effective at stopping excessive sweating. The I2M range has machines suitable for clinics but also smaller units for home use, many patients buy their own machine for treatment. Although the exact mode of action is unknown the treatments provide a painless, simple non invasive first line of treatment. The alternative is an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy where the sympathetic nerve running along the spine is cut. Although sympathectamies are effective there can be some undesirable side effects.
In summary STD Pharmaceutical Products Ltd is dedicated to promoting therapy areas that provide an alternative to surgery. We currently promote the non surgical treatment of varicose veins and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). For more information on either of these therapy areas please contact STD Pharmaceutical Products Ltd.