Thread veins are often hereditary, but they can also be caused by obesity, hormonal changes (including during pregnancy for example) and trauma to the skin.
But they can also be caused by obesity, hormonal changes (including during pregnancy for example) and trauma to the skin. They are also common among people who have to stand for long periods of time, such as nurses, teachers and beauticians.Thread veins are small blood vessels that can, over-time, develop into larger blood vessels. Leg thread veins can be removed quickly and easily using laser vein removal, leaving your legs smoother and even-toned. Red and blue veins up to 3mm can be treated with the S30 PODYLAS ™ Laser. The end result will be clearer, less defined leg thread veins with benefits seen after just one session.
Whilst many patients don’t require any topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to treatment, some may find the laser vein removal treatment uncomfortable. The laser vein removal works by selectively heating up the superficial vessels, causing the thread vein wall to collapse and restrict the blood flow to the area. This restriction of blood flow through the thread vein is what effectively makes the vessel invisible.
Once treated you will notice that the treated veins disappear as soon as the laser beam is traced over them. It is quite common for some of the thread veins to re-fill again after the first treatment, which is why we recommend 1-3 laser vein removal sessions in total to successfully treat the area.
Laser Leg Vein Removal – FAQs
How long do treatments take?
Treatments can take 20 to 45 minutes or more depending on the treatment area.
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients experience considerable improvement after 1 to 3 treatments depending upon the skin condition and level of treatment. Typically only 2 or 3 sessions are required in most cases.
What should I expect after treatment?
Soon after treatment your skin may appear slightly flushed and swollen. These effects usually subside after a few hours but can in rare cases last a few days.