We all love to see how the experts on Embarrassing Bodies approach people’s concerns. The results are often fantastic and leave the patients they treat feeling more confident and wondering why they didn’t seek help earlier.

One woman was left amazed after her treatment for thread veins. After feeling embarrassed to go without makeup, due to the visible thread veins on her cheeks, nose, and chin, she visited the clinic and was referred to a specialist consultant. The solution? By using a fine probe, he was able to make the thread veins literally disappear in an instant!

Watch the video to see the treatment in action.

What are thread veins and what causes them?

Thread veins (also caused spider veins) are small blood vessels in the skin that have become dilated and visible. They are very common and affect about 80% of adults at some point in life.

Up to 90% of people with thread veins have a family history of them, but there are other factors that increase your risk of developing them including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Your age – they are more common as you get older.
  • Being overweight
  • Hormones – birth control and hormonal treatments for menopause may increase the risk of spider veins because oestrogen can weaken vein valves.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods
  • Sun damage

You are also more likely to suffer from thread veins if you are female.

How can you treat them?

Fortunately, thread veins are easily treatable and the ThermaVein technology that we use to treat thread veins uses a microburst of current through the surface of the skin to trigger a process called Thermocoagulation. This causes the vein walls to collapse and seal, and the thread veins disappear instantly.

It is relatively painless, safe for all skin types and leaves no damage to surrounding tissue.

Find out more about our ThermaVein treatment or book a free consultation.