Express: Why Winter for Varicose Vein Removal

For the estimated 3 in every 10 Brits who suffer from varicose veins, a recent article in the Express suggests that January and February are the best time to have treatment. 

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Varicose veins? Why January and February are the best time of year to seek out treatment

The reason is that having treatment in winter means that the legs are ready to be exposed for the summer season, so patients no longer need to feel self-conscious about exposing their legs.

Varicose veins experts say that it is more common for clients to seek treatment in the summer, when they are going on holiday and want to be able to bare their legs to enjoy the sun.

Yet having treatment in advance means that the legs can be treated and healed in time for the warmer weather, even if multiple sessions are going to be required.  can be a good time for treating thread veins as the cold weather tends to make them worse.

Varicose Veins Advice

The Express article suggests:

“Varicose veins are rarely a serious condition and don’t usually require treatment.

“But speak to your GP if:

  • Your varicose veins are causing you pain or discomfort
  • The skin over your veins is sore and irritated
  • The aching in your legs is causing irritation at night and disturbing your sleep”

Varicose Vein Treatment

As varicose veins are not generally considered to be serious, treatment on the NHS usually starts with advice and.or compression stockings.

The Express article explains:

“If treatment is necessary, the NHS advises your doctor may first recommend up to six months of using compression stockings, taking regular exercise and elevating the affected area when resting.

“Other common treatment options include endothermic ablation – where heat is used to seal affected veins – sclerotherapy – this uses special foam to close the veins and ligation and stripping – the affected verbs are surgically removed.”

Laser Varicose Vein Treatment


EVLA laser treatment is an advanced treatment for varicose veins using laser energy. This treatment is available in private clinics such as Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre.

Success rates are in excess of 95% and the procedure is done on a day case basis, with no requirement to have lengthy recovery time off work.

London Vein Treatment Centre

With the launch of the new Harley Street clinic, Cosmedics Skin Clinics now offer private varicose vein treatment at two London Vein Treatment Centres.

  • 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS
  • 41 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QH

The most popular option is EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal with a vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).

They also offer foam sclerotherapy and micro surgery in order to provide a tailor-made service and the most comprehensive vein treatment solution for each individual.

For more information, please complete the form to the right hand side or call 020 7386 0464.

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