Are varicose veins dangerous?

Varicose veins are common, affecting over 30% of men and women over the age of 16 years in the UK*. The majority of people with this condition only ever experience mild symptoms, but serious complications can occur. In this article, we take a closer ...

What is a duplex scan?

This article is for people who have been advised to have a duplex ultrasound scan as part of the consultation process for varicose vein or spider vein treatment. It explains why the procedure is necessary and what it involves. What is a duplex scan? ...

What is Foam Sclerotherapy for varicose veins?

Affecting around one in three people, varicose veins can cause pain and irritation. Thankfully, treatment options have progressed in recent years, bypassing the need for surgery. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) is a flagship example of su ...

Which is the best varicose vein treatment?

When potential patients first contact us about having their varicose veins treated, one of their initial questions is “Which is the best varicose vein treatment option?”. In this article, we provide a quick overview of the current approved non-surgic ...