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Leg Thread Veins

Call 0207 043 0748 Dr Joney De Souza Skin and Laser Clinic today and book your complimentary 15 minute consultation or email us at clinic@drjoneydesouza.com

There is often no obvious cause of leg thread veins. They tend to develop as we age and our skin and blood vessels become less elastic. Women are more prone to them than men as they are often triggered by hormonal changes arising through pregnancy and the menopause.

You can also inherit a family tendency to the problem, but other causes can include too much sunbathing, exposure to wind or extreme temperatures, cortico-steroid medicines and radiotherapy. Jobs that involve prolonged standing may aggravate the condition, but they don’t actually cause it.

Although you may not like the look of them, thread veins aren’t dangerous, but they tend to become larger and increase in number over time.

Treatments for Leg Thread Veins

Microsclerotherapy is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of leg thread veins. This is the technique of injecting thread or spider veins with a special substance known as a ‘sclerosant’ that causes swelling in the wall of the vein. If the vein is small enough, the swelling will destroy the vein over several weeks, making it much less noticeable or even invisible.

Another effective treatment can be laser skin thread vein removal with our Cynosure Elite+ laser.

In either case, you will be given a full consultation with Dr Joney De Souza to decide upon the best treatments and solutions available to you.

Call 0207 043 0748 Dr Joney De Souza Skin and Laser Clinic today and book your complimentary 15 minute consultation or email us at clinic@drjoneydesouza.com


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