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Dr Xavier G Medi-Spa Clinic
25 Queens Terrace
Southampton SO14 3BQ

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Phone: 02380 637638

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Dr Xavier's Award-Winning, Medical Aesthetic Clinic Southampton

Thread, Spider and Red Thread Vein Treatments


Provided independently by Nurse Elizabeth Bardolph, BSc RGN RM FRSPH INP

We are pleased to welcome Elisabeth Bardolph (Liz) to our clinic for the treatment of thread and spider veins on the face and body. Liz is an experienced nurse who has been involved in medical aesthetics for over 15 years and is a member of the board of The British Association of Sclerotherapists and is the PRESIDENT of The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN).

Being joined by Liz to offer these treatments independently at our clinic means that patients can more easily access treatment for vein conditions locally rather than having to look elsewhere. It forms part of our efforts to work with key independent medical practitioners who offer treatments that we don't ourselves in order to improve the range of services that patients can access "under one roof".

Treatment Options

Liz offers two types of treatment for thread, spider and red thread veins and these can be discussed with you at a private consultation. The two treatments are as follows and more information about each can be found below.

  • Microsclerotherapy - injectable treatment
  • Veinwave™ - treatment using thermo-coagulation technology


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Your consultation with Liz Bardolph, BSc RGN RM FRSPH INP

A private, no obligation, medical consultation with Liz costs £30.

As the well-known saying explains; "You get what you pay for" and your consultation is unique to you, private, and thorough. At every stage, you'll be given an opportunity to ask questions to help you understand and decide if the treatment is right for you in an unhurried environment.

Liz's experience and knowledge will help you in making your decision and she will ask you a number of questions about your medical history and current health status.

We recommend that treatment is not performed at the same time as your consultation because you need time to think about what was discussed and decide if the treatment is right for you. Also, if the treatment that is recommended is Microsclerotherapy then Liz will need to take a set of personal measurements for compression hosiery and then medically prescribe and order the products needed for your treatment. Research has shown that to obtain optimum results from microsclerotherapy patients need to wear compression hosiery for 2-3 weeks.


About Liz Bardolph

She is a founding member and PRESIDENT of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and has served on a committee with the Royal College of Nursing to improve standards in aesthetic nursing and contributed to policy development within the RCN and nationally.

Academically, Liz also contributed to the development of the first Graduate Diploma Course for Aesthetic Nurses by assisting in writing the course material and she is also an Assessor for the Diploma at the University of Greenwich. Completing a Nurse Prescribing course means that Liz, like a doctor, is able to prescribe the medications used in her specialty.


Treatments

Veinwave™ - Treatment Using Thermo-Coagulation Technology

Thread, spider or red thread veins of the legs and face are a common problem which mostly affect women. On the legs these small veins can form anywhere from the top of the thigh to the ankle. While these veins pose no major health problems, they can cause discomfort and be unsightly. Veinwave™ can improve the appearance of these unwanted thread veins.


What is Veinwave™?

Veinwave™ utilises a technique known as 'thermo-coagulation' which is able to eradicate thread veins and vascular blotches. The machine uses an ultra-fine needle to pass a high frequency current into the vein, the heat causes the vein and its contents to collapse and the vein disappears immediately. Occasionally it leaves a small micro-crust (scratch) that will disappear after a matter of days.

Because the thermal energy is targeted only to the vein, there is no risk of burning, tissue damage or pigmentation. The treatment can be carried out at any time of the year and on all skin types. There is no bruising and no need for dressings. Thread veins on any part of the body can be treated. Generally only one treatment is needed.


Does Veinwave™ treatment hurt?

There is a little minor discomfort with a very slight burning sensation when the needle is withdrawn, but this disappears within a few seconds.


What are the side-effects of Veinwave™ treatment?

Most patients have no side effects. After treatment the area is slightly red and the final results can be seen after 48 hours. The slight marks along the line of the vein may remain for up to a week or two, and in some cases up to six weeks.


What causes thread veins?

The reason why some people are affected and others are not is unknown. There are though some predisposing factors. Heredity seems to play a part. Injury to the legs and long periods of standing are causative factors. In addition, more women than men seem to develop this condition as a result of pregnancy or hormones. Thread veins on the face can be aggravated by extremes of weather, alcohol and even spicy foods.


How can they be prevented on the legs?

The use of support hose, weight control and exercise may be beneficial.


Will the treated veins recur?

The veinwave™ treatment is usually 90% successful, however thread veins may recur. It may seem that a previously treated vein has recurred, whereas in fact a new thread vein has appeared in the same area.


Prices

Treatment prices will be discussed with you at your consultation but vary from £70 to £210 per treatment.



Microsclerotherapy - Injectable Treatment

Thread, spider or red thread veins of the legs are a common problem which mostly affect women. These small veins can form anywhere on the leg from the top of the thigh to the ankle. While these veins pose no major health problems, they can cause discomfort and be unsightly. Microsclerotherapy can correct these unwanted thread veins and is 60 - 80% effective.


What is Microsclerotherapy?

It is a procedure in which a specially trained doctor or nurse injects a small amount of an irritant solution using a very fine needle into the thread veins. The solution displaces the blood within the vein causing it to turn white. It also irritates the vein making it swell and close, thus stopping blood from re-entering it. Research has shown that wearing compression hosiery following the procedure for a short while enhances and optimises the results. The treated veins may disappear within two weeks to two months. More than one treatment is usually needed, although most thread veins can be treated over a course of three to four sessions, each taking about 30 minutes. For very extensive thread veins a maximum of six treatments could be necessary but rarely more.


Is Microsclerotherapy Painful?

There is a little minor discomfort with a very slight burning sensation or irritation but this soon disappears.


Are there any Side Effects with Microsclerotherapy?

Most patients have no side effects. However some have been reported and include slightly raised areas at the injection sites that heal within a day or two, and temporary bruising around the treated areas which usually resolve rapidly. Very rarely, a small dark area of pigmentation resembling a freckle may remain. These spots usually resolve in time and respond to bleaching agents. The development of tiny networks of fine red vessels near the injection site of larger vessels can occur. Most resolve spontaneously. Allergic reactions to the solution are rare and easily treated.


What causes thread veins?

The reason why some people are affected and others are not is unknown. There are though some predisposing factors. Heredity seems to play a part. Injury to the legs and long periods of standing are causative factors. In addition, more women than men seem to develop this condition as a result of pregnancy or hormones.


Can you prevent thread veins?

The use of support hose, weight control and exercise may be beneficial.


Will treated veins recur?

Thread veins may recur. It may seem that a previously injected vein has recurred, whereas in fact a new thread vein has appeared in the same area.


Prices

Treatment prices will be discussed with you at your consultation but vary from £70 to £170 per treatment.


Note: Disclaimer - Xavier G. Medical Aesthetix Ltd (trading as Xavier G. Medi-Spa) and Dr Xavier Goodarzian do not provide the above-mentioned vein treatments directly and can therefore accept no responsibility for any acts or omissions directly or indirectly relating to them or any losses resulting from them.

Vein treatments are provided by Nurse Elizabeth Bardolph BSc RGN RM FRSPH INP independently from Xavier G Medical Aesthetix Ltd.


To book your medical consultation with Liz please click here to contact us.




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