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My VenaSeal – Isabella Byrne from Somerset

Venaseal™ or ‘superglue’ treatment by Sapheon is a unique non-surgical treatment that uses a medical adhesive to safely and effectively treat varicose veins.

Venaseal Super Glue Applicator

Venaseal Super Glue Applicator

Isabella Byrne from Somerset describes her experience of having her veins treated and the results. Unlike other treatments, VenaSeal™ does not require tumescent local anaesthetic around the vein, so there are far fewer injections. The VenaSeal™ procedure also eliminates the use of heat (or thermal energy) so there is virtually no risk of nerve or skin injury. As the medical … Continue reading »

Hand Veins – Can You Get Varicose Veins On The Hands And Arms?

Last week, The VeinCare Centre had a call from a lady in Bristol who was concerned about varicose veins on her hands. She wanted to know what caused them and what could be done. 

Hand Veins

Hand Veins

True varicose veins on the hands are very rare. They may be caused by a DVT of the arm or by other rare medical conditions but usually the people I see who have prominent hand veins have developed them simply as a result of getting older. You see, as we age, the backs … Continue reading »

NICE On Varicose Veins – Has it made a difference?

NICE Guidance 2013

NICE Guidance 2013

One in three people in the United Kingdom have varicose veins. Although many people have no symptoms, varicose veins do cause heaviness, throbbing, itching, cramps, restless legs, or tired legs. Varicose veins usually worsen over time and some people will go on to develop leg ulcers, which can be very difficult to heal and which significantly affect quality of life. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recently made important recommendations, but will NICE really make a difference?

The new NICE guidance … Continue reading »