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Thread Vein Removal / Microsclerotherapy - Legs

The Science

There are several treatments available for thread veins depending where they are. For the legs, the best treatment is usually microsclerotherapy. Laser treatment, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and electrolysis are best for thread veins on the face - see our IPL pages here.


Microsclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical into the veins using tiny needles. This destroys the vein making the walls of the veins fibrose (or "stick") together. After treatment on the legs, you will need to wear compression stockings for 2 weeks.

As microsclerotherapy closes the veins by inflammation of the wall, most patients get a patch of inflamed skin over the site of the injection which lasts for up to two weeks. This inflammation is actually very good – it is the body’s way of removing the dead vein. The area then settles down but the full benefit can take up to 12 weeks to be seen. After that you will find that the veins often continue to improve for up to a year after the treatment. Depending on the number of thread veins on the legs, several sessions may be needed to get the required results, but usually two will be enough.

Does it Work?

Compared with other treatments, microsclerotherapy gives the best results. It is the gold standard for treatment of thread veins, with 95% of our patients seeing an improvement with a good or very good result


Legs Thread Vein Removal Prices

First Treatment

(includes ultrasonic venous scan and compression stockings)


Additional Treatments