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Thread Veins

Thread veins can be a an indirect sign of underlying venous insufficiency

Thread veins are usually harmless, though, like varicose veins, they can sometimes ache and can cause burning or pain, especially if you are on your feet for a long time.


They are sometimes referred to as spider veins or telangiectasias, they are veins that appear on the surface of the skin around the face or the legs.


They generally appear in small groups of veins on the surface of the skin and look quite different from varicose veins which tend to bulge on the outside of the skin although they can both ache or itch.

The thread vein removal procedures that we offer at Anglia Vein Clinic are all safe alternatives to invasive surgeries. Our services are tailored to meet patients’ expectations and are aimed at providing comfort and convenience. We prioritize patients’ satisfaction above all.


Our prompt and easy-to-understand medical procedures help patients feel comfortable throughout the thread vein removal process. Also, we make sure that our patients recover fast, without having to face any complications from the thread veins treatment method

Here at Anglia Vein Clinic, we have two main treatment options:


During this procedure, your surgeon will inject a sclerosant solution into the thread vein using microscopic needles. This damages the inside of the vein and helps it to close. The blood then re-routes to healthier veins inside the leg. After a few weeks, the veins will fade although the veins may need to be treated more than once.

Laser Treatment 

Laser therapy is excellent for spider & thread veins. It sends intense bursts of energy to the vein where they close and disappear.  Side effects can include redness, swelling, and blanching of the skin in the treated area.

You will not require anaesthesia and can resume your normal activities the next day. Sometimes you can get swelling, itching, and colour changes on the skin although they should only be temporary.

Thread veins: An array of treatments can provide an aesthetically pleasing outcome
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