How to get your legs summer ready – What are Thread veins and how can they be treated?

By April 18, 2017Uncategorized

This week we are talking about how to get your legs summer ready. I know a lot of women (and some men) have thread veins and it is a big reason why people are embarrassed to show off their legs. Lucky for us, thread veins can be treated in time for summer, Dr. Giuseppe Serpieri, our resident Vascular surgeon is here to tell us how…

What are thread veins?

Thread veins the appearance of very small dilated blue or purple veins on your thighs and lower legs. They are less than one millimetre in diameter and usually related to varicose veins.

How can thread veins be treated?

Sclerotherapy or microsclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for little annoying thread veins or spider veins in the legs. This procedure includes injecting a small amount of liquid sclerosant (safe in the correct hands) to the little veins. Sclerotherapy, is an injection therapy that’s a virtually painless and safe procedure. You can have it whenever you want, and after the procedure, you can resume, immediately, all your daily activity, come back to work, or drive, or whatever you want.

When is the best time to have this treatment?

If you want your legs to be thread vein free for the summer, the best time to get the best result is during winter or spring time because this kind of therapy requires time. When I inject a sclerosant, which is an irritating chemical product into the veins, it causes the collapse of the vein, but not the immediate disappearance. Your body needs to reabsorb your veins, and this takes time.

Are there any complications?

Not really, you might get some residual bruising after the injection, but it only takes a few days to fade away. Vein treatments are tricky but with care, knowledge and passion it becomes easier. It is vital to find out the cause of your thread veins before starting your bespoke vein treatment to ensure successful outcome. I always ensure my patients get the best treatment, advice and results and will go the extra mile to ensure that.

Here’s what one of our recent patients had to say about Dr. Giuseppe Serpieri:

‘I have had thread veins for years and would never show my naked legs. I saw Dr. Giuseppe Serpieri for a consultation. He’s very honest and explained the options available. A few weeks later, I saw him again and had the sclerotherapy treatment. It was painless. Dr. Serpieri is amazing. I can now wear my short skirts again and feel 100% summer ready!’

If you’d like to book a consultation with Dr. Serpieri, please drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.