Leg Veins

Treatment Snapshot

From 30 minutes upwards, depending on the size of the treatment area

None required

Sun exposure in the 4 weeks prior to and following treatment, Active and chronic herpes simplex, Keloid scarring, Skin disorders, Bleeding disorders, Cancer, Pregnancy, and Breast Feeding, Recent laser resurfacing or Chemical peels


Final Result
A significant reduction in the appearance of thread veins after completing the full course of treatment

Suitable For
Anybody suffering from the appearance of unwanted thread veins on their legs

Veins that appear on the legs can be a problem for men and women alike, however, more often in women. It can lead to embarrassment and some discomfort especially upon hormonal fluctuations and are a frequent common cosmetic concern.

Sometimes called spider veins or thread veins these small, unsightly superficial veins are usually found in clusters on any part of the legs but are particularly frequent behind the knees and around the ankles.

A combination therapy treatment of Sclerotherapy and AFT Pulsed Light Technology is usually the best approach with superficial veins.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves tackling some of the deeper veins apparent as blue or purple in colour. It involves inserting a sclerosant substance directly into the vein using very precise small injections to clot the blood in the vein then enforcing it to collapse completely and therefore disappear visually on the skin.

How does AFT Pulsed Light work?

AFT Pulsed Light technology is a procedure used on smaller red thread like superficial veins. The light is flashed over the veins precisely and passes through the upper layers of the skin effectively and is absorbed by the blood in the vein then converted into heat. The heat coagulates the blood and the vessel walls collapse. The vein is re-absorbed by the body reducing its appearance on the surface of the skin.

Leg veins never present the same on any two individuals, therefore treatment plans are managed in a bespoke way. It is expected an average of 60% improvement in the veins but factors such as age, lifestyle habits and medical conditions can influence results.

Leg Vein Removal FAQs

What type of leg veins can be treated?

Thread veins

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed is dependant upon the type and amount of veins needing treating, but is usually around 3-6

Is treatment painful?

No! Whilst pain tolerance is an individual matter, the majority of patients endure the treatment really well, and describe a sensation similar to a small pinch.

How long until I see the results?

Some patients see a result immediately following treatment, although for others it can take a little longer. The full course recommended by the practitioner is always advised in order to achieve maximum results.

Areas we cover include, Ormskirk, Aughton, Maghull, Aintree, Melling, Birkdale, Crosby, Formby, Parbold, Wigan, Preston, Skelmersdale, Southport, Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, Liverpool, Warrington, Stockport, Bolton, Chester, Chorley, Manchester, Knutsford, Cheshire, Lancaster and more…