This month, Bijan Beigi talks about thread veins, what causes them and what can we do about them
How to get rid of thread veins
Thread veins, sometimes referred to as spider veins, are the thin but prominent red, blue or purple blood vessels which lie just below the surface of the skin, most commonly found on the legs and face. The medical term for them is telangiectasia.
There are many reasons one might develop thread veins, for example hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and the menopause or exposure to wind or extreme temperatures. You can also inherit a family tendency to them.
The unfortunate truth is, however, that nearly all of us will develop them as we age and our skin and blood vessels become less elastic.
The good news is that while they can be unsightly, they are highly treatable.
As you can see from patients we have seen at the clinic, the results when treating thread veins can be impressive. Our qualified practitioners use precision laser therapy to target the vein, heating the vessel walls and causing them to weaken, collapse and be absorbed by the body.
Please note however, that this treatment is not suitable for varicose or blue veins, which require a different approach.
Tackling thread veins is one of our most effective treatments as dramatic results can be achieved in as little as five to 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area and most thread veins can be treated with between three and six sessions, six to eight weeks apart.
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ABOVE:Precision laser therapy is used to break down the veins.LEFT:These before and after photos show how effective the treatment can be