The treatment of underlying veins has to be addressed first and the only way we can do this is by conducting a venous duplex ultrasound scan. Almost 9 out of 10 people with visible varicose veins or thread veins on the surface of the skin have underlying venous problems. Our research shows us that many patients who have thread veins treated without first treating the underlying cause often end up with their veins returning or even worsening.
If you are one of the lucky 10% who does not have any hidden varicose veins underlying the thread veins, or if you have had the underlying veins identified and treated by The Whiteley Protocol®, you may go on to have microsclerotherapy.
At The Whiteley Clinic, we believe that everyone should have a duplex ultrasound scan, performed by a Clinical Vascular Scientist, looking for any underlying hidden varicose veins before treating their thread veins.
Some 8 weeks after treating the underlying cause, we can then look to treat the surface veins. Surface veins generally take a further 6 – 8 weeks before you will see the benefits. With more time, the results get even better. Wearing Compression stockings help to achieve the best results so what better time to wear these than in the winter?
There are a variety of different types of veins that we treat at The Whiteley Clinic; each with a specific treatment or a series of tailored multiple treatments.
The secret to beautiful varicose and thread vein free legs is more than skin deep.