At first, it is relatively common to see some localised swelling, redness or bruising. This passes in a week or two as the legs heal.

Yes, the procedure has an excellent success rate with permanent results.

Most patients see a difference straight away, but it can take about 6 weeks to see the finished result.

The foam sclerotherapy injections take around 30 minutes.

The procedure sounds uncomfortable, but as it is done under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain after the initial ‘pin prick’ of the injection itself.

After the procedure, when the anaesthetic has worn off, you may feel some soreness or discomfort. Paracetamol will relieve this.