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Leg thread vein treatment

Anti-wrinkle injections, muscle-relaxing injections, BotoxTM

Specialist Nurse, Aesthetic Physician or Plastic Surgeon

1 area £195, 2 areas £295, 3 areas £325 with specialist nurse

The Procedure

Sclerotherapy is our treatment of choice for thread veins in the legs. This procedure is only suitable once a careful examination has been performed to exclude any underlying blood vessel problem that may have caused the thread veins. This is done at an appointment with Mr Mark Tyrrell, consultant vascular surgeon.

Who carries out this treatment?

Mary Chettiar
Mary Chettiar
Specialist Nurse
Mary completed her nurse training at the Royal free Hospital in London and has over 20 years experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was the head nurse for Plastic Surgery at Charing Cross Hospital for a number of years before moving to work overseas.
Janis Stanyer
Janis Stanyer
Specialist Nurse
Janis is an experienced specialist nurse with an extensive background using injectables for muscle relaxation as well as fillers. In addition, Janis sees pre- and post-operative plastic surgery patients and can provide insightful guidance and recommendation for a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Janis has a reassuring and calming bedside manner, and is sure to put even the most nervous patient at ease.
Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.
Brent Tanner
Brent Tanner
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Brent Tanner is a highly experienced and renowned Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He has a special interest in non-surgical rejuvenation techniques to the face, with a particular interest in the Pearl LASER as well as injectable techniques to produce harmonious, natural and fresh results.
Roxy Belpassi
Roxy Belpassi
Dr Roxy is a fully trained aesthetic practitioner with a background in General Practice. Specialising in skin care, chemical peels, wrinkle relaxing injections and hyaluronic acid fillers, Roxy aims to produce natural-looking results in facial rejuvenation and beautification. She is passionate about making people look and feel their best.

What does it involve?

The procedure is done with you awake. A solution of a substance that blocks the tiny veins is injected into each vein using an ultra-fine needle. Superficially there is immediate blanching of the vein as the solution tracks its way through the branches of the tiny vessels. Gentle pressure is applied and the treatment is continued on to other affected areas. This solution acts as an irritant to the veins and over the following few weeks they shrink and fade. The procedure sometimes has to be repeated several times depending on the severity of the areas. Appointments for follow-up treatments are at 6-8 weekly intervals.

What are the benefits?

Sclerotherapy is an excellent procedure for thread vein treatment that has a proven track record.

Before and After

Specialist Nurse Botox Prices

1 area £195
2 areas £295
3 areas £325

Other thoughts regarding Sclerotherapy

The length of time the procedure takes depends on the amount of veins that need treating. Typically a treatment takes around 40-minutes. Should large areas need treating it may be necessary to undergo several treatments as mentioned above.

After the procedure is completed, it is important to wear strong support tights for 10-days. Some areas may develop a brownish discolouration. You should expect some bruising and redness for the first week.

DO NOT have hot baths or showers for 48-hours. A cool bath or shower is permissible after 24-hours.

Avoid perfumed lotions, creams and soaps. Tea tree wash is recommended.

DO NOT shave your legs or have your legs waxed until 2-3 weeks after treatment.

Exercise is permissible after 24-hours, but strong support tights must be worn.

DO NOT swim for 1-week after treatment.

Legs may be red and sometimes swollen following treatment

Not all the thread veins may disappear after the first treatment. Further treatment sessions (2-3) may be needed on occasion. Further treatments must be at least 6-weeks after the previous treatment.

New veins may develop in time

Rarely, ulcers can develop at a treatment site

Brownish pigmentation or discolouration is possible, but this generally fades with time.

Infection or irritation can develop at the site of treatment. This may require treatment with antibiotics

Prices starts from £285

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