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What Are Thread Veins?
Highly visible and red or purple in appearance, thread veins, as well as spider veins, are medically known as telangiectasia. These occur when veins become weak or damaged, leading to a backup of blood as it can no longer be effectively pumped around. Although they commonly occur as a result of varicose veins, the two conditions are different from each other. Thread veins are not painful, however they cause many people to deal with self confidence issues, as a result of their appearance.
Causes of Thread Veins:
- Genetic predisposition
- Temperature changes
- Hormonal changes
- Prolonged sitting
- Prolonged standing
We often find smoking and alcohol are related to the appearance of both thread and spider veins. Sun exposure is also considered a risk factor.
Thread Vein Treatment
Although thread veins alone are not a health concern, they do present a cosmetic issue that most people would rather have removed. Covering them up is an easy solution in winter but during the warmer months, for many people they can be a cause of anxiety and low self-esteem.
Using the cutting-edge technology, we are able to remove thread veins and spider veins safely and quickly. Our non-invasive procedures offer permanent results and can be used on the face as well as the body.
The following treatments are used in-clinic for the permanent removal of thread veins. These treatments have been designed to to treat both deep set spider and thread veins, as well as those closer to the surface of the skin.
- Intense Pulsed Light Photo-rejuvenation (IPL)
- Advanced Electrolysis
We also recommend using the following in your home care routine, to complement the treatment you receive in our clinic:
- Marine Fluid Shine Free
To find out how we can help you, about our Special Offers or book a free consultation with one of our Skin Experts. Call our 24 hour hotline now 0208 012 8582 or book a free consultation here. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 – 48 hours.