Varicose veins are generally thought to affect more women than men – although some consider that discrepancy is more due to women being more likely to seek treatment for the condition.
However, experts have noticed an increase in male patients looking to get rid of the unsightly swollen and enlarged blue/purple veins on the legs.
The trend is attributed to a more ‘body-conscious’ generation who wish to look younger and healthier for longer.
A feature in the Telegraph earlier this year commented:
“Body-conscious men wanting to avoid “grandpa legs” are driving up demand for operations to remove varicose veins.”
One varicose vein treatment centre noted a 30% increase in demand from male patients for varicose vein removal treatment.
NHS Varicose Veins
The Telegraph notes that now relatively few people will qualify for free NHS treatment, stating:
“More than 15 million people in the UK are affected, but the NHS rarely gets involved with treatment except in critical circumstances.
“The majority of people opt for private procedures, which has led to a boom in the number of clinics offering to remove them.”
Varicose Vein Treatment
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer private varicose vein treatment and see many patients both male and female in their day-case clinic in London.
The London Vein Treatment Centre offers EVLA (endovenous laser ablation) laser varicose vein removal with a vascular surgeon with prices starting at £1,650 per leg (1 vein). There is no need for an overnight stay and clients can return home same day, making it a very convenient option. Recovery is quick compared to traditional ‘vein stripping’ surgery..
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.