varicose vein scan

Varicose Veins Scan for Diagnosis

Varicose veins in the Mirror featured varicose veins in their online health section, in a feature entitled “What causes varicose veins and how do you treat them? Everything you need to know”.

The feature asked the question ‘Why do my veins keep coming back?‘ and this raised the important issue of having proper diagnosis, which entails a thorough scan of the veins.

Their Beauty Editor explained:

“If your varicose veins have come back, chances are you’re not a lost cause, you’ve simply had poor treatment so far. I have a friend whose varicose veins have now come back four times, after both NHS and private treatment involving both laser and stripping.

“It’s only now she’s had a proper scan (unlike the cursory five-minute one before her last, pricey private laser op) and found out exactly why she’s not been fixed.

“The scan picked up a bunch of hidden varicose veins, including one from the pelvis, that hadn’t even been touched in the past. One vein had been treated, but only about a third of it had been lasered away, leaving a huge chunk behind so the problem was always going to recur.

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Varicose Vein Scan

Having a thorough scan is the only way to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the skin and can reveal much more than an examination of the visible veins. Sometimes you can’t even see the varicose veins on the surface of the skin, but a scan can reveal problems that the naked eye cannot see.

At Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre, the consultant consultant vascular surgeon carries out an ultrasound scan in order to make proper diagnosis of the veins.

The price of the ultrasound scan is included in the consultation fee and the fact that it is carried out on site by the surgeon himself makes it a very efficient process, allowing for full exploration of the condition. Having a scan also enables a fully informed discussion about what treatment would be most appropriate.

Laser Varicose Vein Removal Treatment

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).

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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