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Our Essential Dermatology & Skin Cancer practice remains open

The Cadogan Clinic will continue to offer patients medical dermatology appointments throughout the COVID crisis, as well as critical skin cancer screening and removal services.

General medical dermatology consultations will be booked remotely, with 'time critical' appointments still available in-clinic for suspected skin cancer cases.

'Same-visit' skin cancer excision will be possible for all cases indicating for immediate and urgent removal, under the care of one of our specialist surgeons.

To find out more about the reduced services we are operating, please click HERE or visit our COVID-19 Patient Information page.

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Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple lines.

Also called 'spider veins' or 'broken veins'. These are not veins that are broken, but only slightly enlarged and showing under the surface of the skin. The medical term for them is telangiectasia.

Thread veins tend to develop as we get older and the skin thins. Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and the menopause are thought to provoke their development - the reason why women are more prone than men. They can also run in the family and be inherited. Other causes include too much exposure to the sun, wind or extreme temperatures, corticosteroid medicines and radiotherapy. Thread veins can be unsightly but aren't dangerous. However, they do tend to spread and become more prominent over time.

Before treating thread veins it is necessary to make sure there are no underlying major vein problems, and in order to do this, a duplex scan (doppler-ultrasound) is usually required. If a larger vein is affected, this will need to be addressed before and treatment for thread veins can be carried out.

The good news is that most thread vein problems are quick and easy to treat. However, the exact type of treatment needed will be discussed on the day of your consultation. In most cases, just one treatment is enough to see and feel the difference.

Due to the inherent complexity of the many vascular disorders, there may be more than one way of managing a particular condition. For this reason, when planning a procedure, your consultant will discuss all the treatment options in a multidisciplinary team meeting, to ensure that all perspectives are considered before recommending a course of action to a patient.

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