Are you Prepared to Bare? Safe & Effective Treatment for Thread Veins Friday 4 July 2008 PDF Print Get Lovely Legs this summer with a safe & effective treatment for thread veins at the BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre With the papers full of Wimbledon lovelies in short shorts and festival fashion demanding hot pants and Hunter wellies, this summer it’s all about baring your legs in the name of fashion. But for the women who suffer from unsightly thread veins, this can mean embarrassment and self-consciousness. Fortunately there is now a solution in the form of injection sclerotherapy, a painless procedure which can take as little as thirty minutes to perform. Sclerotherapy is a safe and well established treatment for thread veins on the legs and is now offered at BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre, the UK’s largest specialist unit dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Specialist sclerotherapy practitioner at McIndoe, Claire Judge comments: “The demand for sclerotherapy has been overwhelming here at McIndoe, especially amongst women looking to bare their legs for the summer. Sclerotherapy uses a safe, well established drug, which works by destroying the lining of the vein and is then absorbed into the body over a period of 2-3 months. Although every patient is different, on completion you should expect an improvement in the overall appearance of 60 – 80%.” Thread or ‘spider’ veins are small, abnormally dilated blood vessels. Normally red and blue in colour, they lie very close to the surface of the skin and can be quite noticeable. Although the causes of thread veins are unknown, they are likely to be inherited and tend to occur after hormonal changes such as pregnancy, often becoming worse with age. They can also be caused by trauma or surgery and are more prevalent among people who spend a lot of time on their feet. ENDS Notes to editors Claire Judge is the practitioner of sclerotherapy at BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre. A Registered General Nurse, Claire has 13 years experience in sclerotherapy and leads a clinic at the Royal Free, Beckenham and Woking Hospitals. She is on the board of the British Association of Sclerotherapy, has published a chapter on sclerotherapy and teaches other practitioners with Veincare Training. Injection Sclerotherapy Consultation at BMI McIndoe Used for over 50 years, sclerotherapy remains the only reliable and successful treatment for leg veins in the UK. At BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre, the treatment starts with a free initial consultation and a full and thorough assessment by your sclerotherapy practitioner regarding the best treatment options for your legs. The practitioner should be able to inform you at this stage how many sessions you will require and their cost. This will vary according to the type and number of veins requiring treatment. Each treatment costs £210. About BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre • BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre handles over 12,000 patients a year. A wide range of surgical procedures are carried out from routine investigations to complex surgery including major joint replacements. Over 100 consultants and anaesthetists have admission rights and they receive support from a team of resident medical officers. The hospital is inspected and regulated by the Healthcare Commission. • BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre is part of BMI Healthcare, the UK’s largest provider of private hospitals. BMI Healthcare offers high standards of care, outstanding clinical resources and easy access to treatment across its 47 hospitals. For more information about BMI McIndoe Surgical Centre visit www.mcindoe-surgical.co.uk or call 01342 330300 Press enquiries: Laura Cook or Sallyanne Jones (01903) 821550, firstname.lastname@example.org Issued by: Pegasus Public Relations This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pegasus Public Relations (Worthing) in the following categories: Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.