The fine needle prick is compared to a mosquito bite. Sometimes the solution stings a bit. If a larger vein is treated, the vein can spasm causing a cramping feeling but this resolves after walking for a few minutes.

We welcome referrals from family doctors but patients can also just call our clinic (613) 687-7641 to book their own appointments. You can also send us a note by email to

No. These varicose veins are not working properly and their removal will actually improve circulation.

No. Only healthy veins are used for bypass graft surgery, not varicose veins.

Yes. As long as you don't have any larger varicose veins feeding the spider veins. We will assess you and advise.

All regular and low impact activities including work. Restrictions include high impact activities such as jogging, heavy weight lifting, soccer.

Everyone is different and the number of treatments will vary depending on the nature and extent of the problem. We will estimate the number of sessions at your consultation.

Once the vein is treated adequately, it will not come back. However, you may have a genetic predisposition to forming varicose veins, so other new veins may appear over time.

Conservative treatment with compression socks, leg elevation and walking are the best. Unfortunately we cannot treat you while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The initial consultation is covered by OHIP. At the consultation, we will estimate the treatment plan and fees.