How Are Varicose Veins Removed?

If you imagine varicose vein treatment to involve painful vein stripping surgery and a long, uncomfortable recovery period, we have good news for you. Modern non-surgical procedures such as radiofrequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy and endovenous l ...

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Varicose veins are common, affecting over 30% of men and women over the age of 16 years in the UK.1 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?A ...

How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?

If you are considering having your spider veins (also known as thread veins) treated, you have probably started researching the costs. Prices and pricing models vary widely from clinic to clinic, making it difficult to compare packages and predict yo ...

What Are Thread Veins?

For many, they are an unavoidable fact of life, but what exactly are thread veins, and how can they be treated? This short guide unpacks the facts. A definition of thread veins Thread veins are small blood vessels which, when dilated, become visible ...