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Chloejo Fri 10-Jan-20 19:14:41

Hi I would like advice as I have bad veins on my legs I’m not overweight in the summer I get very upset as not able to wear knee length dresses. Instead I wear maxi dresses. Thing is I’m not good with needles and I’m scared to have them done any advice please

Missfoodlove Fri 10-Jan-20 19:21:21

You can buy a cream called Emla, it’s a very strong local anaesthetic.
I promise if you apply 1 hour before any procedures you won’t feel the needle.

crazyH Fri 10-Jan-20 19:23:21

I don't have bad veins, but I do have the skinniest of legs, with scars from childhood eczema. I have accepted the fact that I will never be able to wear calf length dresses or cut-off trousers.
There are so many worse things in life. So don't worry too much about a minor challenge. Good luck !!!!

Esspee Fri 10-Jan-20 20:04:55

I had my varicose veins stripped in the past. Do they now do it by injection OP? I’m asking as I have some on my shin that I would dearly love to have removed.

GrannyLaine Fri 10-Jan-20 21:08:43

Its my understanding that you can't have varicose veins stripped on the NHS any more unless you have severe complications such as leg ulcers.

Hetty58 Fri 10-Jan-20 21:14:21

I'm wondering how old you are as a lot of us need to cover our legs when we age. They're just ugly. I do wish people would check their side and back views in the mirror!

Dee1012 Fri 10-Jan-20 21:49:45

I've just had surgery on the NHS. No ulcers, but very uncomfortable and causing skin issues.
It was worth it... a few hours in hospital, minor discomfort later but a world of difference now.
I had endovenous ablation..