Thread veins are very small, abnormally dilated blood vessels and will be red/blue in colour. They can be found very close to the surface of the skin and are often found on the legs. Thread veins are not the same as varicose veins; these are much larger and require further investigation and different treatments. It is possible to have a combination of both types of veins. Generally it is better to treat the larger veins first.
In some cases removal of these veins may improve the cosmetic appearance of the thread veins without requiring any further therapy.
The causes are mainly unknown, however:
Patients usually see an improvement in the appearance of their thread veins within two to three months after their first treatment. Although every patient is difference and results will therefore vary. With some patients veins may disappear completely whilst others may fade and some may remain unchanged.
It is therefore usually recommended that the patient receives two session of treatment. Once treatment is completed, you can expect between 70% and 80% improvement in the overall appearance of the affected area.
Whilst we cannot promise our patients perfect legs we can offer a simple procedure that will provide enough improvement to boost your self confidence.
Initial consultation with a Vein Specialist (aded by ultrasound) is £200 and will include a clinical examination and full and frank discussion regarding the treatment, potential side effects and likely outcomes.