Popular radio host Chris Evans has recently filmed himself getting varicose vein removal treatment. Confessing he’s usually squeamish, the star admitted during the procedure he felt calm despite just being given local anaesthetic.
Commonly, thought of as ‘female-only’ issue, varicose veins can affect men as well and, by openly talking on his radio show and This Morning about the problem, Chris brought some much-needed media attention on how common varicose veins can be. It also highlighted how easily varicose veins can be removed today and the variety of options available.
What did the presenter have done?
Evans underwent ablation where the wall of the vein is damaged, causing it to collapse in on itself. The body then safely absorbs the vein.
After filming the operation being carried out, Evans was seen jogging to the pub. This highlighted how minimally invasive varicose vein removal can be. Many patients return to work or their daily activities right after the procedure.
Understanding varicose vein removal
Varicose vein removal has come a long way since its introduction. The veins were once only treatable via surgery. However, today patients have an extensive range of options open to them.
Laser treatment is one of the most popular options available. Targeting the affected veins, this minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless. There are other alternative non-invasive techniques available too. The treatment approach will be based on the severity of the condition.
The importance of a varicose vein consultation
Before seeking any form of varicose vein treatment, it’s important to book a consultation. You will need to be assessed to determine the severity of the varicose veins. From there, you’ll be presented with the best course of treatment.
It is also important to seek varicose vein treatment as soon as possible. The earlier you get treatment, the less invasive the procedure will be.
It’s great that Chris Evans shared his varicose vein removal experience with his fans. Many patients are put off seeking treatment because they imagine it to be much worse than it actually is. Despite having a lesser common treatment, the star proves varicose vein removal doesn’t have to be a big deal. Call 01872 308 520 to arrange your consultation at the Cornwall Vein Clinic.