Thread veins (also known as spider veins or telangiectasia) of the legs is a common problem, particularly affecting women. Small purple or red veins can form anywhere on the leg, from the top of the thigh to the ankle. While these thread veins do not pose any major health problems, they may cause discomfort.
Many people who have thread veins find them unsightly and embarrassing, and often attempt to conceal them with clothing or resort to cosmetic cover-ups, the results of which are often disappointing. Today a simple treatment called Thread Vein Removal is successfully being used to correct unwanted thread veins of the legs.
Thread Vein Removal is a procedure in which a physician, using a syringe with a tiny needle, injects a small amount of a special solution directly into the thread vein. The solution displaces the blood within the vein, making it blanch or turn white. The solution then causes the vessel to become irritated and to close shut, preventing the blood from re-entering the vein. The thread veins will gradually fade and within two to eight weeks following treatment some completely disappear. However, some areas may require several injections to achieve optimum results. Following each treatment the physician may suggest the wearing of medium support tights for approximately one week.
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