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What age do you get thread veins?
Thread veins may appear at any age, however, usually develop between 18 and 35 years and often more noticeable between 45 and 60 years.
What areas of the body can you get thread veins?
Thread veins can develop anywhere on the body but are more common on the face, nose, cheeks, and chin. Thread veins on the legs often appear on the upper thigh, around the knee and the ankles.
Why do you get thread veins?
The exact causes of thread veins are not known, but along with genetic factors, heat, alcohol and hormonal changes can act as a trigger.
Can lifestyle or occupation be a cause of thread veins?
People that remain stationary for extended periods of time on a regular basis have reported increased prominence of thread veins.
What is Thermocoagulation?
Thermocoagulation works similarly to a microwave, destroying thread veins quickly and effectively without leaving scarring and pigmentation on the skin. At Dr Newmans Clinic we do not use laser surgery for any skin conditions.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Injection Compression Sclerotherapy is a process where veins are injected with a saline solution. This solution causes swelling in the vein wall and destroys the vein over several weeks. At Dr Newmans Clinic we do not use laser surgery for any skin conditions.
What will remove thread veins is laser treatment has failed?
If laser thread vein treatment has failed, then non-laser treatment could be the answer. At Dr Newmans Clinic we use Thermocoagulation and Sclerotherapy to destroy thread veins without the use of lasers. We’ve seen a considerable number of patients who have had failed laser treatment and not seen the results they wanted. We spend a lot of time correcting unsuccessful thread vein removal procedures.
How long does thread vein treatment take?
Typically, an appointment for thread vein treatment will take up to 30 minutes. Treatments are not usually carried out on the same day as an initial consultation.
How much does thread vein treatment cost?
The consultation fee for thread vein treatment is £135 and is payable when booking your consultation. This payment will secure your appointment and is non-refundable. Cost of treatment is £395.
How do I book a thread vein treatment consultation?
To arrange your consultation, please contact Dr Newmans Clinic on 0203 002 2274, where clinic co-ordinators will be happy to help and answer questions you may have. There are nine clinic locations to choose from; London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds and Bristol. Please be advised that clinics do become fully booked very quickly; for this reason, Dr Newmans Clinic encourages patients to contact us at the earliest convenience to discuss availability.
How many thread vein treatments will I need?
The amount of thread vein treatments needed to achieve the desired results depends on the severity of the area being treated. As a guide, face veins usually require 1-3 treatments, and leg veins require 3-4 treatments. In some cases, treatment for finer facial veins can be carried out during one session. A review session is often conducted once all veins have been treated.
What is the recommended waiting period between thread vein treatments?
Typically, you should leave 6-8 weeks between thread vein treatments.
Are the microwaves used in thread vein treatments safe?
Yes. The microwaves used in thread vein treatments penetrate the tissue approximately 0.5mm - 2mm at the most, which does not adversely affect the body. All appointments are carried out by one of our doctors.
Will the thread vein treatment hurt?
All patients have different pain thresholds, so what may seem painless for some may cause mild discomfort for others. Our patients have informed us that our thermocoagulation treatment is like having a hair pulled out, and is far less painful than laser or IPL treatments.
Leg vein conditions may require Sclerotherapy, where our doctors carefully inject a saline solution into the veins, and light pressure dressings are applied; Sclerotherapy is tolerated very well by the vast majority of patients. For some patients, the treated area may appear red following a treatment, but our doctors will be able to advise at your appointment the period before this redness calms along with any other considerations. Our thread vein treatments are 'walk-in walk-out procedures’.
How can I pay?
Dr Newman’s Clinic accept all major credit and debit cards excluding American Express.
Can I wear makeup on the same day as receiving a thread vein treatment?
Please try to attend your appointments without makeup, although this can, of course, be removed once you arrive at the clinic. Ideally, you should not use makeup for the remainder of the day following facial thread vein treatment. However, makeup but can be applied if necessary.
What to wear to a thread vein appointment?
Thread vein treatments will require you to lie flat on a treatment couch, so please wear clothes that you will feel comfortable in. If you are undergoing Injection Compression Sclerotherapy for leg treatment, it is advisable that you wear trousers or a long skirt to cover the light pressure dressings applied to secure the injected solution.
Can I go in the sun after thread vein treatment?
Going in the sun after thread vein treatment is okay, however it is advisable to wear sun cream if you choose to do so and we always recommend a high factor of sun protection.
Can you have thread vein treatments while pregnant?
Our doctors would be happy to carry out a consultation but would advise against treatment during pregnancy. 6 months after childbirth is the usual amount of time to elapse before undergoing a thread vein treatment.
Does childbirth cause more veins to appear?
Some women do find thread veins may become more prominent after giving birth and often as a direct result of hormonal changes.
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