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Sorry to have been quiet over the last fortnight – there has been so much going on at Illuminate HQ including giving a presentation at a big expo last week. I promise to make up for it this week!

With winter coming this is the perfect time to focus on leg thread veins. They are really very common – from small fine patches where you’ve knocked yourself on the side of your leg, to quite widespread networks of blue veins. Whilst thread veins in their own right don’t cause pain, they are unsightly and bothersome. Many of my patients won’t even wear skirts because they don’t like the way their leg veins look. While there is no easy way to get rid of them, there are options.

legs with blue veins

The gold standard for treatment is a technique called microsclerotherapy, where we use multiple small injections with a very fine needle to introduce a sclerosing agent into the thread veins. This causes an injury to the lining of the blood vessel, and once all the blood has been emptied from the vessel the lining cells will stick together to seal the blood vessel permanently. You should expect to need more than one treatment – possibly even 3 to 4 – and these will be spaced a few weeks apart. Depending on the location of your threadveins and the size, we may do some Thermavein treatment first to reduce the risk of small vessel matting after treatment.

Why is winter the perfect time to deal with thread veins? Firstly you need to avoid sun exposure on your legs throughout your treatment. And secondly you will need to wear compression stockings or tights for a week after treatment – not too pleasant in a warm, sticky summer.

What other options are out there? The one that you will read about is laser, but unfortunately this is far inferior to microsclerotherapy and particularly unsuccessful on blue veins.Why not book in for a consultation and we can talk about the best way forward to give you back legs you’ll love!legs without visible veins

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.

Awards

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Brands We Use

aqualyx
botox
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
gardasil
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
LED Mask
lumigan
Microneedling Pen
neostrata
Nouveau Lashes
obagi
Intravita PDO Threads
profhilo
profhilo
prolon
pronokal
radiesse
rrs
silhouette soft
skin tech
specialist pharmacy
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
visia
Viviscal Professional