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Identifying Reticular Veins

There is no doubt that sclerotherapy is the best treatment for spider veins, thread veins (telangiectasias) and blue veins on the legs. These are associated with so called “feeder veins” (medically known as reticular veins), which are 1-3 mm veins in the deeper layers of the skin that are nearly always found around clusters of thread veins.

At the VeinCare Centre we use the Veinlite system for finding and treating reticular veins. It is  a great tool for identifying “hard to see” feeder veins and assisting in injecting them with sclerosant. We have been using this system for many years now … Continue reading »

Wrong Advice

Earlier this month, I treated a young single woman who had developed varicose veins in her late teens. She was unable to get her veins treated on the NHS as she was told that she would have to wait until she had had children and completed her family. She found this quite upsetting and indeed rather “sexist”. She felt that nothing could be done and that she would have to put up with her uncomfortable and unsightly veins. Fortunately, she questioned this advice and asked me for a second opinion. This advice is not in keeping with our modern understanding of … Continue reading »

Men Get Vein Problems

The new non-surgery treatments such as Sclerotherapy and VNUS Closure (Radiofrequency Ablation) allow very rapid recovery and return to normal activities including work and sports.  For self-employed people this is vey important.  This week Paul Nicholson saw me for his check up 10 months after his VNUS Closure procedure for varicose veins. Paul runs his own business in Yeovil – Haynes Butcher – and any time off work for vein treatment can be a real issue for him.  So Paul needed something that fixed his veins fast. He is also a keen sportsman and loves … Continue reading »

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