Thread Veins

About Thread Veins and Thread Vein Removal

thread veins around nose

Thread veins are more common as we get older, becoming more obvious after mid-life, when the skin becomes thinner and starts to noticeably lose its elasticity. However, people from young children right through to the elderly sometimes have thread veins. There are many factors involved in developing thread veins including ageing, sun bathing, pregnancy, smoking, harsh weathers, energetic sports, weight problems,  hormones and genetics.

If you have thread veins it does not mean there is any underlying medical problem, although many women and men do find them unsightly. They are basically letting us all know that our skin has seen better days. They are sometimes incorrectly called spider veins. There are important differences between thread veins and spider veins. Please see our page on spider veins.

What causes thread veins?

Thread veins and spider veins can be found on the legs and face (usually on the cheeks and around or on the nose) as we age. They are blood capillaries that have become permanently distended and dilated – or occasionally broken. Minor veins and vessels have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. Sometimes as we get older these blood vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated leading to thread veins. Normally, these tiny veins and blood vessels in the skin are invisible.


Thread Vein Removal in Winchester

We can treat your thread veins at the Skin Evolutions Clinic using cosmetic diathermy – advanced cosmetic procedures or ACP. Click here to find out more about the treatment>>  ACP is a type of non surgical treatment that removes thread veins and other unsightly blemishes . It is quick and relatively pain free. Call us today for a consultation on 01962 809937.

Spider vein and thread vein removal Southampton, call us today on 01962 809937.

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