Sclerotherapy is a proven non-surgical medical procedure that has been successfully used to eliminate very small varicose veins and thread veins (also known as spider veins) for over a century. The procedure itself is quick, non-invasive and simple - which means little or no downtime!

Sclerotherapy thread vein treatment involves an injection of a solution called a sclerosant. The solution is injected into the spider vein which then effectively shrinks the blood vessels causing them to dissolve over a period of a few weeks.

Thread veins tend to be harmless, yet can be quite an inconvenience when visible on areas that are exposed on a daily basis, such as legs, leaving you feeling very conscious of them.

Although the exact cause of thread veins and spider veins are not known, there are many factors that can worsen the appearance and severity of them, such as; genetics, heat, indulgence of alcohol (mainly red wine) and hormonal imbalances. These are all thought of as triggers for this skin condition, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be treated.

This treatment is FDA approved. The process is quick and pretty basic, recovery time is also minimal. During the consultation, we will discuss the best course of action for your thread veins, as well as the cost.

Frequently asked questions

How does the treatment work?

The number of veins injected in one treatment session, depends on the size and location of the veins. The treatment can take anywhere between 30mins to 1 hour, dependant on how many injections are needed. The treatment does not typically require any anaesthesia. The client, will lay on their back or front (depending where the thread veins are). The area of the leg is cleaned, a small needle is inserted and the solution is injected to the problem veins. The client will usually feel nothing, but in some cases you may feel a sense burning or tingling. The number of sessions required for maximum results, will depend on a variety of factors, such as the thickness of the vein, length and the clients age and health. We will discuss how many sessions may be needed.

What are the side effects?

Common side effects include: ~ Bruising ~ Stinging ~ Swelling ~ Raised red areas around the injection site.

How effective is this treatment?

Although this treatment works for most clients, there are no guarentees for success. Generally spider veins respond fully 3-6 weeks and bigger veins respond in 3-4 months. If the veins respond to the treatment they will not reappear.


You will be required to move around and not sit for at least 15 mins. Compression stockings will need to be worn for 7-10 days, it is recommended you buy these before treatment. You should not take a bath or go in a sauna for 2 weeks. Showers t body temperature are advisable.

What happens after treatment?

Once the treatment is complete, the area will be wrapped with a pressure bandage. A compression stocking should be worn, to prevent the tiny vessels reopening. You can also wear tight leggings as they can also help post treatment.

Sclerotherapy Vein Removal Injectable Treatment Essex
Sclerotherapy Vein Removal Injectable Treatment Essex



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