Thread veins, red or purple veins that can be seen through the skin can be an unpleasant and undesirable problem, especially if they are highly visible on the face, cheeks or nose. As well as being unpleasant to look at, causing people to be unhappy with or even lose confidence in their appearance, thread veins can also cause unwanted itches and aches, and if prominent in the legs, can be quite painful after standing for long periods.
Thread veins, which are also known as spider veins, capillary veins and broken veins are often brought on by too much exposure to the sun or pregnancy, and are often ever more visible in older people, as their skin gets thinner, leaving veins more exposed. Though usually linked with age, visible veins can also be the product of an injury to the leg. It is also common for thread veins to be hereditary, with many members of the same family suffering the same problem. There is however, a simple solution to treating thread veins.
Thread vein treatment is a relatively simple form of laser treatment. The treatment involves a trained professional at a Surrey laser clinic targeting the visible veins with a high intensity laser. The heat generated by the laser then causes these veins to break down and be absorbed by the body. As thread vein treatment is most often performed effectively in less than an hour.
Many Surrey laser clinic patients opt to receive thread vein treatment in conjunction with other laser treatments. Since thread vein treatment is such a short procedure, it is very normal for a patient to also receive facial rejuvenation or laser hair removal treatments at the same time, in order to maximise time in the clinic. Combining treatments in this manner can save patients from having to disrupt their schedules by making numerous visits to their Surrey laser clinic.
Thread vein treatment is almost always an extremely successful procedure. It causes minimal disruption to the patient, as it only takes a short period of time, and side effects of this treatment are very rare, so it is common that patients can continue with their day without any recovery time.