Is this right for me?
Varicose veins are usually obvious due to their visibility, especially when we stand up. They are enlarged and tortuous often bulging beneath the skin. Early symptoms include discomfort, pain, swelling, swollen legs, heaviness, fatigue, burning, throbbing, itching of the skin, skin changes, skin ulcers and cramps. They may be associated with areas of thread veins on the skin.
Depending on which veins are to be treated, you may be on your back or your front. All these steps are guided by ultrasound scanning. Endovenous means inside the vein, so the next thing the doctor has to do is to get inside your vein. A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected into the skin over the vein and a needle inserted into it. A wire is passed through the needle and up the vein. The needle is removed and a catheter (thin plastic tubing) is passed over the wire, up the vein and the wire removed.
A laser fibre is passed up the catheter so its tip lies at the highest point to be heated (usually your groin crease). A large quantity of local anaesthetic solution is then injected around the vein through multiple tiny needle pricks. All staff and the patient put on laser safety specs as a precaution. The laser is then fired up and pulled down the vein over about 5 minutes. You will hear a warning buzzer ringing and may smell or taste burning but won’t feel any pain. If you're having both legs treated the process is repeated on the other leg. The laser and catheter are removed and the needle puncture covered with a small dressing.
What does this involve?
An initial consultation with Dr Faris who will review your symptoms and perform a colour Doppler ultrasound of your veins to map the cause of your varicose veins and exclude a deep vein thrombosis. Once completed he will create a treatment plan specifically designed to suit your unique and specific needs.
Endovenous thermal ablation also called laser therapy, is a revolutionary minimally invasive and highly effective treatment for varicose veins, using thermal energy to directly close the problematic vein. This procedure destroys veins from the inside. No surgery is required and the entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour under local anaesthetic at our clinic.
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What is the recovery like?
Directly after your treatment you will be allowed home. It is advisable not to drive. You will have to wear the stockings for up to two weeks and be given instructions about how to bathe. You should be able to return to work straight away and get on with most normal activities.
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At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.
Prices include consultation, ultrasound, foam sclerotherapy (if necessary), compression stockings, aftercare and all follow up appointments. If you proceed with the treatment, the price of your initial consultation & Venous Doppler Ultrasound (£200) will be deducted from the overall treatment cost.
Varicose Vein Removal (Bilateral / multiple)
Varicose Vein Removal (Single)
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