Thread Vein Treatments

Sclerotherapy

Illustration showing how sclerotherapy works at UK Vein Clinic

This treatment option gently and permanently removes unhealthy veins by injection. A specialist doctor carefully injects a saline solution (Micro Sclerotherapy) or foam (Foam Sclerotherapy) into the targeted vein. This makes the vein wall collapse to stop blood flowing through it. The vein is then naturally absorbed back into the body

Sclerotherapy has now been greatly improved by duplex ultrasound scanning, which allows your surgeon to target and monitor the affected veins with great precision

What To Expect

If you're having Radiofrequency Ablation treatment we will use Foam Sclerotherapy to close any residual varicose veins you have too

We also use Micro Sclerotherapy - often alongside thermal coagulation using Veinwave - to treat thread veins

There’s no anaesthetic required as sclerotherapy simply involves a brief injection to close the vein. It’s very well tolerated by the vast majority of patients. Afterwards, we’ll apply a light-pressure dressing, which can be removed overnight or the following day

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You'll find our clinic at 150 Harley Street, in the heart of London’s prestigious medical district. The nearest Underground stations are Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern Line), Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line) and Baker Street (Jubilee Line)

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