Do I need to treat my varicose veins?

Varicose veins usually develop when the small valves inside the veins stop working properly. They appear as lumpy or bulging veins usually on the legs and they may be dark purple or blue in colour. Varicose veins affect many people in the UK but many people choose to ignore their veins rather than seeking treatment.… Continue reading Do I need to treat my varicose veins?

Pre and Post Op Varicose Vein Treatment (EVLA) FAQs

When booking in for any type of procedure you will give a list of pre-treatment instructions to follow in the weeks leading up to your treatment date. For the majority of us we are just used to following these instructions but you shouldn’t be afraid of asking why. In this blog we are looking at… Continue reading Pre and Post Op Varicose Vein Treatment (EVLA) FAQs

Understanding the difference between Thread and Varicose Veins

In order to work properly, veins are equipped with valves that help our blood flow in the correct direction without backtracking, but when those valves fail, then Thread and Varicose Veins can form. The easiest way to understand how veins work is by comparing them to trees. The Roots The largest vein in your body… Continue reading Understanding the difference between Thread and Varicose Veins

The Private Clinic, Glasgow: Treatments

This might be our furthermost clinic, but it’s a cultural hub full of life, art and beautiful architecture that’s reminiscent of London, where our first clinic was established. Since Glasgow has so much to offer, we’ve selected a range of treatments that we hope will help alleviate the pressures of daily life (and the weather!),… Continue reading The Private Clinic, Glasgow: Treatments

Winter is coming… and it's the best time of year for treating Varicose Veins

It’s cold, rainy and murky these days, but it does give us a good excuse to stay at home and wrap ourselves up in cocoons made out of soft blankets and fluffy duvets. While the cold weather may not be particularly welcome, it is the ideal time of the year for a Varicose Veins treatment.… Continue reading Winter is coming… and it's the best time of year for treating Varicose Veins

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Pregnancy can you an amazing experience for many expectant mothers, and although the list of changes that your body goes through is extensive, we’re going to stick to the things we specialise in right here at The Private Clinic; in this case: Varicose Veins. What are Varicose Veins? As your blood travels through your veins, small one-way… Continue reading Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Spider Vein or Varicose Vein: What’s the difference?

While neither is particularly popular and the two are often confused, Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are two entirely different leg problems that need to be addressed in varying, case-dependent, ways. The Treatment needed will always depend on what, exactly, you’re suffering from and how deep-rooted the problem is. Varicose veins are a medical issue and… Continue reading Spider Vein or Varicose Vein: What’s the difference?

When is the best time to treat varicose veins?

We explore varicose vein treatments and the best time of year to have them performed.  Winter: a time when it’s acceptable to cover our least favourite body parts without anyone wondering why. But, at The Private Clinic, we don’t believe this is how you should feel.  Confidence and making you feel more like yourself is… Continue reading When is the best time to treat varicose veins?

Sclerotherapy or Laser Treatment: Which is better for Varicose Veins?

Greater advances in medical technology mean there is now a wealth of non-surgical treatments to choose from when it comes to treating Varicose Veins. With risks of scarring and recovery times lessened, it can feel the worst part about all of them is deciding which one is right for you. At The Private Clinic we provide… Continue reading Sclerotherapy or Laser Treatment: Which is better for Varicose Veins?

Are your veins healthy? The Varicose Veins MOT

We’re slaves to getting our cars checked in annual MOTs, but how often do we take the time to check our own health? Probably not often enough. It’s estimated that nearly 3 in 10 of us will suffer from varicose veins at some point in our lives, with even more being plagued by smaller spider… Continue reading Are your veins healthy? The Varicose Veins MOT