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Varicose veins removal

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- GMC-registered surgeons
- Care Quality Commission registered
- Comprehensive aftercare

What is varicose veins removal?


What are the benefits of varicose vein removal?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is varicose veins removal?

Varicose veins are lumpy, enlarged veins that can develop in the leg. You might feel that they are unsightly and cause you embarrassment, but the good news is that they can be safely be removed using one of our treatment techniques.  

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We offer three different methods of varicose vein removal. Our non-surgical options include Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, which uses heat to seal the vein from the inside. The other non-surgical option we provide is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) which uses laser light to seal the varicose vein from the inside.  

Our surgical option is called Vein Avulsion, where our highly qualified surgeons make a small incision into the skin and the varicose veins are removed 

What are the benefits of varicose vein removal?

The procedure will either close off the unwanted vein, or remove it completely. The benefit of having varicose veins removed is that any swelling you may be experiencing in the area is eliminated, and so the pain they can cause is stopped.  

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Once the vein is removed, you should experience improved circulation and may feel better about how your legs look, meaning that you are happier wearing the clothes you want without worrying about your varicose vein/s being shown 

The procedure involves minimal pain, and with our advanced technology, minimal scarring.  

Are there any risks?

It is important to weigh up the risks involved against the benefits that the treatment can bring – just as with all types of medical aesthetic treatment. 

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Your medical aesthetic practitioner will talk you through any risks and complications, although possible side effects are usually minimal. They include scar tissue, sensitivity and mild pain. 

Is it right for me?

Although varicose veins are usually medically harmless, you may feel that removing them and having an even skin tone would make you feel happier about your overall appearance.  

You may have noticed your varicose vein getting bigger, or it could be causing you discomfort while you are trying to sleepIt may be bothering you if it istopping you from wearing particular clothes as you feel conscious about it being on show.    

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Our medical aesthetics practitioner can guide you through the removal procedure at your free treatment consultation to see if it is right for you.  


We understand that every patient’s requirements are different, and so treatment will be tailored specifically to you. As a responsible provider of medical aesthetics, we place a great deal of importance on our free, no-obligation consultations.

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Your practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview for your treatment following your consultation process.

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Varicose veins removal FAQs

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How long does varicose vein removal take?
The procedure can be completed in around 45-60 minutes. This depends on which of the three different techniques is used – Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, or Vein Avulsion. Vein Avulsion treatment may take the longest as this is a surgical procedure.
Which surgical and non-surgical options are available?
You may opt for surgical or non-surgical treatment for varicose vein removal. Your options will be discussed in your consultation, where we will also talk about which one will give you the best results. Our non-surgical options include Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) which uses laser light to seal the varicose vein from the inside, and Radiofrequency VNUS Closure, which is similar to EVLA but uses heat instead of a laser to seal the vein from the inside. Our surgical option is called Vein Avulsion, where a small incision is made into the skin and the varicose veins are removed using a surgical hook.
Is the treatment painful?
Varicose vein removal usually requires a local anaesthetic, so you will be comfortable throughout the procedure.
How long will the results last?
The results are permanent, meaning you will not need further treatment.
Is varicose vein removal safe?
Removing varicose veins is a safe and well-practiced procedure performed by our highly qualified surgeons and medical aesthetic practitioners.
Is this procedure suitable for everybody?
During your consultation, a review of your past and present medical history is discussed. The Consultant or nurse will choose the pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are typically routine blood tests. If necessary, the medical team may request further tests, before your treatment commences.
Who will perform the treatment?
One of our highly qualified consultant vascular surgeons will carry out the varicose vein removal procedure.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Slight discomfort is normal after varicose vein surgery. We should point out that pain thresholds vary from patient to patient. It is common to experience bruising and swelling in the early post operative period. This is entirely normal and will settle down naturally.
Is any aftercare required?
Following varicose vein removal treatment, most patients can walk and be discharged on the same day and are able to continue normal activities. A follow up appointment with the Nurse and Surgeon/Consultant is advised.
Is varicose vein removal safe?
We at Transform, work to ensure that we minimise the risks involved. Removing veins is a safe procedure.
What is the difference between varicose vein removal and thread vein removal?
At Transform we offer a range of difference vein removal treatments. Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins frequently found in the legs or feet. They can often cause extreme discomfort due to their enlarged twisted shape. Our varicose vein removal treatments permanently remove problematic varicose veins through surgical or non-surgical procedures, the results of which are permanent. Thread veins, or spider veins, are smaller in size and appear as small purple or blue thin veins usually found on the face, legs or arms. Removal treatments don't involve invasive surgery and there are a number of options available to help reduce thread vein visibility.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your consultation

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a consultation with our friendly medical aesthetic practitioners, this may be an Aesthetician, Nurse Practitioner or Doctor. During this conversation you can talk through why you’re interested in this treatment, how much it costs, whether you’re suitable for treatment, if you’ll need a one off treatment, or a full course, as well as potential treatment dates.

You can ask our medical aesthetic practitioners any questions as they are extremely knowledgeable and have undertaken extensive training. If you feel ready to proceed, we can carry out a laser patch test (where applicable) and book your first treatment for a date and time that suits you.

The treatment

You can ask your medical aesthetic practitioner any final questions on the day of the treatment. All pre- and post-treatment advice will be discussed prior to the day itself, so you will know exactly what to expect during your treatment, including how long it will take, and how it will feel.


For most medical aesthetic treatments, you will be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment has been completed, and you should be able to go about your normal day-to-day activities. If you experience any mild discomfort, redness or swelling, this will subside within the following days. Any specific aftercare requirements will be discussed at your consultation.


We are here to support you throughout your medical aesthetics journey, we believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact us at any time.

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