Thread veins or 'spider veins' or 'broken veins' are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, in form of lines. The medical term for them is telangiectasia. Usually shown on the face, around nose, on your cheeks, chin etc.
- Laser treatment
The diode laser treatment works by heating the blood in the thread veins, causing the wall of the thread veins to collapse and be absorbed by the body. Laser treatment requires no anaesthesia and normal activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment. Laser vein treatment does not require needles or injections and it selectively targets blood vessels while sparing the normal skin structure.
Electrolysis uses small current of electricity to cauterise the problem area on the skin & remove red veins without leaving a scar. Thread veins can be treated by applying an extremely small current beneath the skin at the affected area. The current is supplied by means of a fine needle, and effectively cauterises thread veins.