Visible leg veins medically known as varicose veins, thread veins or spider veins are swollen and enlarged veins which usually occur on the legs and feet. They may be blue or dark purple and are often lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.
Varicose veins are usually caused by weak walls and valves. Inside your veins are tiny one-way valves that open to let the blood through, and then close to prevent it flowing backwards. When the vein walls stretch they lose their elasticity, causing them to weaken, allowing blood to flow backwards and pool in your veins. There is no official reason why your veins can stretch, but it could be due to age
Dr Victoria offers Sclerotherapy for varicose and thread vein removal to effectively and significantly reduce their appearance. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a pain-free sclerosing agent into the vein at various points to induce the vein to collapse. As the leg veins collapse they’re absorbed by your body over time significantly improving the raised and lumpy appearance. Our thread vein treatment is safe, effective and does not cause harm to surrounding areas of the body.
Our treatments are often a blend of technologically advanced procedures and more traditional approaches while we give the best patient care from the moment you come in for a consultation. This patient care doesn’t just stop after your treatment, but we offer free ongoing advice to our patients whenever they have any questions.