Award-winning vein treatments

We offer highly effective, minimally invasive, walk-in-walk-out treatment for varicose veins, thread veins, chronic vein insufficiency, phlebitis and leg ulcers.

Our expert vascular consultants work with patients across the Midlands to find the best procedure plan for their specific vein condition, lifestyle and goals, to help give their legs a new lease of life.

Following an initial consultation, we will offer one or more of the following award-winning treatments.

Vascular consultant, Martin Claridge with a patient
Vascular consultant, Martin Claridge with a patient
Varicose treatments

Award-winning vein treatments

We offer highly effective, minimally invasive, walk-in-walk-out treatment for varicose veins, thread veins, chronic vein insufficiency, phlebitis and leg ulcers.

Our expert vascular consultants work with patients across the Midlands to find the best procedure plan for their specific vein condition, lifestyle and goals, to help give their legs a new lease of life.

Following an initial consultation, we will offer one or more of the following award-winning treatments.

Thread vein removal Endothermal Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Also known as VNUS Closure or ClosureFast, is a form of Endothermal Ablation and is recommended as the first line of treatment by The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. Generally, it is preferred over Endovenous Laser Ablation as it causes less pain, better results and quicker recovery time.

RFA is generally performed alongside Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (see below) under local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting, meaning you will return home that same day. We are so confident in this treatment that we proudly offer a 12-month guarantee.

Return home on the same day

Local anaesthetic

Only one-hour treatment

12-month guarantee

Thread vein removal Endothermal Ablation
Thread vein removal Endothermal Ablation

Before the procedure, our award-winning vascular consultants will explain the treatment to you and ask you to sign a consent form.

During Radiofrequency Ablation, your consultant will use an ultrasound to make a small puncture into the vein, no bigger than 2mm, in order to insert a tiny tube through it (keyhole surgery). Local anaesthetic is then administered and heat waves are transmitted along the tube, causing the vein wall to collapse and seal shut. As a result, these malfunctioning veins are effectively removed, and blood flow naturally redirects through other healthy veins. Lastly, the tube is removed, punctures dressed and bandaged, and a compression stocking may be applied. RFA usually takes only one-hour in total.

You can return home or back to work (provided your job isn’t too active) immediately after treatment, however, you cannot drive on the same day as treatment (see activity list below for full details).

Ninety percent of our patients do not need to take any form of painkillers after the procedure, however, you may experience some mild pain, bruising and swelling, which you could take paracetamol or ibuprofen for. You will be given full written instructions regarding your post-operative care and a spare stocking so that you can wear one and wash the other. Depending on the size and extent of the veins, you may need to keep the bandage and stocking on for 2 – 3 days, and then wear the stocking alone day and night for 1 – 2 weeks. We may ask you to wear your stocking during the day for a further 2 weeks. Generally, a follow-up appointment is arranged 4-weeks after treatment. Until then, you will be provided with the consultant’s direct contact details should you need to talk to them.

Your symptoms should improve very quickly, however, cosmetic results can take several months while the body heals. We are so confident in our Radiofrequency Ablation, that we proudly offer a 12-month guarantee.

Like any surgical procedure, it does come with side effects and risks, HOWEVER, these tend to be minor or extremely rare. Our consultants will discuss these with you before treatment, and you can also find more information here.

Prices start from £2,199, HOWEVER, we offer flexible payment options and are covered by most insurers.

  • Working – you can return to work straight away provided your job isn’t too active.
  • Driving – you cannot drive on the same day as your treatment. After that, you can drive as soon as you can make an emergency stop. It is recommended to avoid driving while the bandage is in place (generally after 2 – 3 days), as this will hamper your ability to perform an emergency stop.
  • Washing – you should avoid a shower until the bandages are removed. After this, you can shower with the stocking in place, and change the wet stocking after the shower to your clean dry one.
  • Walking and running – 5 to 10 minutes of walking is recommended every hour you are awake, to help encourage blood circulation in your legs, which prevents blood clots and promotes the healing process. It is best to avoid more vigorous exercise such as jogging, aerobics or gym work-outs until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Swimming and cycling – light, low-impact exercise such as swimming and cycling is good for vein health. Swimming is fine once the bandages have been removed, so long as you wear your stocking. The same applies to cycling but please do avoid more strenuous rides until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Rest – it is important to keep your leg elevated whilst resting to help promote blood flow.
  • Hydration – water and clear fluids are highly advised post-procedure.
  • Flying – avoid flying for 6 weeks after treatment, particularly if you plan to fly long haul (over 8 hours).
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS)

Similar to Clarivein or MOCA, it is recommended to treat more troublesome vein conditions. It is generally performed alongside Radiofrequnecy Ablation (see above) under local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting, meaning you will return home that same day. UGFS uses a clever foam injection (called Fibrovein) to treat your veins, and we are so confident in this procedure that we proudly offer a 12-month guarantee.

Return home on the same day

Local anaesthetic

Only 45 mins treatment

12-month guarantee

Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

Before the procedure, our award-winning vascular consultants will explain the treatment to you and ask you to sign a consent form.

During Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, your consultant will use an ultrasound and administer local anaesthetic to make on average 3 – 4 small punctures into the vein, no bigger than 2mm, in order to insert tiny tubes through it (keyhole surgery). Subsequently, your feet are raised higher than your heart, and a clever foam mixture is injected via the tubes which causes the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. As a result, blood flow naturally redirects through other healthy veins. Finally, the tubes are removed, punctures dressed and bandaged, and a compression stocking applied. UGFS usually takes only 45 minutes in total.

You can return home or back to work (provided your job isn’t too active) immediately after treatment, however, you cannot drive on the same day as treatment (see activity list below for full details).

Ninety percent of our patients do not need to take any form of painkillers after the procedure, however, you may experience some mild pain, bruising and swelling, which you could take paracetamol or ibuprofen for. You will be given full written instructions regarding your post-operative care and a spare stocking so that you can wear one and wash the other. Depending on the size and extent of the veins, you may need to keep the bandage and stocking on for 3 days, and then wear the stocking alone day and night for 1 – 2 weeks. We may ask you to wear your stocking during the day for a further 2 weeks. Generally, a follow-up appointment is arranged 4-weeks after treatment. Until then, you will be provided with the consultant’s direct contact details should you need to talk to them.

Your symptoms should improve very quickly, however, cosmetic results can take several months while the body heals. We are so confident in our Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy, that we proudly offer a 12-month guarantee.

Like any surgical procedure, it does come with side effects and risks, HOWEVER, these tend to be minor or extremely rare. Our consultants will discuss these with you before treatment, and you can also find more information here.

Prices start from £999, HOWEVER, we offer flexible payment options and are covered by most insurers.

  • Working – you can return to work straight away provided your job isn’t too active.
  • Driving – you cannot drive on the same day as your treatment. After that, you can drive as soon as you can make an emergency stop. It is recommended to avoid driving while the bandage is in place (generally after 3 days), as this will hamper your ability to perform an emergency stop.
  • Washing – you should avoid a shower until the bandages are removed. After this, you can shower with the stocking in place, and change the wet stocking after the shower to your clean dry one.
  • Walking and running – 5 to 10 minutes of walking is recommended every hour you are awake, to help encourage blood circulation in your legs, which prevents blood clots and promotes the healing process. It is best to avoid more vigorous exercise such as jogging, aerobics or gym work-outs until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Swimming and cycling – light, low-impact exercise such as swimming and cycling is good for vein health. Swimming is fine once the bandages have been removed, so long as you wear your stocking. The same applies to cycling but please do avoid more strenuous rides until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Rest – it is important to keep your leg elevated whilst resting to help promote blood flow.
  • Hydration – water and clear fluids are highly advised post-procedure.
  • Flying – avoid flying for 6 weeks after treatment, particularly if you plan to fly long haul (over 8 hours).
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

Microsclerotherapy – spider / thread veins only

Is the most effective treatment for spider veins (thread veins) on legs and feet. It is performed without anaesthetic in an outpatient setting, meaning you will return home that same day.

Microsclerotherapy uses a light and a very fine needle to inject the veins with a foam mixture that helps the body to absorb them naturally. The procedure usually takes only one-hour per leg, and a bandage and compression stocking is then applied.

You should start to see an improvement within eight weeks, HOWEVER, it can take up to 18 months to achieve full cosmetic results. Therefore, patients may need more than one treatment (we recommend on average 2 – 3 sessions per leg).

Return home on the same day

NO anaesthetic

Only one-hour treatment

Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

You can return home or back to work (provided your job isn’t too active) immediately after treatment, however, you cannot drive on the same day as treatment (see activity list below for full details).

Ninety percent of our patients do not need to take any form of painkillers after the procedure, however, you may experience some mild pain, bruising and swelling, which you could take paracetamol or ibuprofen for. You will be given full written instructions regarding your post-operative care and a spare stocking so that you can wear one and wash the other. Depending on the size and extent of the veins, you may need to keep the bandage and stocking on for 2 days. The bandages can then be removed, but the stocking must be worn day and night for 1 week, then day only for 1 more week. It is not until the third week that the stocking can be taken off. Generally, a follow-up appointment is not required after Microsclerotherapy, however, we can arrange further sessions/tidy-up visits if required. You will be provided with the consultant’s direct contact details should you need to talk to them.

Like any surgical procedure, it does come with side effects and risks, HOWEVER, these tend to be minor or extremely rare. Our consultants will discuss these with you before treatment, and you can also find more information here.

Prices start from £549, HOWEVER, we offer flexible payment options and are covered by most insurers.

  • Working – you can return to work straight away provided your job isn’t too active.
  • Driving – you cannot drive on the same day as your treatment. After that, you can drive as soon as you can make an emergency stop. It is recommended to avoid driving while the bandage is in place (generally after 2 days), as this will hamper your ability to perform an emergency stop.
  • Washing – you should avoid a shower until the bandages are removed. After this, you can shower with the stocking in place, and change the wet stocking after the shower to your clean dry one.
  • Walking and running – 5 to 10 minutes of walking is recommended every hour you are awake, to help encourage blood circulation in your legs, which prevents blood clots and promotes the healing process. It is best to avoid more vigorous exercise such as jogging, aerobics or gym work-outs until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Swimming and cycling – light, low-impact exercise such as swimming and cycling is good for vein health. Swimming is fine once the bandages have been removed, so long as you wear your stocking. The same applies to cycling but please do avoid more strenuous rides until after your follow-up appointment.
  • Rest – it is important to keep your leg elevated whilst resting to help promote blood flow.
  • Hydration – water and clear fluids are highly advised post-procedure.
  • Flying – avoid flying for 2 weeks after treatment, particularly if you plan to fly long haul (over 8 hours).
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

Compression Bandaging – leg ulcers only

Compression bandaging is recommended as the first line of treatment for leg ulcers by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. RFA, UGFS and other procedures may be considered later down the line if the ulcer is associated with another underlying vein condition (as determined from your initial consultation). Our award-winning vascular consultants and nurses commence your treatment (during your initial consultation), and it is then continued at home by community nurses.

Leg ulcers can take weeks to months to heal depending on their size and condition. Our experienced team is fully equipped to treat all types of ulcers and will create a tailored plan including specialist dressings and bandages to suit your diagnosis, lifestyle and goals. We recommend treatment as soon as possible, as the smaller the leg ulcer, the more likely it will heal.

NO anaesthetic

Full assessment and initial treatment within one consultation

Tailored treatment plans

Specialist dressing and bandaging

Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham

During the treatment, you may experience some mild pain and discomfort whilst the ulcer is cleaned, dressed and bandaged (in accordance to your tailored plan). Cleaning washes away potential infection, bandaging treats the open wound and compression helps to improve vein circulation and promotes leg ulcer healing by encouraging blood flow up towards your heart.

Post-treatment, you may experience some mild pain and discomfort, and fluid leakage. These issues are initially addressed through more frequent bandaging changes and should settle down as the compression takes effect.

Whilst your leg ulcer is treated, we will continuously assess and adapt the plan to suit your condition. You will be provided with personalised advice and aftercare, as well as the team’s direct contact details should you need to talk to them. Once healed, a follow-up appointment will be arranged.

Prices start from £549, HOWEVER, we offer flexible payment options and are covered by most insurers.

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