Common Vein Conditions

Affecting the Legs, Face and Body

Many of the population suffer from unsightly vein problems on the legs, face and body.

Here’s our guide to vein conditions, to help you learn more about these common vein problems.

If you’re not sure, then please do call us for an informal chat.

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Facial Thread Veins

These are not medically harmful, but certainly spoil the appearance of clear and healthy skin.

Learn more about facial thread veins including spider veins and broken capillaries.

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Leg Thread Veins

Unlike varicose veins, these are not usually uncomfortable or painful. However, the appearance and expansion of areas of purple/blue veins can certainly be a worry and cause aesthetic concerns. They rarely get better and tend to get worse over time.

Learn more about leg thread veins.

Varicose Veins vs Thread Veins

Veins expert Dr Ross Perry explains the difference between varicose veins and thread veins.

“Varicose veins are often the big, bulgy blue veins that you see in people on the lower parts of the legs. Thread veins tend to be much thinner, reddy purpley veins, which are often on the surface of the skin. The major difference between the two veins is the depth of where they are.”

Identifying what type of veins you have helps to determine the best options for treatment of unwanted veins.