Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are a very common condition. They are abnormally enlarged, tortuous surface veins in the legs. It is a familial condition that is more common in women especially following child birth. Varicose Veins are of no functional use. Eradicating varicose veins improves appearances, relieves symptoms and prevents the progression of long term complications.

Reasons for considering treatment of varicose veins are:

  • They are unsightly
  • They are causing symptoms:
    • Aching legs
    • Leg swelling
    • Itching of lower legs
    • Night cramps
  • They are causing complications:
    • Skin problems in the lower legs:
      • Dry, itching skin
      • Eczema
      • Pigmentation
      • Scarring of skin and subcutaneous tissues
      • Ulcers
    • Thrombophlebitis (blood clots) in the varicose veins. These clots are not dangerous and do not “travel” to the lung but are painful.
    • Bleeding

Special Tests
You will need to have a venous ultrasound and provides a “map” to guide the chosen treatment. The ultrasound scan is done on site by Fiona Thomson.

Treatment Options
I provide the full range of treatment modalities for varicose veins. A good cosmetic and clinical outcome is dependent on tailoring the right treatment (or combination of treatments) to suit you and your varicose veins.


  • Endovenous Thermal Ablation
  • Surgery
  • Sclerotherapy (injection treatment)
    • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) for deeper veins
    • Microsclerotherapy for spider veins
  • Compression Stockings