What are Varicose Veins?

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Varicose veins are swollen, lumpy and enlarged veins that usually occur in the legs, caused by inefficient valves which lead to blood pooling rather than pumping away as it should. They are often blue or dark purple in colour making them very noticeable even through tights/stockings.

The bumpy, twisted and bulging appearance of varicose veins is only part of the problem. They also cause great discomfort.

Varicose Veins Symptoms

  • Discomfort/pain
  • Legs may feel achy or heavy
  • Swelling around the ankles/feet due to the poor circulation
  • Muscle cramps or night cramp
  • Itchiness
  • Changes in the skin called varicose eczema

Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose veins do not tend to get better and can actually get worse with time if not treated. The veins themselves provide no real purpose removal of them is perfectly safe and worthwhile.

Varicose veins can be treated via endovenous laser or other techniques according to the nature of the veins. More about varicose vein treatment and EVLA (endovenous laser).

Spider Veins, Thread Veins

Cosmedics also offer sclerotherapy and laser treatment for thread veins or spider veins on the face or body.

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    1. Hi, Varicose vein treatment costs depend on the procedure required. The most common is endovenous laser, which is done under local anaesthetic on a ‘walk in, walk out’ basis and costs from £1,550. Recovery takes between a few days and a week according to severity of veins and procedure needed.

      Consultation with vascular surgeon including ultrasound scan at the same appointment is £150.

      Smaller leg thread veins can be removed from £250.

  1. Hello I’m just enquiring about varicose veins on the back of my legs they are very bumpy and really stand out and are very noticeable would really like to have them dealt with if you can let me know what my best option is many thanks Mand x

    1. Hi, please contact our veins advisor on 020 7386 0464 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk to discuss your requirements and options. If it sounds what you’re looking for, the best way forward then is to arrange an appointment with our vascular surgeon.

  2. Hi, do you do ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and what is the cost if two veins need to be delt with (outside of 150 scan fee). Also, which one of your clinic offers this treatment.

    Many thanks

    1. We offer foam sclerotherapy at our Putney clinic with our Consultant Vascular Surgeon. The clinic does have ultrasound if that is required. Foam sclerotherapy costs £500-750 per leg according to complexity.

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