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The Best Treatment for Spider Veins

Experts agree that Microsclerotherapy is the best treatment for thread veins and spider veins on the legs. In this video, Catharine McGuinness, a vascular specialist at the VeinCare Centre demonstrates the treatment.

Microsclerotherapy is a medical treatment that involves injecting a prescription medicine called a sclerosant directly into the spider veins. Don’t worry, it’s not painful: an ultra-fine needle is used, only slightly bigger than a human hair, which you can barely feel. The technique requires good illumination and magnification.


The sclerosant works by removing the lining of the vein almost instantly (this is also not … Continue reading »

How We Remove Leg Spider Veins


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Thread Vein Treatment

Leg spider veins – also called thread veins or broken veins – are very common and before treating these leg veins, it is very important to identify any underlying cause.

For the majority of people with thread veins, there is a problem with the valves of the superficial veins – either in the larger vein called the saphenous vein, or in smaller veins called reticular veins or feeder veins. That’s why it is very important to get a duplex ultrasound scan before deciding how … Continue reading »

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 »

Now Is The Time

Summer Legs

January is typically the time when thoughts turn to planning a summer holiday. Everyone wants to look good on the beach or by the swimming pool and now is the best time to have leg vein treatment. In fact, most people should consider having their spider veins and thread veins treated in the winter so that there is sufficient time for the improvement to become apparent. Also, when dealing with unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins, time should be allowed for the healing process and to … Continue reading »

500 Trained to Treat Thread Veins

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Dr Gajraj and Dr De Souza congratulate the successful delegates

Yesterday at  Wigmore Medical in London, I provided another course to healthcare professionals on the treatment of leg and face thread veins. Since my colleague Emma Davies and I started this training course in 2002, we have now successfully trained 500 delegates on the assessment and treatment of leg and facial thread veins.

Recently, the faculty of VeinCare Training has been joined by Dr Joney De … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Thread Vein Removal

Dr Charlene Scicluna and Dr Johanna Ward are congratulated by Dr Haroun Gajraj

I have just returned to Dorset having spent the day in London training two doctors in the treatment of thread veins (known medically as telangiectasia). Dr Charlene Scicluna (middle) is a General Practitioner and Specialist Cosmetic Doctor from Malta and Dr Johanna Ward (right) is a General Practitioner and Cosmetic Specialist who has her own clinic in Kent, the … Continue reading »

Spring has arrived – Get Ready for Summer

Today is the Spring equinox – officially the first day of Spring. The days are getting longer and warmer and the garden seems to be coming alive. With the promise of summer around the corner, many of us will be thinking about baring our legs. What about holidays on the beach or by the pool or maybe barbecues on the patio? For some, however, the thought of summer feels them with dread because their legs are marred by unsightly varicose veins or thread veins. So now is the perfect time to take stock and do something positive about those veins.

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Dr Gajraj presents Annette with a charitable donation


This autumn, the VeinCare Centre held a series of open events for the public and local GPs to raise awareness about varicose veins, thread veins and the complications of veins as well as the work we do for people troubled by these common vein problems. These educational events around Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire were a great success and they were very well attended. In addition, they raised charitable funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and I was delighted to present Annette Plaistow-Trapaud (Fund Raising Coordinator for DSSA) with a cheque for £400.

Dorset … Continue reading »