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Sclerotherapy - Leg Thread Vein Treatment
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Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure that can be used to remove thread veins or spider veins. Up to 60% of adults suffer from this common concern, which is mainly caused by pregnancy, weight gain, ageing, genetics, and standing or sitting for long periods of time.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins. It involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein to visibly improve or completely eliminate it.

How does sclerotherapy work?

Very small amounts of a solution called Sclerovein are injected into the spider veins using a very fine needle. This causes the walls of the veins to collapse and stick together. The blood in the vein is then dispersed and metabolised by the body. The spider vein will then fade away.

How many treatments are required?

Usually, 3 treatments are required at intervals of 2-4 weeks apart. However, some people may require additional treatments.

Who is a suitable candidate for sclerotherapy?

The ideal candidate will usually only suffer from spider veins, as varicose veins cannot be treated in this way. However, prior to any sclerotherapy procedure, an initial consultation will be carried out by a medical specialist who will advise whether you are a good candidate for treatment.

What are the side effects of this treatment?

Minor side effects will occur with this treatment. These include slight swelling and redness around the area of injection soon after treatment. This normally disappears over two to three days. The vessels themselves will gradually darken as they begin to dissolve away, and this process can take anything from two to eight weeks to completely clear.

*Results may vary from person to person

Summary Of Your Treatment

Procedure Time
30 – 45 minutes estimated
Back To Work
Immediate estimated
Not required
Sensitivity Period
5 days estimated
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Before & After *

Leg Thread Vein Treatment Before Leg Thread Vein Treatment After

After Care

Clients are asked to avoid strenuous pounding exercise as well as heat treatments such as sunbeds and saunas for approximately 5 days after treatment.

It is essential to wear firm support tights for 5 days during the day (equivalent to compression level 1).

We also advise against aspirin and excessive alcohol for 10 days after treatment.

Treatment Price

Leg Thread Vein Treatment
Course of 3 Treatments

A deposit of £50 is payable when booking online (£25 Essex Clinic).

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