Varicose veins won’t stop your holiday!

Warm seas, sandy beaches and long lazy days in the sun – who doesn’t love a holiday? But the prospect of baring a little more flesh than usual often prompts a flurry of enquiries about varicose vein treatments. We thought it would be interesting to share some questions from patients and the answers provided by our specialist vein doctors.

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How to have great summer skin

Dr Suneeta Kochhar, skin specialist at Cooden Medical Group, shares some advice on looking after you skin in the sun

We’ve been enjoying some lovely warm weather in East Sussex this year and with holiday season fast approaching, many people will be looking forward to time off in the sun. But whether you are planning a staycation on the Sunshine Coast or are jetting off somewhere more exotic, do be sensible about exposing your skin to the sun.

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Varicose veins – men get them too

It’s a commonly held belief that varicose veins only affect women of a certain age, so nothing for men to worry about, right? Actually, wrong – men get them too.

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New Skin Specialist Joins the Team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Suneeta Kochhar to the Cooden Medical Group. Suneeta has joined us to provide specialist skin treatments, including mole and skin tag removal. She will also carry out some aesthetic procedures.

Suneeta is a local GP from Bexhill. She has a special interest in dermatology - the treatment of skin conditions. She runs a successful community dermatology service locally and is very experienced in performing minor procedures. Suneeta is looking forward to working with the team and meeting our clients.

She said: “Skin conditions vary in severity and can have a significant psychological impact on a person. Addressing this can improve a person’s self-confidence.”

Want to book a consultation with our new skin specialist? Get in touch. We offer skin consultations and treatments at our clinic in Bexhill.

What should you ask the doctor before having varicose vein treatment?

Varicose veins are very common but treatments are rarely available on the NHS. If you are thinking about having your veins treated then you will probably need to go to a private medical clinic to see a Vascular Surgeon or Vascular Interventional Radiologist, like our Dr Mo Faris, here at the Cooden Medical Group.

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