Varicose Vein Treatments Include:
Everything you need to know
Up to 40% of women and 20% of men suffer from symptoms of varicose veins, making the disease of the veins one of the most prevalent conditions today. Varicose veins are caused by weak vein walls and valves. Women are more likely to have varicose veins, particularly as being pregnant leads to an increased risk. Old age, being overweight and long periods of standing also increase your risk of developing varicose veins.
HOW ARE VARICOSE VEINS TREATED?
Phlebectomy, which is also known as stab avulsion, microphlebectomy or ambulatory phlebectomy, is a technique used to remove varicose veins. In this procedure, 1 or 2 tiny cuts are made in the skin, the affected vein is identified, cut and removed through the incisions using a suction device. This treatment can either be carried out using local or general anaesthetic and you may experience some bleeding or bruising in the weeks following treatment.
WHERE CAN I GET MY VARICOSE VEINS TREATED?
We currently treat and remove varicose veins in our Wimbledon & Raynes Park, Oxford and Cheltenham clinics. To book an appointment with either clinic, please call 0800 048 9230 and a member of the team will talk you through your consultation and then book you an appointment with our consultant vascular surgeon who specialises in varicose vein treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Varicose veins will not go away on their own. There are things you can do at home to help reduce your symptoms such as exercising regularly, avoiding standing up for long periods of time, elevating the affected area when resting or wearing compression stockings. For more severe cases where they are causing you pain or more serious complications could arise, a consultant will recommend a suitable treatment for you.
Recovery time depends on the treatment type you have had and the amount of veins you have had treated. The ELVeS Radial™ Laser procedure is the treatment of choice for many as it has no recovery time at all with patients able to go back to their normal activities straight after treatment. Other methods such as Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy, it is recommended to avoid exercise for around 3-5 days following treatment and the bruising should heal around 2-6 weeks later.
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WHY TREAT YOUR VARICOSE VEINS AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?
Here at Stratum Dermatology Clinics, we understand how skin conditions can reduce confidence and self esteem. Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort and can lead to other health complications such as skin ulcers. They are also very unsightly and can be removed for aesthetic reasons.
We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment. Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify so you can assure safe and effective acne treatment with us.
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