Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment that reduces the visibility of thread veins found on the legs. During treatment the affected veins or capillaries will be injected with a sclerosing agent which causes the vein walls to become sticky and blood is no longer able to pass through. When no blood is passing through, the capillaries will collapse and be absorbed by the body therefore gradually disappearing from view.
The appearance of small thread veins after Sclerotherapy will be reduced after 3-6 weeks. Larger thread veins may not see results until 3-4 months.
You can get back to normal activities right away.
After Sclerotherapy treatment the area treated may appear red and irritated but this will fade quickly. You may also notice bruising on the veins that have been treated; these will fade after a few weeks. You must keep the treated area out of the sun for 6 weeks post-treatment.
The treatment itself is pretty simple, a small needle is used to inject the veins with a solution which causes them to collapse and fade, improving the appearance as well as the associated symptoms. The full benefit can take up to 12 weeks to be seen. After that you will find that the veins often continue to improve for up to a year after the treatment. Depending on the number of thread veins on the legs, several sessions may be needed to get the required results, but usually 3 to 5 will be enough.
You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your spider veins after your first session, however, a number of sessions may be needed before the veins are fully eliminated.
Once the veins have been removed, they are gone. However, clients should bear in mind that this does not mean new ones won’t develop. Hormonal changes, pregnancy, weight gain and occupations that involve long periods on your feet can all be contributing factors.
£250 First session
£200 following sessions