Microsclerotherapy is most commonly used for unsightly leg veins, ranging from a prominent vein to a larger area of matted veins. However, it is not suitable for the treatment of large varicose veins (for which surgery is the preferred option).

At Dr CP Aesthetics, I will take a full history and examination at the first consultation to ensure you are suitable for this treatment. A doppler ultrasound test is carried out to determine if you have underlying vascular problems which would make you unsuitable for microsclerotherapy.


The Procedure

Procedure time

60 mins

Full recovery

2 weeks +

Results duration



Mild discomfort


Redness, itching, infection, staining, ulceration


How does this treatment work?

Using a tiny needle the substance called a sclerosant is injected into the vessels causing irritation and collapse of the small vessel. I use a device called a veinlite which helps to identify the veins below the surface of the skin and makes injecting more accurate.

As soon as the sclerosant is injected, the vein ‘disappears’ but reappears soon after. This doesn’t mean the treatment hasn’t worked as it takes time for the vein to collapse permanently.

Immediately after treatment the veins look red and angry however this settles after two weeks at which point it may seem as though the treatment has not worked at all – the veins look as they did before treatment. Don’t lose heart at this stage as this is normal. Three treatment sessions at eight-week intervals are recommended.

This treatment has been used for years and is perfectly safe. We follow strict guidelines regarding maximum quantities to inject at each treatment.

Most patients hardly feel the injections. After the treatment it is common to feel an itching or stinging sensation at the site, but this is short-lived.

Microsclerotherapy can cause temporary redness and bruising to the skin. The risk of developing blood clots is extremely small, and if there are any risk factors/a past medical history of clots, then treatment would not be recommended.

We advise the following:

  • Take a 10 min walk immediately after treatment
  • Wear the support hosiery day and night for 3 days. After this you may take it off to have a cool shower or bath. Wearing the support hosiery is crucial even if it does seem a nuisance!
  • Wear the hosiery during the day for a further 7 days, removing it overnight
  • Avoid hot temperatures for 14 days such as hot baths, saunas and sunbeds
  • Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks as this can enhance pigmentation
  • Avoid high impact exercise for 2 weeks
  • Avoid waxing the legs for 4 weeks
  • Elevate your legs as much as possible for the first two weeks
  • Avoid long haul flights for 4 weeks after treatment
  • Consider wearing support hosiery long term to reduce the appearance of thread veins


Price List

Initial treatment

Follow-up treatment

Three treatment sessions at eight-week intervals are recommended.

Dr Claudia Petillon


Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment. That’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself!

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At Dr CP Aesthetics, we are experienced in treating a wide spectrum of cosmetic concerns and skin problems with an extensive portfolio of treatments available. Our goal is always to deliver safe, predictable and effective results that will fulfil your expectations.

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