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Quick and effective treatment. Thread veins, or spider veins, are small twisted red blood vessels that run closely to the surface of the skin. This makes them highly visible and can cause embarrassment.
Thread veins affect men and women of all ages and skin types but are most common in women, affecting nearly 50% of all women over 40.
The removal process involves sclerotherapy injections, which is no longer available under many NHS Services.
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 in which 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. , 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.
Throughout your thread vein removal treatment, you will experience a range of psychological and physical benefits. The most common benefits are:
A thread vein removal consultation with a vascular surgeon is £229.00.
The thread vein removal procedure is £269.00.
A four-session treatment plan, inclusive of consultations, is £999.00.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
Inclusive of consultations
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
Qualifying from the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1988 Mr Garnham 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.