Looking for thread (spider) vein removal or sclerotherapy? We can treat unwanted vascular conditions such as thread (spider) veins and varicose vein disorders using laser therapy or sclerotherapy. At CareforSkin, we treat thread veins and varicose veins using the most advanced laser system or sclerotherapy, without the need for complicated surgery. No downtime and the procedures are fast and effective.
Thread veins (also known as spider veins, broken veins and capillary veins) are small red, blue or purple veins that usually appear near the surface of the skin on the face and legs. They often present in a spider web pattern, and are caused by the backup of blood.
Ageing makes you more prone to thread veins and leg veins. Other factors such as hormonal changes during pregnancy and the menopause, excess weight, inactivity and exposure to the sun also makes you more susceptible to thread veins. Thread veins can often be more noticeable than lines and wrinkles. Leg and facial veins are bothersome at best, unattractive at worst.
For thread veins Our Cynosure Elite + laser emits light energy in a series of short pulses to the vein which are absorbed and causes the vessel to coagulate, which the body then naturally breaks down. The procedure is completely safely and without causing harm to the surrounding tissue.
After a course of treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur. Although the results are long lasting for several years, if thread veins re-appear a maintenance course may be required.
A course of three to four treatments are recommended for maximum results. However this does depend on your condition and treatment times can differ. Treatments are relatively quick and can take just as little as 10 mins depending the size of the area being treated.
Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, lumpy, bumpy or twisted in appearance. These are commonly found on the legs or feet and may be blue or dark purple in colour. Symptoms may include muscle cramps, swollen feet or ankles, discomfort in the leg, burning or throbbing.
We treat varicose veins with Sclerotherapy which is fast, effective and with minimum downtime. Sclerotherapy involves using an special foam injection. This is injected into the affected vein.
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Thread Vein & Varicose Vein FAQs
Thread veins are also known as spider veins. These are broken veins and capillary veins and present as small red, blue or purple veins. These differ from varicose vein which are larger in size and are sometimes twisted most often develop in the leg.
At CAREFORSKIN we use our Cynosure Elite + laser to treat thread veins. The laser emits light energy in a series of short pulses to the vein. This is absorbed and causes the vessel to coagulate, which the body then naturally breaks down.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment involving the use of foam injections to treat varicose veins. This is injected into the veins with a solution called a fibrovein. This irritates the inner lining of the veins when injected. This causes the vein to stick together and collapse.
Thread veins usually appear on the face or legs,, whilst varicose veins appear on the legs. We can treat any of these areas.
Up to 3 treatments are required for thread veins. For varicose veins a single treatment is sufficient.
For thread veins, quite often a noticeable difference is visible after the first thread, although the vein will disappear after 3 treatments.
You will see a noticeable difference immediately after the treatment. However the vein will disappear as the skins heals.
Slight bruising or soreness may be experienced, but this usually settle after a few days and you may return to work immediately after the treatment. The treated veins can look more pronounced until the skin has broken the veins down. However this should settle after a couple of days.
Whilst you may remain mobile, the treated area may be sore for a couple of days. You may be required to wear a compression stocking. Any strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided between 4-6 weeks
You may be advised to cool the treated area at regular intervals with ice packs.
Care should be taken when standing, kneeling, squatting, bending. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.