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Facial thread veins – how can I get rid of them

Short Wave Diathermy (or electro-coagulation as it is sometimes called) is a very effective method for treating thread veins and spider veins on the face. A very fine needle is used to prick the skin over the thread veins and spider veins and then an electrical current is passed through the vein which is heated and sealed. Over the course of a few weeks, the vein withers and disperses and becomes much less noticeable. A mild anaesthetic cream is used to numb the area prior to treatment.

After treatment the skin … Continue reading »

Thread Vein Training Testimonials

In addition to treating patients myself, I have been involved in the training of doctors and nurses in the treatment of leg and face thread veins for many years. Indeed my colleague Emma Davies and I started the first course on leg and facial telangiectasia treatment which was recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  We have been running these courses for many years and more recently we are proud to be associated with Wigmore Medical which has a … Continue reading »

Dr Gajraj trains owner and director of The Smart Skin Clinic

I was delighted to meet Dr Joanna Delia on Saturday and train her in the treatment of leg and face thread veins. Joanna is a specialist from Malta and is the owner and director of The Smart Skin Clinic. She successfully completed my intensive one-day practical course in London. Congratulations Jo!

Raising money for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Come and see us on 24th and 25th September, learn about the modern treatments available for varicose veins and thread veins, claim your free pair of medical hosiery, enter our draw to win £2,000 worth of vein treatment and help us raise money for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at the same time.


Thread veins on the legs: What are they and what is the best treatment?

Thread veins on the legs, commonly known as spider veins or broken veins are very common and can be very unsightly. In addition, they can cause ache, tired legs, itch and “burning” discomfort. Symptoms are often worse at the times of a period or in warm weather. The veins can vary from fine red marks to larger purple or deep blue veins. They can cause significant cosmetic embarrassment and many women will not wear short skirts in the summer months.

Thread veins are often caused by underlying reflux and varicose veins. … Continue reading »