What is thread vein treatment?
Thread veins are very fine veins that are often visible on the cheeks, nose and legs. They are very common, and can be red, blue or purple in color. If you have thread veins that you are very conscious of, and would like clearer skin, there are a number of options available to treat them.
Laser treatment is often used to treat thread veins on the face. The veins absorb the laser light and are destroyed.
Sclerotherapy is usually used to treat thread veins on the body and legs. The veins are injected with a chemical using a very fine needle. This chemical makes the walls of the veins stick together and gradually disperse.
These treatments can be very effective, but as it takes time for the veins to break down, it may be a few weeks before the results are fully apparent. A course of treatment may be recommended to achieve the best results.