Micro-sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for smaller varicose veins, recurrent varicose veins and thread or spider veins.
It involves injecting a chemical solution directly into the diseased veins, causing the lining of the vein to become sticky and to occlude. The veins eventually fade from view as they get reabsorbed by the body over a period of about three months.
The procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
It is advised to wear Grade 2 compression stockings for 48 hours afterwards. You can return to normal activity immediately.
Occasionally, more than one treatment session is required.
Realistic expectations should be discussed at the consultation.
Varicose Vein Treatments
Mr O’Brien offers several treatment options for eliminating varicose veins, whether you have small cosmetic veins or large varicose veins.
Click on the treatment options below to find out more
Radiofrequency Ablation (Venefit) of varicose veins
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally-invasive (keyhole) procedure which treats the underlying cause of varicose veins i.e. superficial venous reflux.
Traditional varicose vein surgery.
Whilst new keyhole techniques have modernised treatment for varicose veins, there are certain situations where traditional open vein surgery remains the best option.
Glue is a newer procedure for sealing larger varicose veins.
Foam sclerotherapy (Ultrasound-guided)
Foam sclerotherapy can be used to treat moderate or larger varicose veins, or veins which gave recurred after prior vein surgery.
Microsclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for smaller, superficial thread veins of the legs.
Thermavein™ is a new technology offering the instant, safe and permanent removal of facial veins and small thread leg veins (also known as telangiectasia).