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Thread/Spider Veins

What are thread veins?

Thread veins are small, dilated blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin. They look like fine red or purple lines and most often appear on the face and the legs. Also known as ‘spider’ or ‘broken’ veins, the medical term for them is telangiectasia and they occur in about half of all adults in Western countries.

What causes them?

Whilst there’s no obvious cause of thread veins, they develop as we age and our blood vessels become less elastic. In addition to this, hormonal changes that occur throughout pregnancy and menopause are also a contributing factor, and it’s for this reason that women are more prone to them than men. A tendency to get thread veins can also run in families.

Other factors that seem to cause and worsen thread veins include too much sunbathing, exposure to extreme temperatures, alcohol, smoking and certain medications.

How do we treat them?

Our Aerolase machine is designed to safely and effectively banish thread and spider veins. Targeting the areas of concern with nano second focused laser delivery to stop blood supply to the superficial visible thread veins, can instantly reduce the appearance of thread veins.

Depending of the depth, colour and size of the veins, treatments can vary to 4 – 8 sessions.

It is strongly advised SPF is used immediately after treatment and daily for the duration of the treatment course.