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Varicose Veins And The Risk of Blood Clots

As varicose veins are a blood circulation problem, patients may wonder whether there is an increased risk of blood clots.  Some experts say that varicose veins are not especially likely to cause a blood clot, but there is now research that indicates the reverse and in fact, according to a report published in 2018, varicose […]

Vein Problems and the Ageing Process

Vein problems unfortunately become more common with age. Dr Ross Perry, founder of the London Vein Centre, explains how facial and varicose veins occur, what factors are involved as well as age, and how the problem can be treated. How do facial thread veins occur? “Facial spider veins are relatively common and are caused by […]

Laser, Nd:YAG or IPL for Facial Thread Veins?

Laser, Nd:YAG and IPL may all be suggested as high-tech, injection-free treatments for facial thread veins – but they are not the same thing at all. Which is best? The two systems work in a different way. IPL machines are more likened to a very bright light. This light is polychromatic, not collimated, and delivers a […]

Varicose Vein in Thighs Treatment Results

Before & After Photos Cosmedics’ London Vein Centre has revealed fabulous treatment results from varicose vein removal treatment.  This client had been struggling with the appearance and then the development of varicose veins in her thighs. Varicose veins are more commonly associated with the calves, because they can be seen there even through tights, leggings […]

Laser a Revolution for Facial Thread Veins

The latest advances in medical laser technology have transformed the treatment of thread veins and facial veins in particular. Previously, treatment tended to focus on use of injections to break down the visible and unsightly thread veins. However, this treatment is better suited to larger areas and less well-suited to the delicate facial skin. The […]

Why the NHS Compression Bandages Leg Ulcers

Why does the NHS treat leg ulcers primarily using compression bandages, when it is not the most effective treatment for the problem? Compression bandages are the most common treatment for leg ulcers, but they treat the symptom (ulcers) not the cause (venous insufficiency). Leg ulcers affect an estimated 500,000 adults in the UK, so it’s a […]

4 in 10 Women 50+ Have Varicose Veins

Estimate Source: Chicago Vein Institute Are you female and over 50? If you are suffering from varicose veins, it may not be good news, but could be of some comfort to know that you’re not alone. In fact figures from the Chicago Vein Institute suggest that varicose veins affect 41% of women over the age […]

Leg Ulcers Treatment Guidelines

Leg ulcers are a fairly common complication of varicose veins. They can be unpleasant to look at and very uncomfortable for the patient.  A leg ulcer is a sore caused by insufficient blood supply, which means that fairly simple wounds can fail to heal properly as they are not receiving enough oxygen. The skin can […]

Can Varicose Veins Burst?

Varicose veins are a fairly common condition which often runs in families and especially affects women. But did you know that in rare cases, untreated varicose veins can actually burst? Fortunately, varicose veins are a progressive condition, which means that they get worse gradually. Initially, the main concerns may be tolerable. The first symptoms are […]

Top Santé: Thread Vein Treatment SOS

Top Santé magazine’s feature on troublesome thread veins looks at the clinical treatment options – sclerotherapy, microsclerotherapy and lasers.  The feature explains that the size, severity and location of the thread veins will determine the best course of treatment. Dr Ross Perry, GP and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics and The London Vein Centre, was asked to […]