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    What is sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to improve the appearance of thread veins and spider veins or to eliminate them completely. It’s quick, painless and effective – and available here, at the Aesthetics of Essex.

    Thread veins are little blue, purple or red veins that are visible just underneath the skin on the face and body. Although harmless, thread veins can be very unsightly and they may make you feel self-conscious – particularly if they appear in exposed areas, such as the face or leg. That’s why sclerotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular option.

    What causes thread veins on the face and legs?

    Although the exact cause is unknown, there could many reasons why they appear – such as hereditary factors, heat, alcohol and hormonal changes. These are all believed to be triggers for this skin condition, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be treated.

    What is injected during sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy is a safe, non-surgical procedure which involves injecting a saline treatment directly into the vein. The treatment has been well practised and has evolved over the last 150 years to ensure the best possible results for those with thread veins.

    Sclerotherapy in Essex

    Here at Aesthetics of Essex, we have a team of experienced therapists who specialise in thread vein removal. In fact, we offer the best sclerotherapy in Essex. It’s quick, easy, virtually painless – with no need for topical anaesthetic. Recovery time is minimal and the sclerotherapy injections create impressive results, which last a long time.

    If you would like to find out more about sclerotherapy in Essex, please feel free to get in touch. Either give us a call on 01708 225555 or 01708 222224 to book your free consultation or send an email to for more information.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Will I need downtime?

      No, we do advise you take it easy whilst your body recovers, and wear compression stockings can also aid your recover

      Will it hurt?


      How quickly will I see results?

      Immediately and will carry on to improve over 8 weeks.

      How much is it?

      Price on consultation

      The Procedure

      A chemical solution or Sclerosing agent is injected at several points along the veins. The solution or Sclerosing agent is injected through a very fine needle, directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the veins which causes the vein walls to collapse, forcing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades over a period of 2-8 weeks and the appearance is significantly improved – resulting in much clearer, vein-free skin.

      Following the injections, it is important that veins stay in a collapsed state, therefore cotton balls and a compression wrap may be applied to promote proper healing and help assist shrinkage of the veins. After your treatment you will be required to wear compression tights for at least three days. These tights will not need to be worn overnight, apart from that; your daily activities can be resumed after treatment like normal.

      The Treatment

      The number of veins injected in one treatment session depends on the size and location of the veins, therefore this treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how many injections are needed.

      The number of sessions required for maximum results will depend on a variety of factors, such as; the thickness of the veins, the length of the veins, the individuals’ age and health. You will be advised on the number of sessions needed during your free Sclerotherapy consultation.

      This treatment is the perfect solution to many people who suffer with thread veins, however Sclerotherapy is not suitable for people with large varicose veins, or those who have had veins removed via surgery before.

      If you have visible veins then the best way to determined that our treatment will be effective your condition or not, would be to book a free consultation with us.


      • Highly effective in reducing or eliminating unsightly thread veins, reticular veins or spider veins
      • Immediate visible results
      • No hospitalisation required
      • Daily activities can be resumed after treatment
      • Relieves aching and pain symptoms.


      What are thread veins?
      Thread veins or spider veins are the little blue, purple or red veins that are visible just underneath the skin. Whilst they are not medically dangerous, they are very unpopular, especially with women, because they look so unsightly.

      Does it hurt?
      Usually only the very tip of the needle is inserted into the skin, whilst this can be experienced as a tiny scratch, it should not be more painful than plucking hair.

      How often will I need to have this treatment?
      You will most likely need several treatments spaced approximately four to six weeks apart. Although the number of treatments required varies, most people will need two to four sessions.

      What/who is it suitable for?
      Thread veins on the legs. Laser and IPL machines are more suitable if you have large areas of your legs affected by thread veins, and microwave treatment may be a better option for very small thread veins that are difficult to inject or that are in smaller areas.



      It is important to us that all our clients feel safe and in good hands when they come to Aesthetics of Essex.

      Please do feel free to ask to view your practitioners full certificate when you are in clinic.

      Summary of your Treatment

      Procedure Time


      Full Recovery


      Duration of Results


      Back to Work


      Sensitivity Period

      24 Hours Estimated

      Risks and Complications

      Asymmetry, bruises and swelling




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