Thread veins are very common in both men and women. Medically referred to as telangiectasia, they are tiny blood vessels within the dermis. They are visible as they have become dilated, and they can grow bigger over time.
Why do you get thread veins?
Thread veins can occur for a variety of reasons, though they tend to be genetic. There is also evidence to suggest that they can develop due to underlying varicose veins. If varicose veins are the cause, it is essential to get them treated. Leaving varicose veins untreated can lead to serious complications, such as blood clots.
For the most part, however, thread veins are harmless and develop naturally through the ageing process.
What areas of the body can you get thread veins?
Thread veins can occur anywhere on the body, but they are more prevalent in the legs and face. If they occur in the legs, they can cause symptoms such as itching and a burning pain.
They are generally easy to treat, and modern techniques produce excellent results.
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