Thread veins, also called spider or broken veins are usually present very near to the surface of the skin. They are red, blue, or purple in colour, and are less than 1mm to 2 mm in diameter, unlike much larger, deeper varicose veins. Anyone can suffer with thread veins, and they can appear on any part of the body. A variety of options, including using heat generating technologies such as light and electrical currents have been developed to treat thread veins, along with the refinement of techniques originally designed for treating larger vascular problems.
Traditional treatment for venous reflux or varicose veins is ligation or tying of the veins and stripping them from the leg. As well as being painful, this also leads to the veins growing back again in the majority of cases and is not considered the best option for treatment nowadays. Other options involving lasers and sclerosant injections are used.
This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj, who discusses when patients should drive following leg vein treatments.
This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj, who discusses returning to the workplace following leg vein surgery.
This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj discussing exercise after varicose vein surgery.
A video discussion of the issues you may wish to consider prior to flying, following varicose vein treatment.
This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj; a consultant vascular surgeon, who discusses how to choose a Private Vein Clinic.
A video interview with a man, who despite regular exercise, developed varicose veins and his views on the treatment he undertook to alleviate the problem.
Dr Haroun Gajraj discusses the changes to the female body during pregnancy and the fact that pregnancy does not cause the varicose veins and thread veins that many women initially notice during this time.
Dr Haroun Gajraj discusses the main reasons why you should use a VenaSeal procedure for the Varicose Veins in your legs.
Dr Haroun Gajraj discusses the 5 commonest myths about varicose veins
EVLA laser procedure for varicose veins.
The causes and treatment of varicose veins ising EVLA
Video discussing and demonstrating Clarivein. Mr Eddie Chaloner and Mr Aaron Sweeney, consultant vascular surgeons, were the first surgeons in the UK to offer this innovative new procedure for treating varicose veins.
Dr Gajraj demonstrates a Microsclerotherapy procedure
Dr Gajraj illustrates how to put on medical stockings.
Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates how Microsclerotherapy is used to treat Thread Veins
Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates how varicose veins can be removed without leaving surgical scars
Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates the causes of Varicose Veins & Thread Veins