The different techniques:
EVLT (lasering) This is the main alternative to traditional varicose veins surgery. It is a minimally invasive day procedure that has good and reliable results. It uses a laser for a reasonably painless experience and fast healing. Local anaesthetic is administered and then a thin laser fibre (smaller than 1mm in diameter) is inserted into the vein, under the guidance of real-time ultrasound The fibre then administers laser energy to heat seal shut the veins. It is a 1 hour day case allowing to go home when it is finished. Minimal bruising and skin tightness may occur whilst the veins shrinkage and absorption takes place. A return to daily activities within a day or two is normal.
Microsclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins or thread veins on the legs resulting from the abnormal leg veins. It is a simple procedure which involves injecting a liquid into the veins that destroys them and causes them to disappear over time. It is suitable for use on thread veins on the legs or body, provided they are beneath the heart. We do not use it on the face. Microsclerotherapy is the most preferable treatment for thread veins below the heart and we often combine it with ND YAG lasering to get the best results.
They are small blood vessels that run close to the surface of the skin and have the appearance of fine red, or purple squiggles. Other names are ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, the veins are in fact not broken but just enlarged. Telangiectasia is the medical terminology.
Large thread veins are more effectively treated using sclerotherapy. Unlike laser treatment, protection from the sun is not necessary. If the treated area is a little sore or dry, then the application of aloe vera gel may help. There is no evidence that the treatment can lead to skin disorders, nor an increased risk of cancer. However, treatment is not suitable during pregnancy, or for patients with epilepsy or a pacemaker.
This will depend on how many thread veins have appeared. Each session involves a 10-30 minute treatment. Most of our clients can be treated in 4 to 8 sessions making it a fast, effective and inexpensive treatment. The results will be obvious in most patients after 6 weeks after each session but for some people, it can take longer for the treatment to work.
Pre-existing suntans do not affect or prevent the sclerotherapy treatment but is advised that sun bathing could be detrimental for a 6 week period after the treatment.
Mr S Tahir Hussain | Surgeon
Vascular & Hernia Surgery
GMC Number: 3242669
Consultations: 99 Harley Street
Mr S Tahir Hussain is a renowned and popular Consultant Surgeon in General and Vascular Surgery.
May 19 2018
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!!
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!! Dr Anthony and Sister Gill are fantastic and so friendly. If you have any worries everything is explained to you in great detail to keep you at ease. I couldn’t ask for a better result and if I decided to do more, I will 100% be coming back here!
June 12 2018
Super impressed by everyone at EA clinic. Really happy with my results, thank you Dr Anthony, Gill and Suki for looking after me – you really are the dream team. Everyone is very welcoming and put me at ease throughout the process. Highly recommend to anyone!
July 3 2018
After doing my research online and reading all the good reviews on the EA Clinic i decided to have my Vaser Lipo with Dr Anthony on 25th June
I am very please with my result so far. Both he and Gill are friendly, caring, and very professional. I was looked after very well from start to finish. Gill answered all my questions . I am very happy to recommend this clinic.
November 13 2018
EA clinic is outstanding
EA clinic is outstanding. I see Dr Edwin Anthony for my treatments. Excellent professional. I can highly recommend this clinic.
March 14 2019
Deserves more than 5 stars!!
I cannot recommend this fantastic team enough! I always leave feeling amazing and confident. Dr Anthony and his nurse manager Gill Hallett take my lifestyle into consideration before any procedure and custom make it to my needs. They always make time for me and value returning patients. I am 100% confident you will leave with a smile everytime! If there were more than 5 stars I would rate higher!
May 1 2019
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing. I would highly recommend him for any procedures. If I could give him more than a 5 star then I would.