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The Private Clinic of Harley Street: Varicose vein treatment  in London and around the UK

The Private Clinic of Harley Street

The Private Clinic of Harley Street has clinics in London - Harley StreetLondon - Knightsbridge,London - CityBirminghamBristol, LeedsManchester and Glasgow. For almost 30 years they have provided the latest technologies and the most successful varicose vein treatment available. Varicose vein treatment available at The Private Clinic includes the removal of varicose veins, hand veins, facial veins, leg spider or thread veins using laser techniques such as EVLA and CoolGlide, liquid or foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomy.

Why go to The Private Clinic for varicose vein treatment in the UK?

The Private Clinic was established, in 1983,  in London’s Harley Street. During the past three decades the leading cosmetic specialists at the Clinic have performed more cosmetic procedures than any other UK cosmetic clinic, resulting in over 40,000 happy patients from everywhere in the UK.

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The best possible aesthetic results

At The Private Clinic they have one main objective - achieving the best possible cosmetic outcome, safely. They achieve this by providing modern, minimally invasive treatments, and can assure that you will be in possibly the safest hands. 

Varicose vein treatment by The Private Clinic of Harley Street in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow

The Private Clinic provide the highest standard of clinical care and the most advanced technology for the treatment of varicose veins, facial veins, hand veins or leg spider veins or thread veins. 

  • As the UK’s leading authority in non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment they only work with the most experienced vascular specialists 
  • Varicose vein treatment is carried out by highly qualified and experienced senior vascular surgeons 
  • Have treated the the highest number of patients with varicose veins, in the UK, using EVLA procedures 
  • Renowned as specialists in the treatment of varicose veins with a success rate which is unsurpassed  
  • During your assessment specialists will discuss the various treatment options available to you and recommend the treatment which will give you the best results. 
  • Offer removal of varicose veins using a minimally invasive treatment (EVLA) which involves treatment by laser, under local anaesthetic 

Varicose vein removal procedures are performed by highly qualified and experienced vascular surgeons who will explain your options to you and help you decide which treatment is best for you. 

Highly qualified and experienced varicose vein specialists in London

The Private Clinic works with leading specialists who are at the top of their professions: laser and radio frequency procedures, hair transplant surgery, Vaser High Definition treatment, anti-ageing, fat transfer, breast enhancement and so on. 

  • Pioneers of the most effective minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments 
  • Leading specialists in the fields of laser and radio frequency procedures 
  • Most skilled, qualified and experienced in non-invasive and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures 
  • Have performed over 2000 Vaser procedures to date, more than any other clinic in Europe
  • Dr Raghu Reddy, a hair transplant specialist at The Private Clinic, developed the Third Generation FUE -  the most advanced minimally invasive method of hair restoration
  • A specialist who introduced the revolutionary Vaser High Definition treatment to the UK 

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Varicose vein treatment offered by The Private Clinic


EVLA – Endovenous Laser Ablation 

EVLA is a new minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins which has been approved by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Instead of removing the abnormal veins they are heated by a laser, under local anesthetic. The heat kills the walls of the veins and the abnormal veins are destroyed. This procedure, takes about 45 mins and does not require an overnight stay or general anaesthetic.

An ultrasound scan is used to mark the position of the vein.  An injection of local anaesthetic is then used to freeze the skin over the vein and a small needle is then inserted to allow the laser fibre to be placed in the vein. Once the laser fibre is in place, more local anaesthetic is injected around the vein, to ease any discomfort, before the laser is applied to seal the faulty vein. A graduated compression stocking or bandage is applied to the leg to reduce swelling and bruising.

EVLA is suitable for almost all patients with varicose veins however short or wide their veins are. Those who are not suitable, such as those with small recurrent veins after previous surgery can usually be managed with just foam sclerotherapy.

Mr. Constantinos Kyriakides, a consultant vascular surgeon at the Private Clinic, has pioneered the use of EVLA as a treatment for the removal of hand veins. 

Sclerotherapy (liquid or foam)

Sclerotherapy or injection of varicose veins is a procedure used to remove very small veins. The veins are injected with a chemical, a sclerosant, which damages the internal lining of the veins, causing them to close. Liquid sclerotherapy is often used to treat smaller varicose veins and spider veins. This is done under local anaesthetic and takes between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins to be treated.

Thread veins can be removed using microsclerotherapy which is similar to foam sclerotherapy, but on a much smaller scale. For larger veins, foam sclerotherapy is sometimes used. 

Foam sclerotherapy involves making small volumes of the solution into foam by rapid mixing and agitation with a small volume of air. This can then be used to treat some of the larger underlying abnormal veins which would not normally be treated with conventional sclerotherapy. Foam sclerotherapy is the commonest means of dealing with residual varicose veins after EVLA and is highly effective for these.


Phlebectomy involves physically removing varicose veins and spider veins on the surface of the legs through tiny incisions in the skin, under local anaesthetic. Because the incisions are so small, stitches are not required. Sometimes this is performed in combination with EVLA.

Cutera CoolGlide  

The Cutera CoolGlide laser procedure can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins but are best for thread veins on the face and under the eyes.

The pulses of light energy, directed at the veins, causes the blood within the vein to coagulate and then diverts the blood to veins deeper below the skin. Although no local anaesthetic is required, patients may opt to use a topical anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. Depending on the area to be treated, sessions can last between 15 and 30 minutes.

Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.

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The Private Clinic is the premier minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic Group in the UK. It has 8 Care Quality Commission registered cosmetic clinics and numerous consultation rooms throughout the UK.


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