All You Need To Know About Thread Veins
What Are Thread Veins?
Also known as “Spider Veins”, Thread Veins are most commonly found in the legs and the face but can occur on any part of the body.
These veins are usually very small, but sit prominently just below the surface of the skin in branch-like patterns that resemble cobwebs, hence their nickname.
In most cases this is simply a cosmetic issue as the veins can be very unsightly, but sometimes symptoms like itching and burning sensations have been known to occur.
How Can You Get Rid Of Thread Veins?
Thread Veins can be treated in numerous ways but Sclerotherapy or laser treatments tend to produce the best results. Sclerotherapy involves the use of very small injections of what usually tends to be a salt solution. The blood then clots due to the swelling of the vein following irritation from the injected solution.
It is vital that this treatment is done properly, first using an ultrasound to assess the patient and eliminate the possibility of valve failure as this will hinder the results of the Sclerotherapy if left untreated. On the other hand, there is the option of laser treatment to reduce the appearance of thread veins. This is a very quick and moderately painless procedure using high precision lasers to target the veins and kill them upon absorption.
Laser Thread Vein Removal In Liverpool
The lasers we have at our sister clinic, Liverpool Laser Clinic, can treat a variety of issues including thread veins.
Our team of highly qualified specialists have produced fantastic results following the treatment. Prior to your treatment, you will meet with one of our consultant surgeons, who will be dedicated to your personal care and will carefully assess your needs so as to provide you with the best possible treatment program tailored to you.
Book A consultation
To book a free consultation or to find out more about our laser thread vein treatments, please contact our lovely and very approachable team.