Varicose veins procedures

Foam Sclerotherapy

The principle behind foam treatment is the same as for the other treatment methods. It is about closing off the blood flow in the diseased veins causing varicose veins and thread veins. Learn more below

No need for local anesthesia

Foam treatment involves foaming up a liquid medical preparation (Aethoxysklerol) with air, and injecting it directly into the relevant veins through a very thin needle. Aethoxysklerol chemically affects the inside of the vein so that it contracts and the blood flow stops. The foaming preparation increases the contact surface with the inside of the vein and thus increases the effectiveness.

Local anesthesia is not used because the needle is very thin and does not cause significant discomfort. Foam is used alone and in combination with other treatment methods. It is often very useful in cases where you have previously been treated for varicose veins, as the remaining veins will be anatomically irregular and not receptive to either laser, radiofrequency, or glue. In addition, foam treatment is very effective for treating smaller and superficial varicose veins and thread veins.

The preparation is injected directly into the relevant vein through a very thin needle. Foam treatment is very effective for smaller and superficial varicose veins. Foam treatment is often used where varicose veins have previously been treated. Foam treatment is extremely gentle and you can continue with your usual daily life immediately after the treatment.

Frequently

asked questions

Find answers to all of your questions regarding varicose veins and thread veins.
Can I undergo treatment if I am on blood-thinning treatment?
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Yes. If you are taking blood-thinning medication, you should not stop it. This should only be done in extremely rare cases, and if so, the doctor has informed you about it during the preliminary examination.
How long does the surgery take?
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A normal-length operation takes between 45 and 60 minutes. A larger operation on both legs can take up to 90 minutes.
Does the treatment hurt?
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Some think that the anesthetic injections hurt, but as soon as these are completed, you are anesthetised and the remaining treatment should not be felt. We always strive to make you as pain-free and comfortable as possible.
Can I drive after surgery?
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We recommend that you do not drive yourself after the treatment. If you get a bandage over the entire leg, you can become more or less stiff above the knee, which can hinder the ability to drive safely. You can move freely otherwise, that is, on foot and by public transport.
Should I use a support stocking after surgery?
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There is no evidence that it helps with the long-term results or reduces the risk of complications. But if you think it helps against swelling and discomfort, you can use a knee-high compression stocking for 5–6 days after the treatment. You must buy the compression stockings yourself.
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Pricing

Simple no-tricks pricing

The total costs involved in diagnosing and treating your varicose veins are outlined below. The primary treatment plan is likely to be either Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Foam Sclerotherapy, depending on the severity of your varicose veins. We have differentiated prices depending on your location in the north or south of England. See below.
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£680
Both Legs*
£780
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£1930
Both Legs*
£2530
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£500
Both Legs*
£600

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£250
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£730
Both Legs*
£830
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£2400
Both Legs*
£2800
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£550
Both Legs*
£650

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£300
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
Treatment
Treatments
One leg
Both Legs*
Foam sclerotherapy
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the gold-standard treatment option for varicose veins when EVLA is not required, as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It’s worth noting, though, that the vast majority of patients with varicose veins do require EVLA.
One leg
£730
Both Legs*
£830
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Endovenous laser ablation, often referred to as EVLA (or EVLT), is the gold-standard treatment for varicose veins – as recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
One leg
£2400
Both Legs*
£2800
Avulsions / Foam sclerotherapy
As a complement to laser treatment or foam sclerotherapy on the insufficient veins, you might need a complementary treatment to tackle the visible veins on the legs. This can be done by either avulsions, sclerotherapy, or both and gives the most holistic result. Some patients need several rounds of complementary treatments to achieve a satisfactory result.
One leg
£550
Both Legs*
£650

*Treatment prices for both legs, are dependent on both legs being treated at the same time. If two appointments are required the price will increase.

Consultation
£300
No hidden fees or costs
Book a consultation
Utilising a duplex ultrasound scan, we accurately diagnose the severity and specifics of your varicose veins.
Ultrasound scan
Tailored treatment plan
Fixed treatment price offer
1 on 1 time with your surgeon
4.9 overall rating
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