Thread veins: what are they?


These vessels are visible through the skin, and are usually found on the faces and legs. Thread veins can be red, blue, or purple and may appear twisted. Itching and slight pain are common thread vein symptoms, although they are usually cosmetic in nature.

In addition to thread veins, red veins, cherry angiomas and age spots, vascular lasers can significantly improve appearance using candela lasers. Candela YAG Laser Vein Treatment is available at Park Private Clinic for treating:

  • Breaks in the facial capillaries/thread veins
  • Branches (maximum 1.5mm in diameter) on the legs
  • Arachnid Nevi
  • Cherries Angiomas
  • Lacs (on lips) of Venous
  • Theresa Rose

Why do these things happen?

A number of factors contribute to thread veins, including aging, extreme temperatures, weak valves or venous insufficiency. Other risk factors include:

  • Pregnancy
  • The consumption of birth control pills
  • Hormonal influences (such as puberty or menopause)
  • Obesity
  • Heredity
  • Injury/Trauma to the skin
  • Genetics/inherited factors

What is Laser Vein Treatment?

A laser beam of intense light is used for laser vein treatment, which targets veins while protecting the upper layers of your skin. In the laser treatment, heat is applied to the blood vessels, which causes collagen contraction along the vessel wall and ultimately destroys the blood vessel. Over time, the body will re-absorb the blood vessel and eliminate it. You will simply lose your thread veins!

Lasers can remove thread veins using three types of technology. According to the vein’s intensity and diameter, different types of lasers are used. It is detected by measuring the depth and the size of the vessel using a vein gauge. It will then be determined what laser technology and wavelength is appropriate to treat the thread veins.

The treatment for purple, blue, or deep blue thread veins involves long wavelengths. Due to the fact that these provide more consistent heat to the vessel, they can penetrate deeper into the tissue and into greater blood vessels. Blood vessels up to a maximum diameter of 3mm can be treated with these lasers, based on their diameter

The size of the spot should also be considered when treating thread vessels, as it refers to the level of control and the depth of laser penetration. As a matter of fact, there are different points where the laser penetrates. Larger vessels, for instance, need a bigger spot size to allow them to penetrate deeper, while smaller vessels need a smaller spot size to limit penetration.

Do vascular laser treatments take a long time?

A bigger vein requires longer laser pulse durations and longer periods of time before the laser light is absorbed, and the duration of the laser depends on its diameter and size. Pulses lasting about 20-50 milliseconds may be required for veins 0.5 – 1.5 mm in diameter. A thread vein’s intensity and the treatment area will determine the time and effort necessary to eliminate it completely. Individuals may also require more than one session since each is different.

How can I prepare for the treatment?

To avoid skin irritation, please make sure the treatment area is completely dry and clean before the treatment. Creams for tanning, facials, etc. are included. It’s also important to limit sun exposure for at least 4-6 weeks before the treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

The heat used to destroy the tissues and vessels is only used to destroy the thread veins, leaving the rest of the skin intact. Consequently, the affected area might feel slightly tingly and have a feeling of pressure. We will use soothing gel or anaesthetic if you are feeling uncomfortable during treatment. A professional can also speak with you if you are concerned about the sensations during the treatment.

After the treatment, what can I do?

In order to prevent hyperpigmentation following Thread vein removal Nottingham treatment, we advise you to avoid the sun completely and use SPF 30 sunblock for a few days afterwards. Additionally, do not exercise strenuously for 48 hours after your treatment and do not wear compression stockings if your legs were treated.

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