Thread veins, Telangiectasia, Reticular Veins and Spider Veins
Unsightly vein blemishes
Veins visible on the surface of the skin can be unsightly, rarely they may burn or itch. They are common and as such, may be associated with underlying abnormal vein function (see the page on Varicose Veins).
If not associated with underlying vein problems treatment by injection is currently the gold standard.
Typical Thread Vein / Telangiectasia
Unsightly, and occasionally they can burn and itch.
Walk In Walk Out (WIWO) treatment available.
Please note that a full initial assessment consisting of a clinical consultaion and Duplex scan, is essential prior to any treatment.
Full assessment is essential because underlying vein problems can lead to treatment failure and early recurrence.
Mr Fligelstone is a member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS) and recommends that in addition to reading the Microsclerotherapy Information sheet, please access the additional high quality information regarding microsclerotherapy on the BAS website, by clicking the button below.
This has a very helpful video of how to apply compression hosiery.
Microsclerotherapy - injection of a dilute sclerosant via a very fine needle
The injection empties and seals the vein. Redness is followed by fading over several weeks. There is a small risk of blushing around the injection sites.
Several treatments may be necesary.
Occasionally small dark red marks may occur at the injection site, due to blood leaking into the tissues, if they do not fade, they can easily be treated by laser treatment.
The majority of patients do not experience difficulties and are happy with the improvement.