What is Thread Vein Removal
Thread Vein Removal is the process of removing thread veins is called sclerotherapy. Those small yet unsightly clusters of red or purple thread veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles affect millions of women. They do not pose any major health problems, but many women find them unsightly and embarrassing, resorting to concealing them with clothing or cosmetic cover ups.
Treatments usually take approximately 30 minutes. After your assessment, we clean the area and inject the solution into the affected veins whilst stretching the skin taut. Normally one injection is applied for every inch of thread vein, which can be anything from 5 to 40 injections per session.
The treatment is relatively painless as the needle is very fine and the solution used is very mild.
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Following the treatment you will need to wear medium support tights or stockings, which help to compress the veins and give support. Stockings should be worn both day and night for the next 3 days. The veins will sometimes look worse after treatment before they begin to improve, and will also appear bruised and reddish around the injection points. Bruising will disappear after approximately 4 weeks.
We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic also offer laser therapy as a method of thread vein removal. For more information on this treatment, click here.
Nu Cosmetic Clinic have highly qualified doctors and nurses who perform thread vein removal at various locations throughout the UK.
Why choose Nu cosmetic Clinic
The Surgeons we refer you to are leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Your first consultation with the surgeon is Completely Free.
The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, the clinics and private hospitals we refer you to are home to the very best staff and technology.
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How long does the procedure take?
The procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes.
How long do the results last?
The results are permanent.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic is normally used in the area.
How many sessions will I need?
Normally, only one session is required to achieve the desired results.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). There may be some bruising in the area and you will need to wear special stockings for 3-7 days after the procedure; you may want to consider this if you are planning trips away or special days.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
Yes, there are other treatments available that you may wish to consider including laser thread vein removal.
Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?
Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.
Will I have altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.
Donna Clancy underwent Laser Thread Vein Removal procedure at Nu Cosmetic Clinic. Firstly Donna talks about why she decided to go for surgery and what impact the surgery had in her personal life. She then talks about her interactions with the Patient Coordinator and Surgeon. Donna the goes on to give a detailed account of her experience at Nu Cosmetic Clinic beginning with her free consultation, followed by the surgery and finally the aftercare received.
Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay £79 – £199.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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