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.

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Varicose Veins

These are characterised by bulging, twisted, purple/blue veins on the legs. They are very prominent and even visible through tights. Varicose veins won’t get better, as the vein is damaged.

Learn more about varicose veins, including causes and symptoms.

varicose vein

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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.

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.

thread vein on cheek