Using a fine needle, sclerofoam is injected carefully into these spider veins and reticular veins. Sclerofoam is mixture of sclerosant (liquid) and air. The sclerofoam damages these small veins and causes them to collapse, these veins are then reabsorbed by the body.

This procedure is performed in the clinic, it requires multiple sessions, approximately 6-8 weeks apart. UGFT is performed with topical anesthetic cream, there is no downtime and patients can resume normal activity immediately. Possible complications include bruising, bleeding or staining but all of these are not serious.