Thread veins (also known as spider veins or telangiectasia) of the leg is a common problem, which manifests itself by the appearance of small unsightly purple or red veins from the top of the thigh to the ankle.
Thread vein removal involves a small amount of a special solution being injected through a very fine needle, which displaces the blood in the vein and therefore causes blanching so it turns white. The vessel then becomes irritated and closes shut, preventing the blood from re-entering the vein.
Two to eight weeks following treatment the thread veins will begin to fade and some may completely disappear. This is a relatively low-risk procedure but as like with all our treatments these are fully discussed at your consultation so that you can make an informed choice.