Injections plus Candela Advanced Vascular Laser

Treatment By

Laser Specialist and Doctor

Treatment Type

Sclerotherapy injections plus Candela Advanced Vascular Laser



Treatment Time

10 – 30 Minutes

Results Seen

After 1-4 sessions



Sclerotherapy at our Leamington Spa Clinic is a non-invasive and highly effective treatment for leg veins. It is one of the most commonly used treatments for reducing or eliminating the appearance of varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves the injection of a sclerosing solution into the veins. This solution causes the veins to close, diminishing their appearance over time. We can also combine this treatment with our Candela Advanced Vascular Laser. Treatments offer excellent cosmetic results and can restore confidence.


  • Varicose veins on the legs

  • Spider veins on the legs

Treatment Benefits

  • Reduction of unsightly varicose or spider veins

  • Results without surgery

  • Performed by a Doctor

  • Excellent cosmetic results

  • Restores confidence

  • You can wear shorts of a skirt without worrying!

What is Sclerotherapy?

A Sclerotherapy treatment at Eve Clinics is a non-invasive injectable treatment used to treat leg veins. The procedure involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the veins that cause the veins to shrink. The chemical irritates the small veins and causes it to undergo fibrosis and eventually disappear. The solution is injected into the veins using a very thin needle, and the procedure can be done quite easily at our Leamington Spa Clinic.

Sclerotherapy is most commonly used to treat spider veins, as well as larger varicose veins. It can also be used to treat reticular veins, which are small, purple-blue veins that are usually seen in the thigh area. We offer the procedure to patients with concerns on the leg area. Other options can be discussed with our specialists during your consultation if you would like thread veins or spider veins treated on other parts of the body.

Sclerotherapy is a relatively quick procedure and does not require any anesthesia. The sclerosing solution that is injected into the veins is typically a salt solution. The solution causes the vein walls to become irritated, which causes them to collapse and eventually disappear. The solution prohibits blood flow to the damaged vein and instead the blood is routed to the healthier veins. The body then absorbs the damaged veins so it is no longer visible.

The results of the procedure can be seen within a few weeks, and the results are permanent. Side effects are usually minimal, and they include temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and itching. In rare cases, the solution can cause an allergic reaction or skin discoloration. This is why we offer this procedure with a doctor, to limit complications and avoid unnecessary risks.

How can Sclerotherapy help?

The varicose vein treatment is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for those wishing to take on a rejuvenated look on the leg area. It can help to improve the look of the skin on the legs dramatically and can be used to target multiple areas and even both legs, restoring self-confidence. If you are interested in learning more about Sclerotherapy, it is important to talk to our doctor to determine if it is the right treatment for you.

Our treatments are of course totally bespoke to your individual concerns so after assessment of the area, we may suggest an alternative treatment. A lot of the time varicose veins can be misdiagnosed by individuals and Sclerotherapy injections are not needed. Instead a laser is used, like the Candela Advanced Vascular Laser offered at Eve Clinics. This laser can be used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. It is also possible that a combination of Sclerotherapy injections and laser are used for optimal results.

Sclerotherapy Consultation

Prior to treatment, all patients are invited to attend a medical consultation with our doctor or laser specialist. During this consultation, we will examine your concern and take a full medical history. A patch test may also be necessary to ensure you are suitable for treatment if using laser and will not experience any allergic reaction during treatment. Together, we will devise a treatment plan which will ultimately help you to experience the best results possible. We will advise on the approximate number of sessions required and explain to you the aftercare instructions you need to follow when you leave the clinic.

Once you have decided to go ahead with the procedure, we will either book for you to come in at a later date, or start the treatment on the day of the consultation. Treatment is very simple. We first decide whether to administer a local anesthetic. This will be discussed with our doctor and they may decide to if the vein being treated is deep below the surface. The treatment will consist of a few injections at different sites, after each injection a compression pad is applied to the area.

After treatment

After treatment, you may be provided with compression socks or stockings to apply pressure to your legs and to help maintain blood flow. Stockings will also reduce discomfort and swelling. You’ll be advised to continue with most daily activities immediately after treatment and must continue to walk to avoid the rare possibility of blood clots. Patients should avoid strenuous activities during the recovery process. After treatment, you may notice some slight swelling and redness at the injection sites; this can usually be reduced by wearing your compression stockings.

Overall, Sclerotherapy is a highly effective and non-invasive treatment for leg veins. It is a safe and reliable way to reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins for most patients. Patients should discuss any questions or concerns with a reputable doctor and clinic like Eve Clinics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sclerotherapy is not suitable for everybody. This is why you must attend a medical consultation prior to treatment. Some people may require surgery to correct varicose veins. Others may not be able to have treatment due to existing medical conditions or medication. Pregnant women are not suitable for treatment along with those breast feeding.

The sclerosing solution used may be either polidocanol (Sclerovein) or sodium tetradecylsulfate (Fibrovein).

After you have had your Sclerotherapy treatment, you should avoid hot baths, saunas, swimming pools and hot tubs. Patients should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications for 48 hours following the Sclerotherapy procedure. Depending on how the treatment has gone, we may advise you of further instructions.

Weak vein walls are the number one cause for varicose veins. Over time and due to the ageing process, veins can be stretched and lose their elasticity, causing them to weaken. Varicose veins can also be caused by a condition that puts pressure on the legs…overweight people and pregnant women are more likely to get varicose veins.

You will not see an immediate result following a Sclerotherapy treatment. Usually patients will see a reduction or disappearance of the veins 1 month after the final session. For larger veins, this can be extended to 1-4 months.

Prior to your appointment, please wash your legs with anti-bacterial soap. Patients will also be most comfortable wearing loose fitting clothing and sandals. You should also make us aware of any changes to your medical history.

At Eve Clinics in Leamington Spa we can treat veins on a number of different areas of the body. Although, a different method may be selected. We can treat thread veins on the face, arms and legs with a vascular laser.

The number of Sclerotherapy sessions required depends on a number of factors including the size of the varicose veins and also how many areas are affected by these veins. Usually patients will require 1-4 sessions.

As with all medical aesthetic procedures, there are risks to consider. Sclerotherapy is a relatively safe treatment and has been used for decades by medical professionals. In fact, the first attempts at sclerotherapy were reported in the 1680s. Side effects can include bruising, raised red areas at the injection site, swollen skin and redness. Rare side effects of Sclerotherapy can include an allergic reaction, inflammation, blood clots and air bubbles.

As with all treatments at Eve Clinics, the minimum age is 18. There is no upper age limit to treatments, although each case is assessed individually.

We cannot 100% guarantee complete removal of your varicose veins. Treatment is however very effective in the majority of cases providing aftercare advice is followed correctly.

Sclerotherapy is a long term solution to varicose and spider veins. The results are however both permanent and temporary. The veins treated are unlikely to return, however new varicose veins can develop over time meaning further treatments are needed.

Sclerotherapy is available in some cases on the NHS. This often comes with lengthy waiting times though. For a quick solution, a private Sclerotherapy treatment is best.

Sclerotherapy can cause some minor discomfort during treatment. For this reason, we may offer local anaesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable for those worried about this. Discomfort after treatment will usually fade within a few days.

A small number of practitioners treat arm and face veins by sclerotherapy, but this is not common practice. At Eve Clinics we use successful advanced vascular laser for thread veins on the face.

At Eve Clinics the sclerotherapy session takes 30-60 minutes.

Usually the bruising can last up to one week but if the veins were very large, you may expect longer bruising.

Advanced Vascular Laser can treat veins up to 3mm in diameter . All veins above this size, has to be treated by sclerotherapy. Of then at Eve Clinics to achieve the most spectacular results, we combine sclerotherapy followed by the laser treatment.

Our doctors have decades of experience in Sclerotherapy procedures. We are also able to assess each patient on a case by case basis and offer a number of alternative treatments if necessary. Patient safety and care is our number 1 priority which is why we provide our treatments in a safe environment with the latest and proven technology. Our team work together to provide you with the best experience from first point of contact to helping you through the aftercare process.

Before and After


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