What happens during the treatment?

Tiny “broken” vessels are injected using a hairs breadth, almost microscopic needle with a solution that allows the veins to seal and then be reabsorbed by the body’s natural healing process.

Another treatment (better suited to the smaller red vessels, more often seen on the face) is radiofrequency electrical sealing (“vein – away”). This involves touching the tiny vessels with a miniscule electrical probe – this causes a tingle as the high frequency electrical current seals the vein, which is then gradually absorbed.

Anyone can suffer with thread (red, spider or broken) veins, and they can appear on any part of the body. Although harmless, they can cause distress as the sufferer often feels self-conscious, particularly if the veins are on an exposed part of the body, such as the legs or face which people can see.

Sclerotherapy treatment was developed in the 1920s for the treatment of varicose veins. This was refined for the treatment of thread veins, and this is what we now call microslerotherapy. Micro simply refers to the very small veins targeted by this procedure. Both these treatments are now very popular and successful.​


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First treatment from £240

Additional treatments from £180

Facial thread veins from £120

​​​Additional information:
Repeat procedures. 

Usually several sessions are required to obtain a good result. In practice, most people require between 2 and 6 treatments of sclerotherapy at 4 to 8 week intervals, depending on the size of the veins, and 75% disappearance of the veins is expected.

Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy

Post-treatment advice may include:

  • Keeping the compression stocking dry and you may be asked to try and raise your legs as much as possible during the first 24 hours.
  • Removing the stocking and cotton wool pads after 24-48 hours.
  • Short walks are fine, but try to avoid vigorous exercise for a few days.
  • Wearing your compression stockings if advised for four weeks after the last treatment.
  • Avoiding Aspirin-based painkillers and replacing them with paracetamol for six weeks after the last treatment.
  • Contact Mr Simon Payne immediately if you notice any signs of infection or a sudden increase in pain.