Your No-Nonsense Guide to Removing Thread Veins

Clare McLoughlin
By Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience.

Thread veins or ‘spider veins’ can impact your confidence. They may leave you unwilling to wear shorts or skirts in the summer, potentially stopping you from living your life to the fullest! However, you are not alone –  almost half of all adults suffer from telangiectasia (thread or spider veins) and there are treatments that focus specifically on thread vein removal.

How you feel about your skin and your confidence can have a huge impact on the rest of your life. With thread vein removal, you do not have to give up your favourite activities because of a fear of revealing your thread veins.

Read on to learn more...

What Causes A Thread Vein To Appear? 

Thread veins are small, impaired veins that usually appear on the surface of the legs and face.

Whilst thread veins are not usually painful or harmful to the rest of the body, they can be unsightly and damaging to your self-confidence. 

As we age, the valves in our veins can stop working properly. As these valves weaken, or they become damaged, blood can begin to pool inside them. The flawed veins then branch out, resulting in thread veins.

What Causes A Thread Vein To Appear?

Are Thread Veins Dangerous If Left Untreated? 

Thread veins are in the same family as varicose veins. Varicose veins are larger, more pronounced veins that are swollen and twisted, making them bulge. Varicose veins can cause serious health problems such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms. 

Thread veins, on the other hand, are smaller clusters of veins that do not bulge out of the skin and with modern thread vein removal techniques, are surprisingly easy to treat. They do not pose a threat and should not be painful, but if you are concerned that you have developed varicose veins, the NHS recommends that you speak to your GP. 

How to treat thread veins?

How Do You Remove Thread Veins?

At Appearance Based Medicine, I offer sclerotherapy treatment and shortwave diathermy for thread vein removal. These procedures will allow me to restore your skin to its natural beauty and restore your confidence.

I am always happy to discuss your suitability for thread vein removal treatment.

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some thread vein and sclerotherapy treatment FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the thread vein and sclerotherapy treatment questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited thread vein and sclerotherapy clinics in your area.

Many thanks to the author of this blog Clare McLoughlin who founded Appearance Based Medicine in 2004, driven by a desire to provide advanced facial rejuvenation solutions and aesthetic treatments to patients in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

People choose Appearance Based Medicine because of the top-quality and personable service that they receive, and always leave the clinic with a welcome boost to both their inner confidence and outer radiance. 

Call Clare McLoughlin now on 01628 303 020 or visit

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