Leg thread veins occur when a valve inside a vein stops working properly. Our veins carry blood to the heart and to stop blood flowing backwards, veins have a one-way valve that closes once the blood has passed through. If the valve is damaged or weakened, it could mean that the blood struggles to flow in the correct direction which then causes a small pool inside the vein. This causes the vein to branch out causing the thread vein.
Many people who suffer from leg thread veins will find it is genetic. This condition is also found more commonly in women than in men. Also as we age, valves become weaker, so we are more likely to develop leg thread veins. Being overweight can also be a cause, as extra pressure is placed on the legs. Pregnancy can also be a cause due to increased blood moving through the body as well as the extra weight placed on the legs. Also if you sit or stand for extended periods, your heart has to work harder to pump blood in the right direction. Hormones can also have an effect, for example, birth control, as well as menopause, can be a cause, as estrogen can weaken vein valves.
Laser vein removal is a very popular treatment, thanks to its quick results and no down time. NdYaG Laser breaks down unwanted veins using brief pulses of laser light. This process is called photothermolysis, where light heats up the veins very quickly causing them to collapse in on themselves.
Laser Vein Removal is safe on almost all skin types. We Carry out a thorough consultation to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
Depending on the size and number of thread veins, this will differ. We often find that some clients see results after one treatment, whereas others will need a course of three to see optimum results. Treatments are carried out at 4-week internals, so plan for the treatment to take around three months.