Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that usually occur on the legs. They can ache and be uncomfortable as well as causing other symptoms such as swollen feet and ankles. The appearance of the veins may be blue, dark purple and often bulging in appearance and can be cosmetically unpleasing. At The Harley Medical Group we understand that this can impact your daily life and are here to help.
Varicose vein treatments can offer relief to this condition and improve the overall appearance. We take time to diagnose varicose veins and then discuss the right options for you.
Step 1 – Attend a no-obligation consultation
Step 2 – We carry out an ultra-sound scan to diagnose the vein problem
Step 3 – An expert surgeon will then provide a bespoke treatment plan to address your vein issue
By choosing The Harley Medical Group you are assured of the best care and procedures from one of the UK's leading cosmetic surgery providers.
Varicose Vein Treatments at Harley Medical
The Harley Medical Group is founded on care and this starts from your initial contact with us. We work to understand your needs, diagnose the varicose veins and then recommend treatments.
Treatment options available:
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) - This procedure is approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). It uses a laser and the treatment is performed under a local anaesthetic and destroys the veins from the inside. It is used to treat the underlying condition and combats the appearance as well as the symptoms. The procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours depending on how many veins need treating and you can return home the same day.
Sclerotherapy – This involves injecting a solution into the varicose veins which causes them to shrink and disappear over time. This procedure is minimally invasive and takes less than an hour.
At The Harley Medical Group the treatments are performed by expert surgeons in a safe, clinical, CQC registered environment.
What to expect from the Procedure
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
Is performed under a local anaesthetic, and only requires a small wound to be made at the access site of the treated leg. During the procedure an ultrasound scan will be performed on your leg to mark the position of the veins intended for treatment. A laser is used to obliterate (seal) the faulty vein, and you will be able to go home on the day of treatment.
At The Harley Medical Group care is at our core and we are here for you every step of your journey. Before your surgeon discharges you from the hospital or clinic you will be given post-operative instructions and a sheet explaining what to do and what to avoid doing following your procedure. Also, you will be asked to attend a post-operative appointment with both the clinic nurse and your surgeon.
We are also available to help 24/7 after the procedure and have an out of hours service to ensure you are looked after.
We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.
Please contact one of our Client Service Advisors or call 0800 288 4110 or discuss your financial options with one of our nurses during your consultation at your local clinic.
0% finance available.
Finance starts from £99.73 per month
It can take between 1 – 2 hours dependant on the treatment type and number of veins that need treating. Our expert surgeons will be able to provide more details in a consultation.
Varicose veins can form anywhere in the body, but they are most often located in the legs. Varicose veins tend to be inherited and become more prominent as a person ages. The veins in the leg are either superficial or deep. The superficial veins and their branches are close to the skin.
The cost of Sclerotherapy starts from £1350 and Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) from £3080. The exact cost of treatment is dependant on which treatment is right for you which is discussed in a no-obligation consultation.
Veins have bivalved valves that help direct flow towards the heart. A malfunction of venous valves causes blood to pool and prevents the flow. This presents as visibly swollen and tortuous veins. It is usually asymptomatic and you may notice discolouration or swollen veins, especially in the legs and feet. Few people also experience leg pain, itching and swollen legs.
Varicose veins do not always need treatment. If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort, you may not need to have treatment.
Treatment of varicose veins is usually only necessary to:
- Ease symptoms – if your varicose veins are causing you pain or discomfort
- Treat complications – such as leg ulcers, swelling or skin discolouration
- Cosmetic reasons - Some people also get treatment for cosmetic reasons
A follow up appointment will be made post-surgery either the next day or within few days to assess healing. There will be swelling after the treatment and the real results of your procedure will not be visible until after the initial swelling caused by the treatment has completely gone. You should then see a vast improvement.
This is considered a minor procedure and will require minimal time off work. However this is dependant on each individual and the occupation. We will go through this and advise you accordingly during the consultation.
Varicose veins are usually caused by weak vein 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. Sometimes the walls of the veins become stretched and lose their elasticity, causing the valves to weaken.
With more advanced techniques and a local anaesthetic there is minimal to no pain. The treatments we deliver at The Harley Medical Group for varicose veins allow you to go home the same day. Also, before your surgeon discharges you from the hospital or clinic you will be given post-operative instructions and a sheet explaining what to do and what to avoid doing following your procedure.