Changes in the levels of hormones like oestrogen can definitely contribute to vein problems for women.
There are a number of events or situations that are especially prone to cause fluctuation in hormone levels:
- taking oral contraceptives
The latter 3 in particular can indirectly cause thread veins to appear, as the changes in hormone levels cause the veins of the walls to relax and become weaker, making them more prone to damage and inefficiency.
Thread veins that appear during pregnancy may well disappear after childbirth; but those that appear in the 40s or 50s tend not to go so easily of their own accord.
The main problem is the appearance, which lends an unhealthy looking ruddiness to the complexion.
Thankfully there are now treatments that can get rid of unsightly thread veins.
Thread Veins Treatments
- Laser treatment is a very popular option for dealing with thread veins. It can be used for both facial or smaller leg veins and is fast and efficient, using laser energy to destroy the affected veins so that blood flows instead through other healthier veins. This is available in selected vein treatment centres as advanced equipment is required. Cosmedics’ London Vein Treatment Centre based in Putney and Harley Street offer the latest laser solution for thread veins.
- Sclerotherapy is a treatment which gets rid of thread veins on the legs or thighs. A special injection is delivered into the vein where it damages the structure of the vessel and destroys its ability to carry blood. The vein will then disappear and blood will simply flow elsewhere, leaving the skin appearing clearer. Sclerotherapy treatment is available at Cosmedics Skin Clinics based in Bristol and London.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer thread vein removal at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol using the latest techniques with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons.
For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.