Thread Vein Treatment Cost
Here at Centre for Surgery, our thread vein prices are quoted per session of treatment and include both the cost of the vascular specialist and the clinical facilities. Your dedicated patient coordinator will only send you one treatment quotation which is all-inclusive with no hidden extras.
The first treatment of foam sclerotherapy costs £450 with additional sessions priced at £250.
Microslcerotherapy costs £275 + VAT per treatment session. Specialised compression stockings (Class 2) cost £65.
A follow-up appointment with no treatment carried out costs £75.
Any additional follow-up sessions of sclerotherapy cost £275 + VAT (if required).
Your specialist will assess your leg veins and determine how extensive the thread veins are. You may need further follow-up treatment which will depend on the outcome of treatment at your initial appointment. With sclerotherapy, it is standard clinical practice to have several treatment sessions due to the maximum safe dosages of sclerosant permitted with each treatment.
The initial consultation and colour duplex ultrasound scan with our expert vascular specialist costs £150.
We do not charge per number of veins treated but on a per leg basis. EVLA for one leg costs £2000 and EVLA for both legs costs £2500.
Follow-up treatment which may require touch-up sclerotherapy costs £275.
The total cost of varicose vein treatment in London for one leg is £2425 and for both legs is £2925.
Any additional treatments for thread vein and spider vein treatment cost £275 + VAT per session. There is always a safety limit to the amount of sclerotherapy that can be performed in one session and our vascular specialist will be able to advise you on how much treatment can be carried out safely in one session.
Why do we perform colour duplex ultrasound scans for thread veins?
Before you start treatment for getting rid of thread veins, it is our practice philosophy to always carry out a duplex ultrasound scan to make sure there is no underlying cause for your thread veins. In some cases, the vascular specialist may detect venous reflux particularly in the feeder veins. In these cases, the best course of action would be to treat the underlying valve dysfunction. Any treatment for thread veins carried out in the presence of vein reflux is doomed to failure even if there is an initial clinical improvement.
What does a thread vein treatment session involve?
Microsclerotherapy involves small injections of a chemical in liquid form directly into your thread veins. Any type of sclerotherapy treatment involves a maximum safe upper dosage that can be safely injected in one treatment. This means your practitioner can only treat a certain number of veins in one session. The risks of complications can increase significantly if the maximum safety limits are exceeded. The exact number of sessions you may require for treatment will depend on the extent of your leg veins and the clinical outcome of each treatment of sclerotherapy. Some types of veins especially minor varicosities may need more sclerosant for adequate clearance.
Your vascular specialist will give you an accurate indication of how many treatments you may require once you have had a face-to-face clinical assessment. Before you attend for a consultation and particularly if you are travelling from out of town, you may wish to send us photographs of your legs which we will show to the vascular specialist so they can develop a preliminary idea of how much treatment you may need.
Do you charge VAT on thread vein removal?
Thread vein and spider vein removal are most commonly carried out for the improvement of cosmetic appearance and therefore VAT will be added to your treatment cost. The treatments for which VAT will be added include micro sclerotherapy and laser spider vein removal with Nd:YAG laser which may carried out as an initial treatment or as a follow-up treatment.
Varicose vein treatment with EVLA, foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomy may not incur VAT if the treatment is being carried out for a medical reason.