We had a lady visit us here at Surrey Laser Clinic asking for help with the thread veins that she had, we were of course happy to help.
Using our NdYag Laser, we were blown away by the results after just 3 treatments. The Picture you see above is from left to right, before we began, then immediately after treatment in the middle and finally on the right, after 3 treatments! Wow!
What are Thread Veins?
Thread veins, sometimes known as spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin.
What Causes Them?
There are several factors that can cause or contribute to the development of thread veins:
Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, menopause, or as a result of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, can contribute to the development of thread veins.
Genetics, a family history of thread veins can increase your risk of developing them as well as just aging, as we get older, the elasticity of their blood vessels can diminish, leading to the development of thread veins.
Sun exposure, prolonged exposure to the sun can damage the skin and the blood vessels underneath, making thread veins more likely to form, simularly injuries/trauma to the skin can damage blood vessels and result in the formation of thread veins.
Standing or sitting for long periods does not help, this can increase the risk of thread veins, especially in the legs, due to the increased pressure on the veins, along with excess body weight, this can increase pressure on the blood vessels in the legs and contribute to the development of thread veins, especially in the lower limbs.
Women are more likely than men to develop thread veins, especially during and after pregnancy, smoking can contribute to poor circulation and skin damage, which may increase the risk and excessive alcohol consumption can dilate blood vessels and lead to the development of thread veins, particularly on the face.
Of course it is not all bad news – we are on hand to help you should you be concerned about the appearance of any thread veins you may have, book in for a Skin Consultation with one of our Experts here and we will always give you our best advice.
If you need help with thread veins and getting some advice then please call us on 01932553118