Sclerotherapy – Leg Spider Vein Removal

Sclerotherapy is an extremely effective medical procedure that reduces the visibility of thread veins and spider veins found on the legs.  Our nurse Samantha Ward carries out this treatment on Thursdays.

Spider Veins (also known as Thread Veins) are similar to varicose veins but they’re smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They usually appear on the thighs and ankles and can pose a health risk.  The destruction of these types of veins can be desirable both medically and cosmetically.

During treatment the affected veins will be injected with a sclerosing agent (The choice of the chemical sclerosing agent and its physical form depend on the size of the vessel to be treated) 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.

One session of Sclerotherapy  will treat roughly the size of 2 hands.

After treatment, it is recommended that compression stockings/tights are worn for one to three weeks after treatment (easily found in chemists)

A difference will be seen with just one session, more sessions may be required depending on the number of veins to be treated.

 

Prices

  • One session £180