Thread veins, often known as spider veins, are a frequent condition that mostly affects women. There may be little purple or red veins anywhere on the leg, from the top of the thigh to the ankle. Even though thread veins might not pose any significant health hazards, some people may find them unsightly and bothersome.
Thread/Spider Veins appear when damaged valves can no longer pump blood to the heart and lungs. When vein valves are damaged, they may enlarge and cause blood to pool – in some cases blood can leak out of the affected vein and cause discolouration. The main issue with thread veins is that damaged veins can cause the veins nearby to deteriorate, making the issue worse.
Rosacea, a skin disorder that harms blood vessels, can contribute to thread veins on the face. Long-term sun exposure and frequent sneezing or coughing are two other factors that contribute to thread veins around the face.
Thread or spider veins may develop as a result of certain lifestyle decisions. For example, thread veins are more prone to appear in people whose jobs require them to stand or sit for extended periods of time. This results from improper blood flow occurring while sitting.
Thread or spider veins can be inherited if a family member already has them, therefore other factors, including genetics, play a key role in their development. Thread veins can also develop as a result of increased blood volume and vein pressure during pregnancy and obesity.
The level of pain associated with thread/spider vein treatment varies from person to person and depends on the type of treatment being performed. Some people experience only minimal discomfort during the procedure, while others may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation.
If you have concerns about the level of pain associated with thread/spider vein treatment, it is best to discuss your options and expectations with our clinicians during your consultation.
Everyone’s skin is different and no two types of thread/spider veins are the same, during your consultation our clinicians will examine your skin and determine the best course of action for you and your concerns.
You may notice immediate improvement following each treatment, but it typically takes four weeks before you see significant long-term benefits. We recommend a course of 3 treatments to maximise results.
All of our clients first come in for a consultation. The consultation is there to talk you through your options, give you a patch test and check for any medical issues. The consultation costs £50 but this comes off the price of the treatment package that you go with. At your consultation, one of our nurse clinicians will talk you through options and get you booked in for your first treatment.