My name is Karen and I am 52 years of age. I have had thread veins for many years on my legs, mainly on my thighs which cause me a lot of embarrassment and due to this I tend to wear trousers or tights. When I am on holiday I am very conscious as the thread veins in some parts look like bruises. 5 years ago I paid to have sclerotherapy treatment at a private hospital which was quite costly.
I had to pay for a consultation, dressings and the injections. I had good results from the treatment, the areas treated did not reappear and I felt confident to wear skirts and shorts. A few years after the treatment I did unfortunately, develop more thread veins in other areas of my legs, in particular in the area behind my left knee, which looked like a large bruise. Again I became embarrassed and very self-conscious. I contacted the hospital where I received my last treatment and was informed the cost had risen sharply. I searched the internet and contacted Laserase and after a FREE consultation was informed that they could carry out the procedure and the cost to my surprise was considerably less than quoted by the private hospital.
I had my first course on Sclerotherapy and the procedure was virtually pain free (only slight sting on insertion of needle). As expected the area treated is a little inflamed and feels a little bit tender, but I was able to go shopping and drive myself home after the procedure. Saria the specialist nurse who carried out the procedure was very professional, friendly and was informative throughout. I cannot wait to see the final results and am looking forward to the summer and my holidays now. All the staff at Laserase Bolton were very friendly, helpful and polite.