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Invisible Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins Are Not Always Visible

One of the common misconceptions about varicose veins is that if you can’t see them, then you don’t have them.

Certainly the characteristic look for varicose veins is swollen and twisted blue/purplish veins which you can even see through tights.

Actually, for some patients, varicose veins can be hidden beneath the skin where they can’t been seen.

It very much depends on the individual’s physiology. Patients who have a lot of fatty tissue between the muscle and skin may not see them so clearly if at all. Sometimes the veins visible at the skin’s surface are the tip of the iceberg. There could be a lot more going on beneath, which is why it is worth having any worrying signs investigated.

How they look isn’t the only concern.  Other symptoms of varicose veins can include a heaviness or discomfort in the legs.

Varicose veins tends to be a progressive condition, which means that once it has started, it tends to get worse over time.

Earlier treatment is generally advised for best results. It means that the veins can be treated before they’ve got too bad, making varicose vein removal often an easier and potentially a less expensive process.

Varicose Vein Removal

Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal at their London vein treatment centre with a renowned vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein). There is no general anaesthetic, no hospital stay and patients can walk out of the clinic with the varicose veins gone.

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

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.

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