Unwanted thread veins are the unsightly blue, red or purple clusters or webs of superficial, small veins mostly found on the legs. Formally they are called telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities. They are different from varicose veins, as they are very fine and not bulging. The name is interchangeable with thread veins.
Thread veins are caused by abnormal blood circulation, weak vein walls or faulty vein valves.
Factors that contribute to their development are hereditary and like varicose veins women get them more than men may be due to hormonal changes and pregnancy. However there are other factors like standing or sitting for long periods of time, crossing your legs when sitting, weight gain and some medications
Prevention of thread veins
A big part of the prevention and treatment is similar to those for varicose veins.
Treatment at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin
There are various treatments available.
Vitamin K topical creams