The recent warm weather has seen Brits ditch the jeans and reach for their shorts as temperatures remained steadily in the 20’s.
However, the idea of bare legs isn’t always appealing, particularly for those who suffer from unsightly leg thread veins.
‘Thread veins’ are defined as:
“a very slender vein, especially one on the face that is visible through the skin”
They can be tiny blood vessels, fine veins or capillaries which can be seen on the surface of the skin and are usually red or purple or blue tones.
Medical Risks of Thread Veins
The good news is that thread veins on the legs are not considered to be a medical problem. They are small veins and are not essential to blood supply. However, they are embarrassing for those who have them and this is particularly the case in the summer with warmer weather and holidays ahead. Some people even wear trousers or long skirts all season to hide them.
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.
Thread Vein Treatment Bristol and London
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.