Otherwise known as spider veins, thread veins are tiny blood vessels that are running too close to the surface of your skin. This makes the veins visible through the skin and often times makes parts of the legs, arms, or face unsightly. If left untreated, thread veins have the potential to spread and become larger over time.
Cause of Thread Veins
There is no exact reason why thread veins are caused, however, we do know that thread veins occur because of changes to your circulatory system. The little blue and red lines will most commonly occur after a pregnancy, aging skin, hormonal changes associated with menopause, prolonged standing, and in some cases it can be hereditary.
Although thread veins are not physically dangerous, the visibility of them should not be taken lightly. Visible changes to your circulatory system could mean serious illnesses and disorders in the future. Some problems include blood clots, ulcers, deep vein thrombosis and more.
Thread Vein Treatment
There are several options when it comes to treating thread veins. Some of the most common methods are laser therapy and sclerotherapy.
Laser Therapy: By using short bursts of a laser light, smaller blood vessels are destroyed and made to be no longer visible.
Sclerotherapy: Bigger veins will require sclerotherapy treatment. Using a tiny needle, a sclerosant solution is injected into the veins. The solution will cause the vein to shrink and eventually disappear.
Cost of Vein Treatments
First it is important to know that the cost of treatment vary and that each treatment is specialized to your needs. Depending on the state of your veins, whether they be thin/fine, spread, wide or large, whatever the variant, the price will differ. To understand price and treat your symptoms it is best to describe your condition and always feel free to ask questions about your treatment options.