My First Open Evening
This week saw my first contribution to an open evening at Purity Bridge where guests could learn all about thread veins. Mark Tyrell, a Consultant Vascular Surgeon, gave an excellent talk about leg thread veins followed by a demonstration of microsclerotherapy by Sue Mitchell, Purity Bridge’s Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Microsclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing agent into these small blood vessels, causing them to close shut.
I then gave a talk (I have to admit I was quite nervous!) and demonstration about Thermavein for the treatment of facial thread veins. Using microsclerotherapy on the face would cause significant swelling, have an increased risk of ulcers on the face and also a risk of blindness. Many salons advertise laser for facial thread veins, but in my experience the results are often disappointing for quite a considerable amount of pain. This is why I picked Thermavein to bring into my clinic. I can’t say it’s entirely painless, but it feels more like a tingling than pain. Results are instant and permanent with no risk of scarring. It’s so satisfying to do as patients often have an instantaneous ‘wow’ reaction.
The turnout at Purity Bridge was fantastic – we even had to find a few extra chairs. People had lots of questions and hopefully we all managed to answer them well. Open evenings are a great opportunity for you all to come and ask me questions in a more relaxed atmosphere, and to see what the clinic is all about. Watch this space as I’m definitely holding a few in my new clinic soon. In the meantime the next one I’m involved in is on 24th September at Purity Bridge – we are talking about tips and tricks for taking a few years off you, from skincare to styling. If you’d like to come along just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see some of you there!
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.