Also known as “spider veins, flare veins and broken veins”, thread veins are often confused with varicose veins. They are common particularly in women and patients often complain of dissatisfaction with their appearance though they may occasionally cause itching or minor aches. These stretched tiny blood vessels in the skin are normal but can appear prominent in people with pale complexions. They are often found on the face and legs, usually in the absence of varicose veins. If you are concerned about your thread veins we will assess them clinically and with an ultrasound scan. Various forms of treatment are available and can be discussed during your consultation.
The type of treatment that is best for you will be discussed after your consultation. It will depend on a number of issues. Firstly, any underlying varicose veins, if present, should be treated. Then depending on the size and appearance of your thread veins, you will be offered micro-sclerotherapy or Veinwave therapy. Somtimes the treatment will involve the combination of the two therapies (see below).