The Private Clinic is the UK centre of excellence for minimally invasive treatments for those afflicted with veins. Whether you suffer from varicose veins, facial veins or leg spider veins, we provide the highest standard of clinical care and the latest technologies available in the industry.
- Varicose veins are the blue or purplish enlarged veins you typically see bulging out of a person’s leg, most often on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the legs. If varicose veins are severe, don’t ignore treatment, as they can rupture or form ulcers on the skin, which require immediate attention. Our vascular surgeons have performed over 3000 EVLT procedures to date. Click here for more information on varicose veins.
- Similar to varicose veins, spider veins (also known as thread veins) are smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They usually appear on the thighs and ankles.
- Facial veins generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in Rosacea. Click here for more information on Rosacea.
- At The Private Clinic we have pioneered a state of the art laser treatment for the removal of veins from hands and arms. We were the first clinic to perform this procedure in the UK. Click her for more information on veins on hands.
Similar to varicose veins, spider veins – also called thread veins, broken veins and capillary veins –are small red, blue or purple veins that usually appear near the surface of the skin on the thighs, calves and ankles. Although most people seek treatment for cosmetic reasons, research has shown that the majority of people with leg thread veins actually have underlying vein problems. These can either be minor or major varicose veins, very often not visible from the surface, but can be found with a ultrasound scan of the legs. These underlying varicose veins are most likely the cause of any aching, itchiness, a feeling of heaviness in the leg and night cramps. In case of un underlying varicose veins, these will need to be treated, before addressing any residual spider veins.
There are several treatments available for thread veins depending where they are. For the legs, the best treatment is usually sclerotherapy. Laser treatments, such as our Cutera CoolGlide, are best for thread veins on the face and under the eyes.
The appearance of the veins is greatly improved and the associated symptoms disappear as well.
None. With both treatments you can get back to normal activities right away.
Our Medical Team
We are the UK’s leading authority in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and have some of the most experienced doctors in the industry working with us. The practitioners who carry out these vein removal procedures are highly qualified and have successfully treated hundreds of patients using these innovative technologies. We are amongst few in the industry to treat veins under the eyes.