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 can cause serious knock-on effects when it comes to levels of self-confidence.
Thread vein removal may be required for cosmetic reasons and to boost self-esteem and body confidence. The procedure can help to reduce the visible effects of thread veins, in some cases making them disappear completely.
The cause of thread veins is unknown, but:
Some of the benefits of thread vein removal include:
During the procedure, a solution will be injecting into the veins, which causes the vein to swell up and become sticky. A compression will then be applied to close the veins. Depending on the size of the veins requiring treatment, you should expect to wear the compression from between 24-72 hours continuously then during the day for an additional 2-7 days. Over this time, the vein will heal and be absorbed into your body, naturally fading away.
Patients usually see an improvement within 2-3 months of their first treatment, although results will vary from one patient to the next. In some patients, the veins will disappear completely, but others may fade and some may remain unchanged entirely. Therefore, two sessions of treatment are recommended. Following the second course of treatment, a 70-80% improvement in appearance is to be expected.
Some of the complications of thread vein removal include:
Recovery time will vary on a patient to patient basis, although as a general rule you should expect to see an improvement in the appearance of thread veins in the affected area within 2-3 months.
Treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
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