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Jo from Bristol describes her treatment

Today I met Jo from Bristol again for her review appointment. I treated her leg 6 weeks ago by ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomy. Jo had been suffering from ache and discomfort and her veins were unsightly. She reviewed her options and decided that as treatment was not available on the NHS, she would do her own research on the internet.

She is pleased that she chose The VeinCare Centre. Her procedure was painless and now there are no veins to see and her leg no longer aches.

She is delighted with the results and she has … Continue reading »

Olympic Torch in Somerset

I am delighted to have witnessed the Olympic Torch being carried through the West Country early this morning. My good friend and colleague Malcolm Maxted carried the Torch through Yeovil. Malcolm has been very active in a number of charities, including the Hospice and the hospital in Yeovil. He is a very keen runner and has completed several marathons. It was a wonderful privilege to see the Torch and to support a valued colleague.

Malcolm Maxted has been the clinical director of the Orthopaedic Department of Yeovil Hospital for many years and he has been at the fore-front of the development of … Continue reading »

A Blob of Glue to Fix Varicose Veins

Medical Super Glue for Varicose Veins

In today’s Daily Mail, there is an article on the use of medical “Super Glue” called VenaSeal to treat varicose veins.  I commented on this in a previous blog posting. I believe that the Sapheon “super glue” Closure system for varicose veins is one of the most interesting and promising developments in the treatment of this condition for many years. The procedure is very fast … Continue reading »

The Truth About Varicose Eczema


Varicose Eczema is not a dermatological or skin condition and it should not be treated by dermatologists or with creams. In fact steroid creams only mask the condition which can continue to deteriorate to the point of causing a leg ulcer. The underlying problem is superficial vein reflux and this should be treated by a vein specialist (phlebologist).

Early Treatment gives better results and reduces the risks of complications. If caught early, varicose eczema can be cured. However if varicose eczema is neglected, the skin may be … Continue reading »

A Video of Thread Veins Treatment

Microsclerotherapy for Leg Thread Veins

In published scientific trials, sclerotherapy always comes out tops for the removal of thread veins on the legs and most vein specialists regard it as the “gold standard”. In this treatment, a prescription medicine called a sclerosant is injected directly into the thread veins using very fine needles, slightly bigger than a human hair. As the clear solution enters the thread vein, the blood within it is displaced and they look as if they disappear. In fact, the sclerosant removes the lining of the vein instantly (surprisingly this is not painful) … Continue reading »