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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are one of the most common venous vascular conditions.

When leg veins bulge, throb or ache, you probably have varicose veins. The cause is veins that are not doing their job of transporting blood back to the heart and as a result, there is pooling of blood in the legs. If left untreated they can progress to skin deterioration, eczema, cellulitis, venous ulcers, bleeding, and blood clots.

Please complete our health form, including a photo of your leg/s if you think you have varicose veins and we’ll be in touch. Call us on 0800 45 45 88 if you need help.

Your treatment

Varicose vein closure using a medical sealant is a non-surgical treatment, minimally invasive treatment. Tiny, controlled amounts of sealant are deposited along the vein, while at the same time ultrasound monitors the sealing process. Gradually over time, the veins will reduce.

Sclerotherapy is injection of a small quantity of irritant into the vein, resulting in the vein walls sticking together and the veins reducing over time. Sclerotherapy is often used together with varicose vein closure.

Procedure Varicose Veins Edited

Please complete our health form, including a photo of your leg/s if you think you have varicose veins and we’ll be in touch. Call us on 0800 45 45 88 if you need help.

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Spider Veins

Whether it’s just a couple of unsightly spider veins or clusters of them, you might be interested in cosmetic treatment to reduce their appearance. The good news is skin laser therapy from Laser Aesthetics can help reduce and fade your spider veins.

Facial veins and telangiectasias

Red and purple capillaries on your cheeks, nose and chin can be unsightly. Skin laser therapy can reliably treat these conditions and other conditions, such as rosacea and sun damage.

Your treatment

If you have leg spider veins, we will often recommend an ultrasound scan to find out the underlying cause. Laser therapy can reduce the spider veins and improve their appearance. Some will disappear as the laser pulses over the skin. Others may take longer to improve. Laser therapy can also help reduce some facial skin conditions. This includes facial veins, sun spots and some types of rosacea. The laser feels like an elastic band is flicking your skin.

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease is one of the more common arterial vascular conditions. Artery narrowing may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, mini-stroke (TIA) or eye problems. If your carotid arteries have caused these sorts of problems, carotid artery surgery will often be recommended (carotid endarterectomy). Sometimes, all that’s needed is for us to monitor narrowed carotid arteries with regular ultrasound scans.

All patients with carotid narrowing caused by atherosclerosis should be on ‘best medical therapy’, ie, low-dose aspirin, a statin and good blood pressure and diabetes control. If you smoke, you need to give up.

Your treatment

If you have had a stroke, mini-stroke or eye problems caused by your carotid narrowing, surgery is recommended (carotid endarterectomy). If you need treatment this usually involves a 1-2 night hospital stay. We’ll discuss your treatment plan with you and our nurse will be in touch about a week before to answer any of your questions.
Procedure Carotid Artery Disease
Procdure Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysms

Aortic aneurysms can be one of the most serious arterial vascular conditions. Most aneurysms grow slowly and, as a result, we can monitor their growth with regular ultrasound scans. Once an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is about 5cm wide in women and 5.5cm wide in men, a stent or surgery may be needed.

Your treatment

If your aortic aneurysm does need treatment, this may be with a minimally invasive stent (EVAR – endovascular aortic aneurysm repair) or by open surgical repair. Ultimately, treatment is determined by a number of factors. This includes the type of aneurysm you have. Richard Evans will discuss the best option for you.

Leg Artery Disease

Leg artery disease is also one of the more common arterial vascular conditions. If you have cramping when walking it may indicate leg artery problems. This is also called intermittent claudication. In more severe cases this can lead to pain, ulcers and gangrene, where urgent treatment is needed. In milder cases, we often recommend observation and good control of blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, as well as stopping smoking. If walking becomes difficult or when there is pain or ulcers, minimally invasive treatment is effective. For example, angioplasty and stent. Sometimes a patient will need a surgical arterial bypass operation.

All patients with leg artery narrowing caused by atherosclerosis should be on ‘best medical therapy’. For example, low-dose aspirin, a cholesterol lowering statin, and good blood pressure and diabetes control. If you smoke, you need to give up.

Your treatment

Angioplasty and stent is generally a day-case procedure under local anaesthetic, whereas a bypass operation usually requires a general anaesthetic and a 3-5-day hospital stay. Our nurse will be in touch about a week before your procedure to answer any of your questions.

Procedure Lower Limb Arterial Disease
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Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating of the palms and armpits is also called hyperhidrosis. This is usually a problem that mainly affects older teenagers and young adults. It can be embarrassing, cause social anxiety and cause difficulty with everyday activities, such as handshakes and even holding a pen.

Treatment options range from strong antiperspirants, medications, Botox (botulinum toxin) injections, through to surgical treatments, also called thoracoscopic sympathectomy. We will discuss the best option for you if you have excessive sweating.

Compression Stockings

If you have leg swelling, varicose veins, leg ulcers, DVT,  or are on your feet all day, you might benefit from wearing compression stockings.

We offer free measuring because it’s important you get the best fit.

Our stockings and socks are medical-grade with graduated compression, meaning that the pressure at the ankle is greater than at the knee, resulting in better blood or fluid flow from your legs to your heart. We recommend class 1 grade for most to the knee, because they’re effective, but also easier to put on.

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Rev Compression Stockings