August 6, 2020
Over recent years, we’ve seen more and more places offer ‘thread vein removal treatments’. So, in theory, you can get a ‘thread vein treatment’ pretty much anywhere in the UK.
Nowadays, many beauty clinics and salons offer thread vein treatments as an add-on service to their speciality. These treatments can often seem appealing at first due to the low price. However, from experience, patients that have had work done by inexperienced clinics or those that use non-efficient procedures find that the results are not as desired. That’s why our doctors at Dr Newmans Clinic would always advise visiting a specialist for any thread vein issues. After all, would you want somebody who isn’t a specialist electrician re-wiring your house?
To help you decide on the best place to get thread vein treatment, we’ve put a list of tips to follow to make your decision that little bit easier.
Always use a specialist: Your skin is a sensitive organ, so it should be treated with care. When considering the best place to get treated for thread veins, always enquire to ensure that the treatment will be carried out by a specialist.
Avoid laser treatments: Treating thread veins with lasers can produce some very effective results; however, laser treatment can result in skin burns, redness, swelling, discolouration, and general skin irritation. Other treatments such as Thermocoagulation can have very positive results as it’s confined to a very small area, which will reduce the risk of damaging any non-affected tissue.
Price shouldn’t be the biggest factor: Try not to factor price into it too much. Although having your thread veins treated properly by a specialist may come with a slightly higher cost than having them treated at your local beauty salon, remember that thread vein removal is a medical procedure, not a cosmetic one. Also, cheaper treatments are usually cheaper for one of two reasons:
Always take part in a consultation: Before you commit to or decide that you’re going to have thread vein treatment, it’s advisable to book a consultation with your chosen clinic. At your thread vein consultation, a specialist should be able to suggest the best treatment method and the number of treatments needed to see the best possible results. We recommend a thread vein consultation as diagnosing the thread veins allows a specialist to understand what treatment plan will be best for you.
Have all your questions answered before treatment: When it comes to any medical procedure, it’s imperative that you go into it with no unanswered questions. Be sure to ask every question that you need answering and seek clarification on any grey areas prior to your treatment.
The best type of thread vein treatment completely depends on the depth of the thread vein. Over time, new technologies have been introduced, and it is now agreed that the two safest and most effective thread vein removal treatments are Sclerotherapy and Thermocoagulation.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves injecting a solution into the affected vein, destroying it by causing swelling. Sclerotherapy is routinely used to treat thread veins in the leg area.
Thermocoagulation, or Veinwave, is a treatment that uses microwave technology to destroy thread veins. Veinwave can be used to treat a variety of thread veins in all areas of the body.
At Dr Newmans Clinic we have thread vein removal clinics throughout the UK, covering the majority of major cities. Each of our clinics are doctor-led, meaning all consultations and treatments are carried out by a doctor.
Dr Newmans Clinic – London
92 Harley Street, London. W1G 7HU