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What Are Varicose Veins?
Leg veins, also known as varicose, spider and thread veins are incredibly common and can be unsightly and often produce a dull aching of the legs after prolonged standing. These enlarged veins lie close to the surface of the skin, enabling clear visibility.
If their presence distresses you, Wimpole Aesthetics can treat them by injecting a solution that will make them disappear or at least become much smaller.
Dilated blood vessels have a red or blue or purple colour and appear on the surface of the body, particularly the legs. On the face and upper body their character is slightly different to those on the lower body, as are their causes
We don’t know the reason for the dilation of some leg veins like this, but it often appears to be inherited in families.
Surface veins occur in both men and women, but much more frequently in women. The hormone oestrogen may play a role in their development. They may also occur after a blow to a certain area of the body or as a result of wearing tight girdles or hosiery held up by tight bands.
There is no proven method of preventing leg veins. Wearing support stockings may prevent some dilated blood vessels from developing in some people and maintaining a normal weight and regular exercise may also be helpful.
Our London clinic uses a procedure called sclerotherapy to treat these blood vessels during the varicose vein treatment. We inject a solution called a sclerosant directly into the blood vessel using a very fine needle. Doctors have used this procedure in various forms for veins since the 1920s.
What does the treatment for varicose veins involve?
The injected solution irritates the lining of the vessels in the damaged veins, causing it to swell and stick together. Some vessels will fade from view, eventually becoming barely or not at all visible.
A few vessels will need a second treatment, and a few will not be accessible for injection at any given treatment session because they will have been covered by the tape used to pressurise other veins treated during that session.
Depending on its size, a single blood vessel may have to be injected more than once, but in any one treatment session a number of vessels may be injected. The body safely absorbs the affected veins.
What happens after? Are there any side effects?
After your varicose vein removal treatment, you’ll need to wear a support or pressure garment for around two weeks. Neglecting this step could undermine the treatment’s effectiveness.
Additionally, it’s important to engage in regular walking post-treatment, as it helps in draining the treated leg veins and those around them.
How long do the results last?
The results are permanent. Veins treated with sclerotherapy won’t come back unless they were really big to start with. However, the procedure doesn’t fix the weakness in the vein walls, so new veins might still appear as often as they did before the treatment.
How Much Does The Treatment Cost?
Our London clinic charges £150 for the first consultation and a price range of £200 to £400 for the first treatment. The subsequent treatments have a price range of £200 to £400
You can buy medical compression hosiery at one of the pharmacy located close to the clinic or online.
1. Get In Touch
If you’ve been considering an aesthetic treatment to rejuvenate your skin or reshape your body, then the first step is to get in touch with the clinic to arrange a consultation with our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz or one of his team, depending on your requirements.
2. At The Clinic
The consultation is an essential part of the patient journey as it gives us the opportunity to discuss your objectives and the outcome you’re hoping to achieve. We will talk you through the procedure or treatment plan, clearly explain any possible risks and the results you can expect, as well as answer all of your questions.
3. Your Treatment
Procedures at Wimpole Aesthetics are carried out under the direction of our medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz and his team. We aim to deliver practical, safe and effective medical aesthetic alternatives to cosmetic surgery whilst always respecting a patient’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
4. Post Treatment
Our care and support continues after you leave the clinic. You are provided with comprehensive aftercare advice appropriate to the treatment you have received and we welcome patients getting in touch if they have any questions regarding their experience and results.
At Wimpole Aesthetics, our team of proficient cosmetic physicians and dedicated support staff is deeply committed to ensuring your utmost satisfaction throughout your journey with us.
Under the guidance of Dr. Joshua Berkowitz, our experienced team provides a wide array of expert treatments while prioritising a patient-centric approach.
As the Founder and Medical Director of our establishment, Dr. Joshua Berkowitz takes a hands-on approach in personally supervising the training of our nursing support staff and aestheticians.
Dr. Natalie Hammer, an Aesthetic Medicine Practitioner hailing from the United States, holds GMC registration as a doctor with 14 years of extensive medical experience, including 8 years dedicated to the field of aesthetics.
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