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Varicose Veins Affect 41% Women Over 50

Estimate Source: Chicago Vein Institute

The Chicago Vein Institute estimates that varicose veins affect 41% of women over the age of 50.

This statistic means that more than 1 in 3 women over 50 are experiencing the problems associated with this common circulation problem.

Varicose veins are not just unsightly – they can cause a great deal of discomfort and even pain, making the legs feel heavy and uncomfortable. The poor circulation can lead to skin issues such as itching, dry skin and even ulcers.

Yet a surprisingly low number will actually get the problem treated as the NHS is unable to offer treatment apart from in the worst cases. The NHS website states:

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

But for many people, the sensations are intolerable. Compression stockings may provide some relief and lifestyle changes (diet/exercise) can prevent the problem from getting worse, but unfortunately once established, the only real ‘cure’ for varicose veins is to have them treated.

That’s why many people are now turning to the private sector for treatment.

Varicose Vein Removal

The only really effective way to resolve varicose veins for good is with surgery. However, that doesn’t have to mean painful vein stripping with a long recovery. Modern varicose vein surgery is provided in private clinics on a day case basis using laser technology which offers excellent results and fast recovery.

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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