Vascular Problems

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.

Treatment Options for Thread Veins Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

Videos in this category

Driving After Leg Vein Treatment

This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj, who discusses when patients should drive following leg vein treatments.

Leg Vein Surgery and Returning To The Workplace

This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj, who discusses returning to the workplace following leg vein surgery.

Exercise After Varicose Vein Surgery

This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj discussing exercise after varicose vein surgery.

Can You Fly After Varicose Vein Surgery?

A video discussion of the issues you may wish to consider prior to flying, following varicose vein treatment.

How To Choose A Private Vein Clinic

This video features Dr Haroun Gajraj; a consultant vascular surgeon, who discusses how to choose a Private Vein Clinic.

Varicose Veins in Men

Varicose Veins in Men

26 August 2013

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.

Can Pregnancy be the Cause of Varicose Veins?

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.

Why choose a VenaSeal (superglue) procedure for the Varicose Veins in your legs?

Dr Haroun Gajraj discusses the main reasons why you should use a VenaSeal procedure for the Varicose Veins in your legs.

The Top 5 Myths about Varicose Veins

Dr Haroun Gajraj discusses the 5 commonest myths about varicose veins

A demonstration of Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA laser) treatment for Varicose Veins

EVLA laser procedure for varicose veins.

The causes and treatment of varicose veins using Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

The causes and treatment of varicose veins ising EVLA

Clarivein treatment for varicose veins

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.

Video illustrating Microsclerotherapy injection of leg thread veins

Dr Gajraj demonstrates a Microsclerotherapy procedure

A video demonstrating how to put on Medical Stockings

Dr Gajraj illustrates how to put on medical stockings.

How is Microsclerotherapy used to treat Thread Veins?

Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates how Microsclerotherapy is used to treat Thread Veins

Can very large varicose veins be removed without leaving surgical scars?

Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates how varicose veins can be removed without leaving surgical scars

What are varicose veins and thread veins and what causes them?

Dr Haroun Gajraj of the VeinCare Centre illustrates the causes of Varicose Veins & Thread Veins