CONVENTIONAL VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT IN LONDON

Enlarged leg veins can cause swelling, pain, and aching, a condition that can be uncomfortable for most people. In addition, the visibly bulging or spidery veins under the skin tend to take a toll on someone’s self-esteem, and for some, seeking a solution is the only way to restore that confidence and alleviate the pain.
Different treatments can be applied to the affected veins depending on the severity of the situation. When you book a consultation at our expert vein treatment clinic, you will be examined and advised on the appropriate treatment for your condition. Conventional vein treatment is usually recommended where other minimally invasive procedures are not suitable. If the patient is not ready to undergo any procedures, a temporary solution like support stockings may be proposed.

SUPPORT STOCKINGS

Compression stockings can be used to give temporary relief to varicose veins and the associated symptoms. They are elasticated stockings that are tighter at the foot and gradually loosen towards the top. The main concept is to help improve circulation from the legs and back to the heart. Support stockings are usually worn during the day, and the level of compression will depend on the symptoms being experienced. Even though they may relieve pain, tiredness, and heaviness in the leg, the varicose veins will still be there.

VARICOSE VEIN PROCEDURE

For a more permanent solution, a conventional procedure on the varicose veins may be suggested. During the operation at our cosmetic treatment clinic, small incisions of not more than 2 inches will be made in the groin crease, followed by smaller ones in the knees or ankles. On top of that, more micro-incisions may be made along the leg between the initial cuts to facilitate the extraction of smaller varicose veins.

General anaesthesia is used during the procedure, and often, you, the patient, can be discharged after a couple of hours. However, you will have to wear tight bandages and compression stockings for 24 hours for weeks after the operation, meaning that you will have to take some time off from work to allow time for adequate recovery.
You are encouraged to walk around a little bit to keep the blood flowing and keep the leg in an elevated position when resting. This vein treatment method is not without risks, and the patient may have some scars, suffer some nerve injury, or run the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any severe pain or suspicious numbness needs to be immediately reported to the clinic for examination. This kind of procedure is not recommended for pregnant women.

OTHER CONVENTIONAL VEIN TREATMENT

 Bulging surface veins can also be removed through multiple stab avulsions or phlebectomy. The veins are removed via small cuts (not more than 3 millimetres) along the surface of the skin after local anaesthesia has been administered. A hook is then inserted into one of the incisions, and the vein is hooked and removed, piece by piece.

Like the traditional varicose veins’ treatment, this is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require stitches afterward and has a short recovery period. In most cases, phlebectomy is done with other vein treatments for the best results. Compression stockings will also be provided at the clinic that you should wear during recovery.

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