Thread veins are veins that are twisted red, blue or purple blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They are extremely common and harmless, however they can sometimes cause itching or slight pain.
Below, we explore Thread Veins further, as well as treatment to remove them.
What are Thread Veins?
Thread veins are also known as Spider Veins due to their cobwebs like appearance, as well as looking like broken veins. They are, in fact, not broken at all, but are slightly enlarged. Thread veins are commonly seen on the face and legs, with women being more likely to have them – however they are also common in men.
How Are Veins Removed?
Laser Vein Treatment works by putting a beam of high-intensity light on the vein, heating the blood vessel up and stimulates collagen that contracts and destroys the blood vessel. The blood vessel will be re-absorbed and eliminated by the body and immune system as time goes on. The initial treatment will take around 5 treatments to ensure best results.
The laser also protects the upper layers of skin.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Thread Vein Removal?
Some of the benefits include:
- Improved confidence
- Fast treatment
- Non-invasive treatment
- No downtime or recovery time
- Effective treatment
Is There Any Aftercare Needed?
Although there is no recovery time needed after treatment, we would recommend using Aloe Vera to soothe the area. Sunscreen should also be worn, however sun exposure is to be avoided on the treatment for 4 weeks following treatment. Perfumed baths or saunas should also be avoided for 12 hours after.
Is Thread Vein Removal for Life?
Once you have finished your treatment, thread veins will not reappear.