Foam or Injection Sclerotherapy
Foam injections or sclerotherapy are ideal for smaller varicose veins or unsightly blue veins on the legs. It is a simple quick procedure that only has a tiny injection at the beginning that then seals off the veins and takes less than 20 minutes in most cases.
After the treatment patients are advised to wear support stockings or tights for up to a week afterwards but can carry on with normal daily activities.
Complete removal of the veins may take a few sessions a few weeks apart.
Large and Bulging Varicose Veins
For larger varicose veins, laser varicose vein removal may be more appropriate.
Thread veins (or spider veins) are thin veins on the surface of the skin that rarely cause and problems other than being cosmetically unsightly. These are treated by micro injections that you can hardly feel.