Veinwave Treatment


Veinwave is a treatment for very thin, damaged veins known as ‘spider’ or thread veins. These present as clusters of red, blue or purple veins that are visible beneath the skin. Veinwave may be used alongside Microsclerotherapy, as the most effective treatment for spider veins

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How Veinwave works

Veinwave is a form of micro thermal coagulation procedure. It is different to radiofrequency ablation, which is used on larger varicose veins. Veinwave is particularly effective in removing very fine spider veins, especially on the face

The objective of Veinwave is to encourage the body to naturally reabsorb the damaged spider veins. It achieves this by applying a very small and localised amount of microwave energy into the damaged vein. This causes the vein to be blocked off, which then encourages the body to naturally absorb it, effectively removing it

Your treatment journey

The treatment journey begins with an initial half-hour consultation with one of our vein specialists. The purpose of this consultation is for the doctor to assess your spider veins and inform you of your treatment options

If you choose to go ahead with the treatment, then a time and date will be booked. After your treatment, you will return for another consultation to monitor your recovery process and to see if any further treatment is required

Are there any risks to Veinwave treatment?

As Veinwave is a non-invasive procedure, there are very few risks involved. However, as with any procedure, the risk of complications is not quite zero. In the case of Veinwave, this is most likely to be limited to bruising, tenderness or redness after the treatment. Any discomfort can be managed using over-the-counter pain medication

During your consultations, your doctor will give you detailed information about aftercare that will help to minimise the risks of any kind of complications

How much does Veinwave cost?

The initial consultation session costs £135, while the treatment sessions themselves cost £395 each

However, existing varicose vein patients of the UK Vein Clinic only pay £300 per treatment session. While smaller veins may be treated in 1-3 sessions, larger spider veins require 2-5 Veinwave treatments to be removed completely

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How to get started with Veinwave treatment

Clicking the link below will allow you to book your initial consultation at either our London Harley Street or Manchester Pall Mall clinics. This is your first step on the way to Veinwave treatment, and your consulting doctor will take things from there

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Veinwave treatment hurt?

Veinwave is a virtually painless procedure. Patients report that, at most, they have felt a little pinch or scratch, similar to the sensation of a small injection or a hair being pulled out

How long does it last?

The individual veins treated by Veinwave will be gone permanently. However, if the underlying cause of spider veins remains, there’s always a chance that new ones will appear. So while Veinwave is a permanent treatment, it doesn’t stop the possibility of new spider (thread) veins appearing at a later date

How long does Veinwave treatment take?

As Veinwave is a non-invasive procedure, the healing time is very short. The average treatment session lasts up to 30 minutes, with no overnight stay. This means that you can immediately resume your usual activities after the treatment

The effects of Veinwave treatment may be seen immediately, though it can take up to 5-6 weeks to make a full recovery

Are there any natural alternatives to Veinwave?

There are no effective home remedies for treating spider veins. Some less trustworthy sources on the internet may suggest trying things such as apple cider vinegar, horse chestnut, vitamin C or coconut oil, but unfortunately none of these will actually make spider veins go away

Where to find us

We're pleased to be able to provide our world-class spider vein treatment in a variety of places throughout the United Kingdom. Learn more about your treatment options, including Microsclerotherapy and Veinwave treatment, at the clinic closest to you


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