Untitled design (6)A health article in the Daily Mail reports that 70% of women over the age of 70 suffer from at least one thread vein. Thread veins are spidery red veins that can be undesirable in appearance, particularly when on noticeable parts of the body such as the face.

Their undesirability stems largely from the fact that the emergence of thread veins is heavily associated with reaching old age. Eliminating thread veins can, therefore, grant you a youthful vitality and knock years off your appearance.

Thread vein removal treatment is simple and safe. Treatment duration, however, varies between individuals – if you’re hoping for clearer skin before the Christmas period, you may wish to consider booking your appointment soon!

What causes thread veins?

There are a number of reasons for which thread veins might appear. They may be caused by sun exposure or skin trauma and can appear during pregnancy or as a side effect of using medicine that widens the blood vessels. For others, thread veins are simply inherited as a product of their genes.

How thread veins are treated using IPL and Microsclerotherapy

IPL stands for ‘Intense Pulsed Light Treatment’ – a treatment that involves emitting light-waves which penetrate your skin and break down the red blood cells in your thread veins, thus reducing their prominence. Treatment doesn’t take long, but please be aware that you may experience some redness in the treated area for a few hours afterwards.

Alternatively, you might find microsclerotherapy a more appropriate treatment. This involves injecting a sclerosing drug into your veins to stop blood flowing through them. Their walls then collapse, meaning they no longer function as veins.

Why is autumn a good time to treat my thread veins?

Results don’t happen overnight, and because they depend on your skin boosting your natural collagen levels, it can take 4-6 weeks until they are visible. However, once your thread veins are no longer visible, they should remain this way for a long time. All that will be required to maintain these results is 1 or 2 top-up treatments per year.

If you’d like your skin to look clearer in time for the winter season, it might be time to consider booking your treatment at The Private Skin Laser Clinic in London. Our practitioners offer an initial assessment at which they will recommend the best treatment for you before explaining the procedure and answering any questions that you might have. We’ll also help you prepare for the procedure and outline the results that you can expect to see afterwards. By removing unsightly thread veins, we hope to renew your confidence in your own appearance.