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Restore the even tone of the skin

20 minutes


Can be permanent

Local anaesthetic

What is Sclerotherapy?

House of Saab uses sclerotherapy as an effective treatment for removing spider veins. The aim of this procedure is to break down the walls of these thin vessels, also known as thread veins or venous flares, so that they can be permanently eradicated. Spider veins are often found to affect the legs and feet (and sometimes on the face); areas for which sclerotherapy can suitably address.

The Experience

The sclerotherapy procedure is applied directly to the vein. An injection containing a sclerosing agent is administered, which works to redirect the flow of blood to another, more healthy vein. The walls of the spider vein will then collapse and naturally disperse, so it is no longer in existence. Depending on the size of the spider vein, and how many need to be treated, a course of procedures may be required.

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Aftercare & Results

The results from sclerotherapy may take between 3 and 6 weeks to become visible. You can expect for the veins to fade gradually over this period, before they completely disappear. As spider veins are a noticeable irregularity on the skin’s surface, erasing them can help to restore the even tone of the skin.

Keeping mobile after the treatment is recommended, although it may be necessary for someone to drive you home from the clinic. You may be asked to wear a compression garment on the treated area for up to 2 weeks after the procedure, to help with healing. Other recommendations may include avoiding strenuous activity for 2 weeks and avoiding sun exposure.

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Our Expertise

House of Saab specialises in many different aesthetic treatments for a variety of conditions. We take pride in being one of the few medical aesthetic clinics that offers sclerotherapy in London. Your safety is very important to us at House of Saab. This treatment is non invasive and considered to be safer than surgical methods.

Our sclerotherapy treatments are conducted by either a doctor, nurse, or aesthetic therapist. An experienced practitioner will meet you when you arrive, explain the procedure, and guide you to one of the treatment rooms. Unlike other medical aesthetic clinics, you may have the choice in who performs the treatment.


Sclerotherapy can be a suitable treatment for men and women who are looking to remove the appearance of visible venous irregularities. By undergoing this procedure you can also be relieved from other symptoms that spider veins can cause, including: swelling, aching, night cramps and burning sensations. Our female clients may not be recommended for sclerotherapy if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your welfare is important to us at House of Saab. As sclerotherapy is a non-invasive procedure, it is considered to be a safer option than a surgical method. It is successful in completely eradicating spider veins in up to 90% of cases, and repeating the procedure may occasionally be necessary.

You may find that as the injection is administered, a small scratch is felt. In some cases, where the spider vein is quite large, it can be a little uncomfortable and achy as the solution is applied. Your House of Saab practitioner will advise if it is thought that you will benefit from the use of a local anaesthetic.

As it is an injectable procedure, you may find that bruising and a small red bump may develop at the site of the thread vein. Any post-treatment inflammation is usually mild and will settle within a few days – over-the-counter pain relief or cool packs can help to soothe the affected area. Other potential complications (although rare) will be discussed at the consultation.

Although strenuous activities are advised against, following sclerotherapy, significant downtime is not usually experienced. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home but you should still be able to continue with your day, with little disruption.

The House of SAAB Skin clinic located at 27, Chepstow Corner offers the Sclerotherapy treatment.

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