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Super Glue First For The VeinCare Centre – Venaseal™

Yesterday, Mr Robin Windhaber and Dr Haroun Gajraj undertook pioneering varicose vein treatment using the Venaseal™Closure procedure. They were joined by Ian Dunn, international clinical manager at Sapheon, and by Dr Rod Raabe, the founder of the Sapheon Company and inventor of the Venaseal™ Closure system.

As Dr Haroun Gajraj explains, “Robin and I treated two people yesterday and both had very challenging vein problems. The first lady had reflux in all the major saphenous veins in both legs. That means she needed the great and small saphenous veins in both legs dealt with. This is … Continue reading »

Steam For Varicose Veins

We already have reliable and effective endo-venous thermal ablation techniques for the treatment of superficial venous reflux causing varicose veins. These endo-venous thermal ablation techniques use very fine catheters to heat the vein from the inside to a temperature at which the vein is instantly closed and devitalised. Typically, Laser (EVLT) or Radio-Frequency (VNUS Closure) energy is used. So why do we need another one?

Well, sometimes, the vein to be treated is particularly tortuous (twisty) making it difficult to advance the straight catheter up inside it, or perhaps the vein is very … Continue reading »

25 Years Younger

John Thompson from Bristol is delighted with the results of his vein treatment. John developed varicose veins in his twenties and he had unsuccessful NHS treatment. His veins steadily got worse, with pain, ache and swelling at the end of the day. Now, only a few weeks after treatment, his legs look 25 years younger.

Johns’s Story

“I’ve had varicose veins since I was 20 years old. I had an operation for them on the NHS, but as soon as the bandage came off, I could see that the veins were still there! As I got older, they got worse and worse … Continue reading »

Dr Gajraj Speaks at the BACN today

I was delighted to be invited to the prestigious meeting of over 300 delegates today at the British Associaton of Cosmetic Nurses in London. A wide range of cosmetic issues were covered, including the treatment of lines, wrinkles and the ageing skin. My own presentation covered the management of unsightly thread veins and spider veins.

Dr Haroun Gajraj at the BACN meeting in London Today

Dr Haroun Gajraj speaks to the BACN meeting today in London on the subject of sclerotherapy for leg veins

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Able to Wear Shorts for the First Time in 20 years

Sarah from Bristol is delighted with the improvement in the appearance of her legs. For the first time in 20 years, she wore shorts this summer, without feeling self-conscious.

Sarah’s Story

“I’ve had lumpy veins for years. They didn’t cause me any pain and I’ve never had any problems but I just didn’t like the look of them. I couldn’t wear shorts or go swimming on holiday because I felt self-conscious. I couldn’t get NHS treatment, so I searched the internet and found Dr Gajraj and The VeinCare Centre. He did a scan and explained the cause of the varicose veins and … Continue reading »