What is Sclerotherapy?

What is Sclerotherapy? 

Sclerotherapy is procedure that is used to treat unsightly thread veins on the legs by injecting a substance called Sclerovien. This substance creates a mild swelling in the vein wall which over a period of weeks will flush the “sticky blood” from within the vein and either become less visible or making it not visible at all. This treatment is predominately  used on the legs – for thread veins on the face we offer the Lam Probe treatment as a small amount of scarring may occur when Micro Sclerotherapy is performed on the face.

How many treatments will I need?

How many treatments will I need?

A single blood vessel may need to be injected several times dependent upon its size and severity. We recommend having any subsequent treatments at monthly intervals. Typically 3 to 6 treatments are required to treat both legs in full. It is mandatory that all patients receiving treatments for vein removal wear compression tights during the course of treatments. This will speed up the healing process and enhance the results. Treatments will not be performed unless the compression tights are brought to each treatment session.

How much will my treatment cost?

How much will my treatment cost?
1ml to 3ml £225.00 per session
4ml to 7ml £450.00 per session
8ml to 12ml £750.00 per session

Discounts are offered for courses of 3 or more treatments.

What risks are involved when receiving Sclerotherapy?

What risks are involved when receiving Sclerotherapy?

Whilst receiving the treatment you may experience some mild pain or stinging at the injection site. Following the procedure you may experience some restlessness of the legs during the night due to swelling of the vein walls. This is minimal and a normal reaction. The wearing of your compression tights will help keep this to a minimum and enhance results. Where the injections have been administered, there may be raised bumps that look like insect bites and may occasionally itch. Please avoid scratching these areas as this may cause unwanted inflammation.