Veins that have been adequately treated by sclerotherapy will not recur. However, the underlying weakness in other veins is not affected and therefore new vessels may appear with time. To minimise the development of new abnormal veins it is important to maintain normal body weight, exercise regularly, avoid constipation and minimise the wearing of high-heeled shoes. If your condition is severe than it may be appropriate to wear support stockings each day. These stockings are not as "heavy" as the stockings used after treatments but offer more support than normal stockings. These can be purchased from this clinic. A yearly "check-up" may be recommended to detect the development of new veins, which can then be treated easily.