Thread Vein Removal

Some of the following is taken from VeinInfo.

Thread veins or “spider veins” are very small veins in the skin itself. They look like thin bluish red lines in the skin. (varicose veins are bluish lumpy veins underneath the skin but the skin itself is normal).

Thread veins do not cause any symptoms but because they are so visible, people often dislike their appearance and feel unattractive because of them. They can be associated with varicose veins but can occur even when there are no varicose veins.

Thread veins are extremely common. Most people have some. There is often an inherited component, for example, identical twins often have the same type of thread veins in the same areas of the body. So if your parents have had thread veins you can blame them. Hormonal factors can contribute, so that thread veins often appear in pregnancy (usually they go away again afterwards).

Women who have had several pregnancies are more likely to develop thread veins than those who have never been pregnant. Thread veins can be associated with varicose veins (see below). Lots of other things can sometimes cause thread including injuries and cuts, exposure to sunlight (usually on the face) exposure to radiation, for example radiotherapy treatment of cancers can sometimes cause thread veins in the skin.

Thread veins can appear on the face (often around the nasal area) and legs, are a common sign of ageing and can be easily and simply treated using laser technology. Laser beam energy causes vessel walls to collapse and dissolve within the body. Treatment is suitable for both men and women.

Laser thread vein treatment can remove unsightly and often painful leg and facial veins. The treatment is effective on most people and on most skin types and works best on smaller veins.

See video on thread vein removal here.

Thread Vein Removal is one of the services Private General Practice Services provides. (See our cosmetic website Thread Vein Removal can leave your skin looking better and you feeling more confident. See the below before and after pictures. Ltd is registered by the Care Quality Commission – Certificate Number: CRT-566454930 © Copyright Private General Practice Services 2020

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