12 Interesting Facts About Thread Veins

thread vein on cheekIf you’ve noticed a few tiny stubborn veins that somehow have become a permanent fixture, then you’re not alone. 

Many people struggle with the appearance of veins on their skin.

You’ve probably stumbled upon this blog as you’re trying to find out more about thread veins (also known as spider veins).

Our London Vein Centre is expert in diagnosing and removing troublesome veins from the face and legs, so where better to get a bit of reliable information about the condition.

12 Facts About Thread Veins

  1. Thread veins are small dilated blood vessels that appear under the skin
  2. They are usually red or purple in colour
  3. Thread veins are also known as spider veins, or medically known as telangiectasias
  4. These veins are common and affect around 30-60% of adults
  5. Thread veins most commonly appear on the face or legs
  6. They become more common with age
  7. Those that smoke, drink or have excessive sun exposure are more likely to experience thread veins
  8. Thread veins are more common in women than in men. Women are more prone to developing thread veins due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, hormonal contraceptives, and menopause
  9. Telangiectasias are thought to be associated with increased pressure in the veins. That’s why prolonged standing, sitting, obesity or pregnancy can increase the likelihood of getting them.
  10. They can run in the family (i.e. genetic predisposition)
  11. Thread vein treatments work by damaging the veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away.
  12. Thread vein removal is a non-invasive treatment which can be done same day in specialist clinics like the London Vein Centre.

In conclusion, thread veins are a common and fascinating condition that affect many people. While they may be unsightly, there are many effective treatment options available to help reduce their appearance and restore smooth, healthy-looking skin.

It is recommended to find a practitioner/clinic who specialises in the treatment of this condition and understands the medical aspect. There are laser therapists who may be prepared to use their IPL or laser machines to treat them, but thread veins are a vascular condition and it is safest to trust an organisation with strong professional credentials.

Same Day Treatment for Spider Veins

Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre offers a choice of safe and effective non-invasive options for dealing with unwanted telangiectasia. Both small and large spider veins can be treated on the face, legs and body.

These are medically proven treatments with high success rates and results are practically instant.

Laser Treatment

The sophisticated Harmony XL Pro Laser treatment is available at London Vein Treatment Centres in Harley Street and Putney. As well as destroying the thread veins, the advanced laser energy also works to stimulate healing and cell renewal in the treated area for clearer-looking skin. It is a gentle and effective treatment for facial thread veins on the face and also deals with smaller spider veins on the legs.

Injectable Treatment

For larger thread veins (e.g. purple/blue leg veins), microsclerotherapy injections may be a preferable option. This treatment is available in all of the London Vein Treatment centres.

Microcautery Treatment

The company also offer micro-cautery treatment, which uses a special probe to deliver a short burst of intense heat in a very precise way in order to destroy thread veins and spider veins. This is a fast and effective treatment

London Vein Treatment Centre

Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offers spider vein and thread vein removal treatment at a choice of 4 London Vein Treatment Centres using medically proven techniques.

All thread vein treatments are carried out by skilled and experienced doctors.

For more information, please complete the form to the right hand side or call 020 7386 0464.