The Problem

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.


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The Private Clinic is a UK centre of excellence for the minimally invasive treatment of veins. Whether you suffer from varicose veins, facial veins or thread veins on legs, we provide the highest standard of clinical care and the latest technologies available in the industry.

“I was stoked with the results. I’ll be flashing my pins this summer!” *

Penny Carroll, Chief Sub-Editor, Women’s Fitness – Cutera Veins Treatment

  • 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.
  • Spider Veins (also known as Thread Veins) are similar to varicose veins but they’re 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 and can pose a health risk.
  • Facial Veins generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in 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.

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.

The Problem

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.


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Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.

The Thread Veins Removal Treatment

There are several treatments available for thread veins depending where they are. We offer Sclerotherapy, as well as Laser treatments, such as our Cutera CoolGlide. Your practitioner or therapist will advise you on the most suitable treatment for your thread or spider veins, taking into consideration their locaiton.

Downtime

None. With both treatments you can get back to normal activities right away.

CoolGlide Veins treatments cost around £400 for a 30 minute session. However price will vary if a longer or shorter session is needed.

Sclerotherapy prices start from £250.

If you are having a consultation with a vascular surgeon this will cost £150 but this include a free ultrasound scan of your legs (usually priced between £350 and £450 at most clinics and private hospitals).

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

” All I can say is what a treatment! I literally walked in with thread veins on my legs, felt a bit of a sting during treatment, walked out slightly red, and woke up the next day with no veins. Although I could slightly feel the burn, the results were immediate. I have thread veins on my thighs and I could literally see them being zapped away. Thank you Nikola and The Private Clinic team!” *

D.G., London - July 2015

“I was stoked with the results. I’ll be flashing my pins this summer!”- veins cutera treatment. *

Penny Carroll, Chief Sub-Editor, Women s Fitness

“It was definitely worth the discomfort, after just one vein treatment I can already see a big difference in my veins. They are much less noticeable and I’m told that further sessions will fade them even more.” *

Birmingham - 2011

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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.

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