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VNUS Closure

Foam Sclerotherapy


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Venous Ulcers

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the treatment hurt?

Most treatments are carried out under local anaesthetic, so there is no pain during the procedure. In some cases patients experience a small amount of discomfort afterwards.

Are there any side effects?

There can be swelling and bruising, but these should only last 1 to 2 weeks.

How quickly will I see a difference?

In the majority of cases you will see an improvement straight away.

Will I need to stay overnight?

Most procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic, meaning the patient can go home the same day.

Will the Veins come back?

It is not possible to cure varicose veins. About 1 in 3 people have a tendency to have varicose veins and they often run in the family. After treatment about 1 in 3 people will develop more varicose veins after 5 years, but these can also be treated.

How long before I can fly?

You should ask your surgeon, but most people can fly within a week or 2 of any procedure.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Varicose veins can often be seen on the skin.
Other common symptoms include:

  • Aching legs, especially after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Throbbing or cramping
  • Heaviness
  • Swelling
  • An itchy or irritated rash
  • Restless legs.

Will I still be able to exercise?

For most people, recovery time is quick and exercise can begin again after about 7 days.

Will there be any scars?

Some treatments involve making small incisions (about 1mm), which can leave small scars, but these are barely visible.

Can I go in the sun?

Yes, unlike laser treatments, the methods used by Veincare Surgeons mean you can go in the Sun as soon as you wish

How long will I need to have off work?

This depends on your occupation and how you are affected by any procedures. Most Veincare patients are back to normal activity either the same day or within 2 or 3 days.