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Summer Shorts Expose Thread Vein Problems

The weekend of warm weather has seen the shorts come out for the first time this year, as temperatures remained steadily in the 20’s and even reached 25C in Cambridge. 

Exposing your skin to the sun feels good, but wearing shorts again may bring mixed feelings for those with vein problems.

Thread veins or varicose veins can remain hidden under clothing over winter, but when they resurface, it is often a shock to see how noticeable they’ve become. Unfortunately, once they’ve appeared, thread veins and varicose veins don’t get better on their own – in fact, they tend to get worse.

That’s why early summer tends to be a time when enquiries into thread vein or varicose vein treatment surge, as people prepare to ditch the winter layers.

Thread Veins and Varicose Veins

Thread veins and varicose veins appear at the skin’s surface when the veins have become damaged and blood can’t flow efficiently through them, so the blood pools. There’s a cyclical effect, as the pooling of the blood places further pressure on the damaged vein, so the pooling becomes worse.

Thread veins may be considered a largely cosmetic issue, affecting the way the skin looks but not causing any medical concern. Varicose veins, as they progress, can cause swelling, ulceration, eczema, pain, throbbing and a whole range of other unpleasant symptoms.

Thread Veins Treatments

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.

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.

Thread Vein Treatment Bristol and London

Sclerotherapy treatment is available at Cosmedics Skin Clinics based in Bristol and London.

Varicose Vein Treatments

EVLA laser varicose vein removal is viewed as the gold-standards solution for varicose veins.

This procedure is is carried out on a day case basis and uses local anaesthetic. Recovery is very quick and patients are able to walk unaided to return home. There is no need for an overnight stay and patients can return to normal activities much faster. Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private varicose vein treatment including EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) with a vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein).

Other Varicose Vein Treatment

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

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol using the latest techniques with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons.

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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