Thread veins are very common affecting around 30% of the population and can affect both men and women. The exact cause of thread veins (also called spider veins) is not fully understood but they can be hereditary and associated with changing hormones and exposure to extreme weather.
Hiding your spider veins under clothing is a daily and often upsetting inconvenience. If you are tired of not being able to enjoy life your way, especially in summer, talk to us at Perfection Cosmetic, and make a start on saying goodbye to spider veins!
Spider veins on the legs have a red (telangiectasia) or bluish (venules) colour; they are a common problem which particularly affect women. Unfortunately, these veins are often unsightly and attempting to conceal them with clothing or cosmetics are not always successful, in many cases people change their lifestyle to avoid exposing their legs. Larger leg veins may be raised above the skin surface and may be associated with some aching.
Laser thread vein removal works by directing an intense beam of light directly at the thread veins which causes the blood inside them to coagulate (dry and then harden). These dried out blood vessels are then absorbed naturally by the body so they will no longer be visible. Laser thread vein removal is especially effective at specifically only damaging the actual thread veins rather than the surrounding tissues, meaning little damage is caused to the surrounding skin. This is an advantage over laser thread vein removal and for this reason it can be used to treat larger thread veins than the laser can.