Affordable Private Thread Vein Removal

Improve Your Skin and Self-Confidence through Sclerotherapy treatment


  • Unwanted and unsightly veins removed in a discreet, private and professional manner
  • Short notice appointments in Wolverhampton with experienced Vascular Surgeon
  • Non-invasive treatment-no anaesthetic needed
  • Proven procedure backed by experts
  • Service not normally provided by NHS
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What Are Thread Veins?

Thread veins or spider veins are small twisted red blood vessels that run close to the surface of the skin. The proximity to the skin makes them visible and often unsightly.

The most common area of the body affected by thread veins is the legs and its presence can cause frequent embarrassment.

Thread veins affect men and women of all ages and skin types. Affecting nearly 50% of all women over the age of 40, thread veins are much more prevalent in women. The removal process involves sclerotherapy injections.

This method of treatment is no longer available under most NHS services as it is seen as a ‘Procedure of Limited Clinical Value’.

What causes thread veins?

Unfortunately, thread veins cannot usually be prevented, as they often contain a strong hereditary component. Factors that can contribute to them are:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth Control (hormones)
  • Obesity
  • Standing or sitting for long periods without movement

Regardless of the treatment that is undertaken it is generally best to treat spider veins within the first few years of their appearance. As they get more established they are harder to eradicate completely.


How do you treat thread veins?

Rather than laser treatment using intense pulsed light we prefer to use sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations. A solution is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. The treated area’s blood flows normally but drastically reduces the appearance of red veins hitting the surface of the skin*.

Sclerotherapy is often the best choice for the treatment of superficial spider veins on the legs and hands. This is because it’s generally less expensive, faster and more effective than laser treatment. After treatment patients may experience some itching or burning at the site. However this normally goes away within a few days.

There is no downtime after sclerotherapy, but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least five days. A compression garment is usually worn for about 7-10 days, to help with healing. Most patients notice a gradual decline in symptoms within the first week of treatment. Final results however can take up to 12 weeks.

Thread Vein Removal Benefits:

Throughout your thread vein removal treatment, you will experience a range of psychological and physical benefits. The most common benefits are:

  • Fading of red or purple prominent veins
  • Clear skin in the affected area resulting in improved self-confidence
  • Fast treatment- no waits
  • Results visible within weeks


Your Consultation & Course of Treatment

Our Consultant Vascular Surgeon will examine your thread veins and discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you. Any specific concerns and questions about the method of treatment will also be discussed.

Sclerotherapy is an effective long term treatment for varicose and spider veins. Our consultant will inject a solution into the vein which collapses the affected vein.

The veins will soon be reabsorbed into nearby tissue and fade, re-routing blood to healthier veins. Although multiple treatments may be needed for the desired results, you will begin to see the difference in just weeks. Once veins are removed they are usually gone for good. Unfortunately, that does not mean that more won’t appear in the same area over time. It normally takes 2+ years before new veins appear, and often substantially longer.

Some side effects can include:

  • Bruising.
  • Stinging.
  • Swelling.
  • Skin discoloration.
  • Discomfort.


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Booking your thread vein removal consultation is easy. Either choose to fill in the contact form, email your enquiry or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010. Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt & private manner.

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Mr Andrew Garnham

Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon

Mr Andrew Garnham qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1988. He became a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in 2000, working from New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Specialising in vascular and general procedures, his surgical interests include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Thoracic outlet
  • Arterial surgery
  • Non-scalpel vasectomies

At Summerfield Healthcare Mr Garnham provides regular vasectomy clinics and sclerotherapy treatments for vascular patients.

Mr Garnham is a member of the Vascular Society and West Midlands Surgical Society. He has also contributed to national trials on aortic stenting and angioplasty. He also currently serves as the West Midlands Vascular Training Programme Director.

Mr Andrew Garnham does not hold a share or financial interest in Summerfield Healthcare. He does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at Summerfield Healthcare. Mr Andrew Garnham does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at Summerfield Healthcare.

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