Thread Vein Treatment
Thread veins are small and abnormally dilated blood vessels that are often found on the legs. The presence of these veins can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction with your appearance and cause serious knock-on effects when it comes to levels of self-confidence.
"I would highly recommend this treatment. It has made a significant improvement which has made me happier about baring my legs. All was very thoroughly explained and professionally done in a pleasant environment."
"This was the best thing I have ever done for my well being. The difference was amazing and Claire was so lovely. I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a problem."
"So pleased gave me the confidence to wear skirts and shorts which I would never have done before treatment."
"Fantastic treatment will definitely book again!"
McIndoe Centre Patients
What Does Thread Vein Treatment Involve?
The cause of thread veins is unknown, but:
- They are usually inherited
- Hormonal changes can increase their likelihood
- Trauma to the legs can cause thread veins
- Standing occupations can make them more likely
- They become more prominent and numerous with age
While many people seek thread vein treatment for personal, cosmetic reasons, it is not uncommon for people to seek treatment for reasons of discomfort. Untreated thread veins can lead to further problems regarding mobility and general discomfort.
The procedure itself is called Sclerotherapy and is a common technique used to treat thread veins. This procedure is straightforward, which involves injecting a solution called sclerosant into the veins, destroying them and ultimately causing them to completely disappear over time.
A compression (stockings or a tight bandage) will then be applied to close the veins. Depending on the size of the veins requiring treatment, you should expect to wear the compression for around 2-3 days. Over this time, the veins will heal and be absorbed into your body, naturally fading away.