Spider/reticular veins are like varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They are often red or blue, and can look like tree branches or spider webs. They are mostly found on a person’s legs or face.

Microsclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique used to eliminate spider veins.

Microsclerotherapy is performed by injecting a sclerosant solution directly into the veins using a very fine needle. The sclerosant solution causes irritation to the lining of the veins, so that they swell and stick together, thereby preventing blood flow through them. The vein wall becomes non-viable and your bodies repair system recognises this.

Each vein may need several injections, given some weeks apart. Many different veins can be injected in one treatment session.

Over the few months following the treatment your body gradually removes the old vein wall, thus causing the veins to fade from view. Blood then flows through the nearby healthy vessels.


  • There is no down time, you can return to work/activity the same day
  • Any discomfort you feel can be treated with simple pain killers
  • The treatment is administered by a very fine needle, so no wounds and no scarring
  • Precision treatment.