At the British Varicose Vein Centre we are constantly exploring new and better ways to treat our patients and one method that has become popular over the last few years is the use of glue treatment, also known as Acrocyanate.
In this procedure a medical adhesive is used to effectively and safely treat varicose veins. Only a local anaesthetic is needed (so that lessens the need for further injections) and also this method eliminates the need for heating the affected area so vastly reduces the chance of any skin or nerve injury.
The medical ‘glue’ sets within a few minutes so the veins walls are immediately bonded and this is then checked by the use of ultrasound. Unlike other methods there is no need for bandages or compressions either.