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  • Healthier and smoother appearance
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Treatment overview

Appointment duration
30 min
Procedure intensity
Treatment intervals
2-4 treatments*
Starting from
* Individual results may vary


Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for spider or thread veins on the legs. The treatment involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

Treatment benefits

This treatment is highly effective in reducing or eliminating unsightly reticular veins or spider veins giving a vastly improved appearance and sense of wellbeing.

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Frequently Asked

How many sclerotherapy treatments are required?

It varies from individual to individual but typically two to four treatments are required for the best results. In patients with milder cases, one to two will suffice. More treatments are needed when there are multiple veins.

What are side effects of sclerotherapy?

Because this procedure requires injections through the skin, it is not a painless procedure although Dr Nicky uses the finest needle to deliver the injections so pain is minimal. The agent used to inject into the vein to collapse it, can sting . The patient may be left with mild bruising at the injection site. Other side-effects are rare but include pigmentation at the injected area, ulceration and inflammation of the vessels.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are most common in women in the age groups 30-50. This has been related to the hormone oestrogen and pregnancy. Spider veins look like a network pattern in a circular fashion. These light purple veins usually appear in a lattice pattern and are completely harmless.

What is the recovery time?

The procedure takes approximately sixty minutes and the patient can leave unaided and without pain straight after. A compression stocking is recommended for one to three weeks after treatment. Exercise should be avoided for one week.

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