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Five thread vein myths exposed

Five thread vein myths exposed

September 17, 2015

Five thread vein myths exposed

For those of us prone to thread veins or spider veins it can be quite distressing.

However, sadly, the fact is up to 3 in 10 adults can be affected by them. Small and twisted in appearance, the red veins may also be purple, or blue, and are most commonly found on the legs or face. They can often be unsightly and affect confidence.

Thread veins can be caused by a number of different factors, often genetic, but experts here at Dr Newmans Clinic have talked to patients who have previously believed many sorts of myths.

Dr Peter Finigan, Medical Director at Dr Newmans Clinic said, “Here at Dr Newmans Clinic, our experts often find themselves having to dispel myths surrounding thread veins due to many common misconceptions.”

Below are five common myths about thread veins and spider veins exposed.

Myth #1: Thread vein removal and spider vein removal is painful – Not true!
Dr Newmans Clinic specialise in the treatment of facial veins and after years of training and experience, using our doctors’ knowledge and expertise, we have created powerful and progressive new treatments, that are non-invasive and virtually pain free.

Myth #2: Treatment of veins causes scarring – Not true!
Specialist doctors at Dr Newmans Clinic treat and remove thread veins with a unique form of Thermocoagulation, which utilises microwave technology to destroy veins without any trace of scarring or pigmentation.

Myth #3: Veins can return after treatment – Not true!
Sometimes the area around where the veins were treated can be red, but this will fade after a short period of time, and the problem veins will be eradicated, once the full course of treatment outlined by the Doctor has been completed.

Myth #4: Crossing your legs too much can result in thread veins – Not true!
Sitting down and crossing your legs won’t cause thread veins or spider veins, but standing may. “Pronounced veins often crop up on people who have jobs that require them to be on their feet a lot,” says Dr Peter Finigan.

Myth #5: If not treated, spider veins can turn into varicose veins – Not true!
Spider veins and varicose veins are two completely different conditions. Varicose veins occur when valves in the body malfunction to cause large, painful bulging veins, most commonly found on the legs, which if left untreated, unlike thread veins, can cause permanent skin damage.

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