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Varicose and Spider Veins

Varicose and Spider Veins

The causes of varicose vein and spider veins are not entirely understood, however it is known that a weakness of the valves in the veins allows the backward flow of blood. This causes a build up of pressure within the vessel resulting in bulging or bursting of vessel walls.

Our Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. Small injections of a “thrombolytic” solution cause the veins to shut down so they are no longer obvious through the skin. This is particularly effective for superficial spider veins, which fade gradually over the following weeks.

Our consultant vascular physician uses unique technology – his patented “vibrating needle” which minimises discomfort.

Larger veins are treated using Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser.

FAQ

What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are visible bulging veins most commonly seen in the lower legs.

What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins (Telangiectasia) are thread-like veins on the skin’s surface, these may look like “starburst” clusters or a web like maze.

What about Surgery?
Hospitalisation for vein stripping and ligation is no longer necessary as all varicose veins can be treated with one of the non-surgical procedures at Erase. The advantages of these treatments:

No hospital admission
No general anaesthetic
Walk in walk out procedure
Return to normal duties immediately
No surgical scarring

Before and After

Spider Vein

Varicose Veins Treatment
Spider Vein

Varicose Veins Treatment

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