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Leg Spider Veins 7 Important Facts

Leg Spider Veins

Leg Spider Veins

Leg spider veins – also called thread veins or broken veins – are very common. Almost 50% of adults are affected and so many people are interested in how to get rid of these unsightly blemishes. Well I am going to tell you 7 essential facts about leg spider veins you must know.

  1. What are spider veins? Well the medical term for this condition is telangiectasia. They are enlarged blood vessels actually in or near the skin. They usually measure less than a millimetre and … Continue reading »

Are You Afraid of Blood?

No Bleeding During Varicose Veins Surgery

No Need to be Afraid of Blood

I have just treated a lady with varicose veins under a local anaesthetic. Before starting her leg vein removal, Amanda from Yeovil in Somerset confided that she didn’t like the sight of blood and she was a little squeamish. Would there be a lot of bleeding during the vein operation?

Well, modern leg vein treatments do not cause bleeding and here’s why.

The local anaesthetic solution I use contains adrenaline. This is a natural substance … Continue reading »

Summer Legs

1-DSC02673During the winter, we tend to hibernate. We have so much clothing on that people barely see more than our faces and we tend not to even look at own our legs. Come the warmer weather, when we might think of showing our legs, we may be horrified by unsightly blemishes and bulging veins.

Now is a great time to get ready. In fact, summer legs are made in winter.

If you are troubled by unsightly bulging veins on your lower legs you’re not alone. As many as one in three people suffers … Continue reading »

Laser for Varicose Vein Removal

DrGajrajSurgery and stripping of varicose veins are now history. Endothermal treatment – using heat energy inside the vein – is now considered the best option for varicose vein removal.

How it Works: Endovenous laser – often abbreviated to EVLT or EVL – works by heating the abnormal unhealthy vein to a temperature at which it is cauterised, sterilised and devitalised. After numbing the skin with local anaesthetic, a fine needle is inserted into the vein under the guidance of ultrasound. Then a laser fibre is introduced and positioned very carefully inside the … Continue reading »