Varicose Veins, Spider Veins
How To Prevent Them And How To Get Rid Of Them
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They recently sent Danielle Hudson to visit Dr Ross Perry at Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre to review treatment for troublesome leg veins. She explains:
“I had my first spider vein pop up on my right calf aged just 17, despite being really sporty and active (I suspect it was caused by standing for hours on end at my first job as a sales assistant in Miss Selfridge and I’m sure my love of high heels didn’t help) as the years have passed and the spider veins have increased, so has my hatred for them!”
Standing for long periods is a prime cause of thread veins, together with excess weight, pregnancy, smoking. However, once they’ve appeared, vein problems won’t just go away again, as the vein is damaged and won’t just get better on its own.
Danielle sought treatment at Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre with Dr Ross Perry. She explains that there are a number of different treatments, depending on the nature of veins, so it’s important to see a doctor experienced in treatment of vein conditions. She goes on:
“Doctor Ross decided to treat my spider veins with the microsclerotherapy technique, which luckily for me, is the simplest of all the procedures. A super fine needle is inserted into each broken capillary and a sticky, sugar solution is administered- sticking the capillary closed. When the broken capillary is sealed in this way, blood can no longer travel through it and the capillary is therefore no longer visible. For all you needle-phobes out there, please don’t worry about the injection part of the treatment; the needle is so fine you can barely feel it (truthfully!) the part that is slightly uncomfortable comes from the sugar solution, which feels a bit stingy. This only last a few minutes though.
“After the treatment, you need to wear support stockings for a week to keep the treated capillaries compressed and you mustn’t exercise (as a boost in circulation could ‘unstick’ the treated capillaries). Once you remove the support stockings and the plasters you may get a shock at how bruised the area looks, this is totally normal but it does take a while to disappear. You may also have some brown spots due to the iron in the blood, these will also fade.
“The results are unbelievable! Such a simple treatment, yet with incredible results.”
Thread Veins Treatments
Sclerotherapy is a treatment which gets rid of thread veins on the legs or thighs. A special injection is delivered into the vein where it damages the structure of the vessel and destroys its ability to carry blood. The vein will then disappear and blood will simply flow elsewhere, leaving the skin appearing clearer.
Laser treatment is a very popular option for dealing with thread veins. It is fast and efficient, using laser energy to destroy the affected veins so that blood flows instead through other healthier veins. This is available in selected vein treatment centres as advanced equipment is required. Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre based in Putney offers the latest laser solution for thread veins.
Varicose & Thread Vein Treatment
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private treatment for thread veins and at their London Vein Treatment Centre, they also offer varicose vein treatment with ultrasound scanning for proper diagnosis of any ‘underlying’ vein problems.
Their London Vein Treatment Centre offers EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal with a vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,550 per leg (1 vein).
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.