What are thread veins?

Thread veins, also known as spider veins, are networks of small, damaged veins that appear red or blue in colour on our legs and feet. They are usually painless but may sometimes cause an itching or burning sensation.

If you have thread / spider veins, it is important to have your legs and feet examined properly, including a non-invasive duplex ultrasound scan, before treatment. This is because thread veins are often associated with hidden varicose veins. As a result, finding and treating varicose veins makes treating thread veins much more effective.

Leg Ulcers consultant Mr Hosaam Nasr
Thread vein consultant Mr Hosaam Nasr

What are thread veins?

Thread veins, also known as spider veins, are networks of small, damaged veins that appear red or blue in colour on our legs and feet. They are usually painless but may sometimes cause an itching or burning sensation.

If you have thread / spider veins, it is important to have your legs and feet examined properly, including a non-invasive duplex ultrasound scan, before treatment. This is because thread veins are often associated with hidden varicose veins. As a result, finding and treating varicose veins makes treating thread veins much more effective.

What causes thread veins?

Thread veins in the legs and feet occur when the one-way valves in our veins stop working properly. Blood usually travels up through these valves towards our heart, but in damaged or weakened veins, it travels backwards and pools.

What thread vein treatments do you offer?

Our expert vascular consultants offer highly effective, minimally invasive, walk-in-walk-out treatments for thread veins and varicose veins. We use award-winning procedures including Microsclerotherapy to treat your veins with minimal pain and recovery time.

Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham
Thread vein removal consultation at Premier Veins, Birmingham