Microsclerotherapy is a gold standard treatment for threads and spider veins. If treated early enough this prevents them from spreading and growing which may make them more difficult to treat.
Thread veins, spider veins and broken veins
Thread veins, spider veins, and broken veins are usually very thin but prominent veins just below the skin surface. They tend to branch off one another and create the appearance of part of a spider’s web hence their common name.
Spider and thread veins usually develop as you age, although pregnancy and hormonal changes can affect and provoke development, because of this, they are more common in women than in men.
Lifestyle factors such as being overweight or employed in a job where long periods are required in a standing position also increase the likelihood of their development.
They most frequently appear on the legs and face, the treatments options for both these locations differ
On the legs the gold standard treatment is Microsclerotherapy. On the face, we use IPL (please see our laser page for more information).