Treatment for spider veins on thighs with Sclerotherapy, administered by a qualified doctor at Dr. Newmans Clinic
Spider veins on thighs, also known as thread veins on thighs in some cases can have more than just a cosmetic impact. Although rare, there is a chance that spider veins on thighs can lead to some discomfort, but there are minimally-invasive treatments available that can effectively eliminate or fade thread veins in thighs.
Spider veins on the thighs are small, visible blood vessels that appear near the surface of the skin in the thigh area. These veins often have a branching or web-like pattern and can vary in colour, typically appearing as red, blue, or purple lines or clusters. Spider veins on the thighs are a type of superficial vein condition and are generally considered a cosmetic concern rather than a medical issue, but here at Dr. Newmans Clinic, we have several treatment options available to reduce the appearance of thread veins on thighs.
There are many different reasons why you may have visible spider veins on your thighs, the reasons vary from genetics to lifestyle choices and can heavily depend on other factors such as your age and medical conditions.
Having a family history of spider veins or other vascular conditions can increase the likelihood of developing them.
As we age, the skin and blood vessels naturally lose some of their elasticity, making veins more prone to becoming visible through thinner skin. As we get older, our skin and blood vessels lose some of their elasticity, making veins more likely to become visible through thinner skin.
The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight can damage the collagen and elastin in the skin, which can weaken the walls of blood vessels and make them more visible.
InjuryInjuries or trauma to the thigh area can damage blood vessels and lead to spider veins becoming more visible.
Hormonal fluctuations, particularly in women, can contribute to the development of spider veins. This is especially common during pregnancy, menopause, and certain hormonal treatments.
Conditions such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and vascular disorders can increase the risk of developing spider veins in the thigh area.
Prolonged Standing or Sitting
People who have jobs or hobbies that require them to sit or stand for long periods of time are at an increased risk of developing thread veins. This is because prolonged immobility can slow down blood flow and increase the pressure on the veins, making them more visible.
What causes thread veins to develop on the thighs?
Several factors such as your genetics, hormonal changes, exposure to the sun, ageing, obesity, and certain medical conditions can contribute to the development of thread veins on the thighs.
What treatment options are available for thread vein removal on the thighs?
Treatment options include sclerotherapy and Veinwave technology, both minimally invasive procedures. Book a consultation with us to help determine the most suitable approach for your specific case.
How long does treatment for thread veins on thighs take?
Treatment sessions can vary based on the method used, but Veinwave therapy and sclerotherapy typically takes around 30 minutes.
Is thread vein removal on the thighs painful?
Most treatments are well-tolerated and involve minimal discomfort. We use numbing techniques to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Treatment has been described as similar to a vaccination or hair being pulled.
Are the results of spider veins on thighs treatment permanent?
Treatment to remove spider veins is effective, however there is a chance that new ones can develop over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and using sun protection can help prolong the results, and reduce the risk of new thread veins appearing.
How many sessions are needed for noticeable results for removing spider veins on thighs?
The number of sessions required to remove spider veins on thighs depends on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment. Multiple sessions might be necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.
At Dr. Newmans Clinic, we use innovative and non-invasive methods for the removal of thread veins on thighs. We have two treatment options available, which can be used separately or together, depending on the severity of spider veins.
Treating spider veins on thighs with Injection Compression Sclerotherapy
Our most common treatment is Micro Sclerotherapy. This technique involves injecting a saline solution into thread veins, prompting controlled swelling within the vein wall. Gradually, over a span of a few weeks, this process effectively removes the vein, meaning the spider-like appearance is reduced.
Treating spider veins on thighs with Veinwave technology
For finer veins, a procedure called Veinwave, which is a heat process, may be the preferred treatment. Veinwave technology is often used over traditional laser therapy, as laser (or IPL) has the potential to cause scarring or pigmentation problems on the treatment area. Veinwave is a safe and highly successful spider vein treatment option, with the ability to deliver instant results leaving patients with noticeably reduced thread veins on thighs.
Often, a combination of both thread vein treatments may be recommended under the guidance of our thread vein experts, and both treatments are quick and safe options for removing spider veins on thighs.
1. Contact us today to book an initial consultation at one of our clinics to meet with one of our specialist doctors. We’ll make sure you fully understand the options available to you and answer any questions you may have. We will need to assess the areas of concern using polarised light, so that we are able to determine the size and depth of your thread veins and advise how much treatment is recommended.
2. After discussing the treatment options available for you, we’ll get your spider veins on thighs treatment booked in with us.
3. At your treatment appointment, we’ll apply a local anaesthetic to the treatment area to minimise any discomfort. We will treat spider veins with our specialist treatment, Veinwave or Sclerotherapy, both pain-free, effective ways of removing thread veins on thighs. The treatment appointment should only take around 30 minutes.
4. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your veins and make sure they are healing properly. Depending on the severity and number of spider veins being treated, you may need to come back for additional treatment sessions.
Dr. Newmans offers treatment to treat thread veins on thighs across the UK. Get in touch with us if you want to book your consultation, or if you have any questions that need answering.
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