Telangectasia are the small red or blue unsightly 'spider like' veins which can appear at various sites on the body. They are extremely common and caused by a variety of factors including exposure to ultra violet light, wind and extremes of temperature.
Steroid creams and the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can also induce them.
For genetic reasons, some individuals are more prone to developing thread veins than others and some people are more at risk because they have occupations where they stand for long periods. There is often an inherited component, for example, identical twins often have the same type of thread veins in the same areas of the body. If your parents have had thread veins you can blame them.
The Cottage Surgery have historically used two main methods to treat thread veins - Veinwave™ and NLite V Laser therapy. Recent investment in a third laser means that they can treat a wider range of vein size and diameter. Highly trained staff can offer a combination of therapies in order to achieve the best possible results.
To arrange a confidential, friendly consultation that is totally free and without obligation or to receive a Patient Guide, fully explaining the process, please contact us on 01384 940494 or via our website email service.