Microsclerotherapy legs & hands

Remove thread veins from the face and hands permanently

Thread veins of the legs and hands are particularly amenable to injection microsclerotherapy. This is a simple and painless technique which is not painful and is done as an outpatient which usually achieved 75% clearance over three of four visits.

The veins of the legs and hands drain blood towards the heart. Thread veins form branch-like networks of communicating vessels. After sclerotherapy, bandages are worn for two days, support tights for 3 days, and sun should be avoided for six weeks. The management of worse venous insufficiency is holistic and may sometimes need to be multidisciplinary. Early treatment by microsclerotherapy helps prevent worsening.


  • Detailed discussion of your observations and wishes
  • Thorough examination
  • Holistic assessment of your health
  • Diagnosis
  • Discussion of treatment options
  • Personalised treatment plan
  • Treatment
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Microsclerotherapy treats thread veins, while sclerotherapy treats varicose veins, which are larger.

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A solution is introduced into the targeted thread vein to collapse and remove it.

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It gets swept away by the immune system.

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Microsclerotherapy will remove a targeted thread vein permanently, but this doesn’t mean you won’t develop more over time.

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Some patients have reported a stinging sensation when they receive the solution, but it doesn’t last for long. The treatment is very quick.

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We find that new thread veins can develop despite our treatment although this may take a year or a few years. Many of our patients return from time to time for additional treatments.

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One session should be enough, but we will be better placed top advise you once we have examined your thread vein.

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There is a mild risk of inflammation, and allergic reaction. We will talk you through all the risks during the consultation.

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