The Problem

No matter how well you look after the skin on your face, the backs of the hands will carry the tell-tale signs of ageing.

No matter how well you look after the skin on your face, the backs of the hands will carry the tell-tale signs of ageing. The skin here gets thinner and we lose fat from this area as we age, which means the veins will get bigger and be more prominent with time. So, although they don’t usually cause any physical problems, veins on the hands can add years to your appearance, particularly if you are very slim. The good news is veins on the surface of the hands can safely be removed leaving you with younger looking hands.

The Problem

No matter how well you look after the skin on your face, the backs of the hands will carry the tell-tale signs of ageing.


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Hand Vein Removal

Here at the Private Clinic we have pioneered a new laser treatment for removing veins on the hands known as Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). We were the very first clinic in Europe to offer this exciting new treatment and our success rate with EVLA is exceptionally high. We also offer foam sclerotherapy and a procedure known as microphlebectomies.

Laser treatment – EVLA

This innovative new procedure is a minimally invasive way of removing veins from the hands that produces excellent results. The advantages of this procedure include:

  • It’s a 30 minutes walk-in walk-out procedure
  • It’s performed under local anaesthetic so no need for a hospital stay
  • Discomfort is minimal
  • You can get back to your normal activities almost straight away 

Foam Sclerotherapy

This involves injecting a chemical in foam form called Fibrovein into the veins you want removed. This blocks them off causing them to reduce in appearance. The advantage of this treatment is that there’s no need for a general anaesthetic, however, the success rate is not as good as with EVLA. This is why it is sometimes used in combination with EVLA.

Microphlebectomy

This technique involves physically removing the veins through tiny incisions in the skin. In some cases it is performed in combination with EVLA.

The Results

Prominent veins are successfully removed leaving you with smoother, younger looking hands.

Downtime

None, you can get back to normal activities straight away.

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

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“I have often been self conscious about the worm like veins on the backs of my hands, and as my job is cabin crew my hands are constantly on display serving customers which I felt uncomfortable about.

I would catch people looking at them every so often but there wasn’t much I could do about it. In summertime I notice it more as they become more prominent with the heat. I’ve had to put up with it for many years until a friend of mine told me about a new treatment in the UK where they can laser your veins which would reduce that raised look. I instantly was interested!

So I came across The Private Clinic and booked in for a consultation with Dr Kyriakides. He was lovely and explained that as I have a slim build the collagen in my hands is thinner therefore the veins are more prominent. He said that lots of people suffer with that, think of Madonna. He talked me through the EVLA treatment and I was excited! I booked myself in and the whole procedure was more comfortable than I imagined. A laser probe passed through my veins and I watched the veins literally disappear.

I was amazed. My hands were swollen but a few days later that reduced and my hands a smoother, and my worm like veins are not visible anymore. Colleagues of mine have noticed that I am more theatrical with my hands now! I don’t mind showing them off at all! I’m so glad I did it – I can’t thank Dr Kyriakides enough!” *

Denise, London - April 2011

    All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.

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    We are the UK’s leading cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced EVLA vascular surgeons in the country working with us. Our own consultant vascular surgeon, Mr. Constantinos Kyriakides, has pioneered its use as a treatment for the hands and he is one of very few surgeons in Europe trained in this revolutionary technique. We have carried out more hand vein removal procedures than at any other UK clinic. Our success rate is unsurpassed and we have earned a reputation as leaders in our field for this type of treatment.

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