Also known as spider veins, thread veins are a mild form of varicose veins that usually appear on the face or legs. They are caused when small clusters of blood vessels become enlarged below the skin, forming a web-like pattern that’s visible on the outside. Although usually harmless, you may find they cause discomfort, especially if the issue affects the legs. In these cases, standing for any prolonged period of time may become painful. From a cosmetic point of view, however, they can also make a person self-conscious.
Procedures for removing thread veins are safe and effective, and will help you to restore any confidence you may have lost as a result of this condition, as well as alleviating any discomfort. Our expert doctor will discuss the best way forward for you during your comprehensive, no-obligation consultation.
Types of varicose veins
There are several types of varicose veins, such as:
- trunk varicose veins – these are near to the surface of the skin and are thick and knobbly; they’re often long and can look unpleasant
- reticular varicose veins – these are red and sometimes grouped close together in a network
- telangiectasia varicose veins – also known as thread veins or spider veins, these are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on your face or legs; they’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, do not bulge underneath the surface of the skin
Any type of varicose viens, we can treat and help you feel confident again. Please cosnult with our doctors to discuss the best way forward. Book in today and let us help you restore your confidence!