Get your legs prepped for summer
You are probably sat in your woolly tights or jeans not even thinking about the status of your legs and unfortunately often we don’t… until it’s too late.
The first warm day of spring arrives and you go to bare your legs when you come face to face with those veins which you forgot about since hiding them away last year.
This year, why not get ahead of the game and consider getting treatment now, so your legs are ready for the big reveal once the sun shows its face again.
What vein do I have and what treatment do I need?
Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin. They look like thin red or purple curvy lines under the skin. They are also called Spider Veins, Broken Veins or Telangiectasia
There is no real cause for these; as we age our skin and blood vessels lose elasticity or when women have hormonal changes during Pregnancy or the Menopause it can stimulate their development. Other causes include sun exposure, certain medicines and exposure to extreme temperatures.
It’s actually a myth that standing up for long periods of time causes leg veins, although it does aggravate the condition so it is best to avoid this if you know you may be prone to getting them.
So how can I treat Thread Veins?
Thread veins can successfully be treated with Sclerotherapy.
Advanced Electrolysis is also a successful treatment for small red thread veins on the face rather than the legs. Electrolysis generally is not used for Thread veins on the legs as they tend to be larger than 4mm.
What about my Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large red, blue or even flesh coloured veins that are often swollen and raised above the surface of the skin.
They are caused by nerves within the veins being weak or damaged which can cause blood to leak back into the veins and collect there resulting in the vein becoming bigger.
If you have varicose veins we will not be able to treat them with Sclerotherapy. Small varicose veins are sometimes treated in this way, but varicose veins treated by Sclerotherapy are most likely to recur.
If you have Varicose veins they often require surgery, so we would always recommend that you visit your GP.
Follow our top 10 tips for preventing thread and varicose veins. These are also helpful tips for those who have had Sclerotherapy treatment and want to reduce the risks of the veins forming again.
If you are unsure which treatment or even what veins you have, then we suggest coming in for a free consultation with one of our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioners, Mel or Ruth. We will be able to properly discuss the best course of treatment for you and potential results.
If you would like to find out more information on Sclerotherapy or would like to book a consultation please give the team a call on 01844 318559 or fill out the contact form and one of the team will be in touch.