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Thread Veins – What Lies Beneath?

August 22, 2018


Thread veins are the very fine, red veins that can occur on the surface of the lower or upper leg. They are also referred to as broken veins or spider veins. Thread veins are very common, affecting around 80% of both men and women at some point in life and they are usually associated with underlying vein problems.

Although many people believe they are a cosmetic issue, they are very often an indicator of a hidden varicose veins loitering underneath and, if left untreated, the thread veins will remain and may even continue to increase in number and size.

If you do have thread veins we recommend having a duplex ultrasound scan. At The Whiteley Clinic our scans are performed by specialist sonographers who have experience in looking for hidden Varicose Veins. The scan can take up to an hour and this can help achieve an accurate diagnosis.

At The Whiteley Clinic we recommend Microsclerotherapy to treat Thread Veins. Around 80% of patients report an ‘excellent result’ when the treatment has been completed, with a further 15% of patients reporting ‘good improvement’ in the visible signs.

To book a consultation and to find out more about The Whiteley Protocol® please call 0330 058 1850 or email info@thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk

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