Under Eye Thread / Spider Veins: Treatment Options

Thread or Spider veins can be formed anywhere on the body, and unlike varicose veins, they are relatively smaller in size. Poor lifestyle (excessive alcohol, smoking, stress), prolonged exposure to the sun and Rosacea (a skin condition that affects the blood vessels) are all possible factors that can contribute to prominent thread and spider veins… Continue reading Under Eye Thread / Spider Veins: Treatment Options

Top 6 Varicose Vein Myths

Varicose veins affects up to 40% of the adult population making it a common condition. Despite the condition being common however, there is still a lot of confusion and actually many of the ‘facts’ that you may have read about varicose veins are actually myths. Only the old and overweight suffer from varicose veins Patients… Continue reading Top 6 Varicose Vein Myths

Vascular Surgeons answer your top 9 questions about Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are actually very common and can affect more than 1 in 3 adults. As the weather starts to get warmer you naturally start to ditch the tights and jeans in favour of bare legs but what happens when you are faced with those blue lumpy veins that you forgot about at the end… Continue reading Vascular Surgeons answer your top 9 questions about Varicose Veins

Raise your hemline with our thread vein treatment options

When that first warm day of spring/summer arrived this year I’m sure you were itching to get out of your woolly tights or jeans are bare all in your favourite summer frock, but did you still find yourself avoiding this prospect no matter how much the sun shone? As you gleam in delight looking in… Continue reading Raise your hemline with our thread vein treatment options

What varicose veins say about your blood pressure?

Varicose veins are large red, blue or even flesh coloured veins that are often swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They are caused by nerves within the veins being weak or damaged which can cause blood to leak back into the veins and collect there resulting in the vein becoming bigger. But… Continue reading What varicose veins say about your blood pressure?

Vein Removal Treatments: The Private Clinic vs. the NHS

The Daily Express recently wrote about a man (Rob Crowley, 35) who had undergone a ‘MIRACLE’ treatment for his Varicose Veins after having had an unsuccessful surgical procedure with the NHS. The headlining treatment in question was the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) Therapy available at our Birmingham clinic, and the article effectively raises three major… Continue reading Vein Removal Treatments: The Private Clinic vs. the NHS

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

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

The Private Clinic Bristol: Treatments

Recently, Bristol’s been getting a lot of attention because of Banksy’s Dismaland and the crowds have been coming in droves to visit. The temporary hustle and bustle might not be welcome by everyone though, so we thought we’d highlight a more permanent fixture, that’s there to offer you a professional and reliable environment all year round: The Private… Continue reading The Private Clinic Bristol: Treatments

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?