Treatments on Trial: Best Treatment for Unsightly Veins – Tatler

Treatments on Trial: Best Treatment for Unsightly Veins


March 2021

In the March edition of Tatler magazine, the annual ‘Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide’ is revealed. From top practitioners and award-winning clinics to this year’s must-have treatments, it explores everything there is worth knowing about the UK’s surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatment scene.

As part of this hotly anticipated issue, Tatler’s beauty journalist puts this year’s best beauty treatments on trial while naming Tahir Hussain as a top vascular surgeon in the guide.

Mr Hussain works for The Private Clinic and offers minimally invasive varicose vein treatment consultations at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic as part of our formal collaboration with this leading Harley Street-based brand. Mr Hussain has been an award-winning vascular consultant for over 10 years, specialising in all aspects of venous health and care.

The lowdown

In the article, he explains the best way to treat “unsightly veins” using “VenaSeal, an innovative ‘glueing’ technique.” Various factors can cause patients to suffer from “bulging, bumping varicose veins,” including excess weight, genetics and pregnancy. But VenaSeal puts a stop to the blood “pooling and swelling” inside damaged vein canals by directly targeting and shrinking the affected vein.

A small incision and a “shot of local anaesthetic” are made before “a catheter is inserted into the vein and pushed towards the groin. Once inside, an adhesive ‘glue’ is then dispersed at multiple points, effectively sealing the cavity and rendering the vein redundant.”


While the initial injection may sting slightly, patients should be able to leave the surgery straight away after receiving the treatment. Only a small incision is made on the treatment area, and this may be slightly tender for a few weeks after, but “painkillers will take the edge off.” In terms of downtime, there is “barely any in fact, you’ll positively skip out of the clinic.” You just need to minimise any rigorous physical activity for 4 to 5 days while keeping the incision site dry.


Tahir explains: “In just over an hour, legs are instantly smoother with veins vanquished. Better still, the dreaded post-procedure stockings aren’t required – so you don’t have to wait for a winter sign-up.”

To arrange a varicose vein VenaSeal treatment with Mr Tahir Hussain at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, use our varicose vein online contact form. Alternatively, call our team on 03339209986.

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