Modern varicose vein removal is performed under local anaesthesia as a walk in walk treatment.
There are very few do’s and don’ts either before or after as the recovery is so rapid. However, here is the single most important thing we ask you not to do before you come to our clinic for treatment.
Before you have your veins treated, I will consult with you, explain what is going to happen during the treatment and answer any outstanding questions you may have. I will ask you to confirm your wish to have treatment by signing the consent form. If you haven’t already been photographed, I will photograph your legs and these clinical photographs will remain confidential and part of your medical record. Then I will use an indelible felt tip pen on your leg to mark the sites of troublesome veins. These marks are important because when you lie down, the lumpy varicose veins may not be easily seen. Marking these veins while you are standing before treatment is begun is done very carefully. If there is any moisturizing cream on your leg, the pen will only mark the cream not your leg, so when you lie down on the treatment couch and your leg is cleaned with antiseptic solution, the cream will come off and with it the marks. So the only thing we ask you before you come to our clinic for treatment is “please do not use a moisturizer on your legs”.
Contact me today for a confidential chat
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. I am happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are and whether laser might be suitable for you. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951