Dare to bare this summer

Veinwave at Elan Medical will help you feel proud enough to show off your legs this summer

Veinwave at Elan Medical will help you feel proud enough to show off your legs this summer

Summer is on the horizon and with the warmer weather comes the potential shedding of clothes. For some, the thought of baring their skin comes with its own anxieties – especially for those with thread veins.

Thread veins are tiny blood vessels that are close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. Because of their appearance, they’re also called spider veins or broken veins, although they are not in fact broken, only enlarged.

Thread veins can appear anywhere on the body but most frequently occur on the legs and face, specifically the nose, cheeks and chin. They can cause considerable embarrassment and can prevent people from wearing certain clothes or swimwear that might reveal them.

At Elan Medical Skin Clinic we are proud to have invested in one of the very best technologies on the market, Veinwave.

Veinwave technology is designed and manufactured in the UK and is the most effective treatment available for spider veins. Instead of using laser, which some people find painful, Veinwave in Essex utilises a gentle microwave current that is delivered via a tiny needle placed over the thread veins.

With many years’ experience using Veinwave technology in Rayleigh and central London, our nurse consultant, Sue Ibrahim understands the emotional distress that thread veins can cause.

The procedure works by placing a very small needle just under the surface of the skin, which puts a precise pulse of heat energy into the vein – shutting it down permanently and instantly before your very eyes!

Most of our clients say they only experience minimal discomfort during their treatment and none afterwards. All clients are able to return to work after treatment, making this an ideal lunchtime procedure.

Treatment costs around £250 for a 15-minute session on the face and £280 for a 20-minute session on the legs or chest. Treatment with our medical director, Sue Ibrahim, incurs a £50 surcharge on these prices.

All clients require a consultation beforehand, as not all veins are suitable. During this medical consultation you will be provided with all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Please contact us to find out more.