Thread Veins and Spider Veins

Thread Veins, Spider Veins, blood spots are more common as we get older, becoming more obvious after mid-life, when the skin becomes thinner and starts to noticeably lose its elasticity. Young people can also have.

 

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Showing large spider vein network before treatment of main spider vein

 

Thread veins and spider veins

These are easily treated at Inskin using diathermy or a combination of diathermy and galvanic current which coagulates the blood. This is a heat based treatment via a small probe which either cauterises or coagulates the capillary causing the vessel to close resulting in removal of the thread vein.  Results can be immediate.

What causes thread veins and spider veins? (Telangectasia)

There are so many causes of unsightly thread veins, here is list of just a few of them:
Acne rosacea, Aging, Excessive alcohol, Allergies such as hay fever), Birth marks, Chemotherapy, Circulatory disorders, Diabetes, Comedone extraction, Fragility of the skin, Hormones, Hereditary, Harsh exfoliation, High blood pressure, Menopause, Physical trauma, Pregnancy and childbirth, Rosacea, Smoking, Extreme temperature changes, Harsh weather, General wear and tear (such as spectacle wearing) and many more.
What causes thread veins? (Telangectasia)

Thread veins and spider veins can be found on the legs and face (usually on the cheeks and around or on the nose) as we age. They are blood capillaries that have become permanently distended and dilated – or occasionally broken. Minor veins and vessels have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict. Sometimes as we get older these blood vessels lose their elasticity and can become permanently dilated leading to thread veins. Normally, these tiny veins and blood vessels in the skin are invisible. Once permanently dilated, the blood is trapped and shows through as a thread vein. The treatment we use permanently closes down these tiny blood vessels causing the thread veins. A sterile disposable probe is inserted along the line of the capillary and a heat sensation like a tiny pin prick is felt. It is not uncomfortable and fantastic results are achieved immediately.

When treating spider veins, we would use a combination of diathermy and thermocoagulation and concentrate on the centre of source of the spider vein and then “mop up” the remainder of the spider vein (legs).

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Main thread vein removed at the time of treatment

Blood Spots

Campbell De Morgan or blood spots are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin. They are dome shaped or slightly raised. Blood spots are commonly found on the midriff front or back. Most people over the age of 30 have at least one blood spot or Campbell de Morgan Spot. They all start out as tiny pin-prick in size, but often continue to grow and can become quite raised and noticeable.

These are easily treated using diathermy which is a heat based treatment via a small probe that cauterises the blood spot which will then either scab and slough off or disappear immediately depending on the size.

The bright red or purple colour appearance of blood spots or Campbell de Morgan Spots is the result of tiny capillaries at the skin’s surface clustering together and dilating. They are not harmful in any way, and are considered a benign skin growth . Blood spots are not painful, but some are prone to bleeding when scratched or bruised. People may want them removed simply because they find them annoying or unsightly. From a purely medical perspective they don’t require removal unless they’re prone to frequent bleeding. 

In some cases blood spots do enlarge past their normal size mentioned. In these cases, if you notice growth of a blood spot it may be a good idea to have it removed. Sometimes doctors may perform a biopsy just to be certain that the spot is indeed a harmless angioma. This is often unnecessary since they are well recognized by the medical community. Larger Campbell de Morgan Spots may require a second treatment a few weeks after the first. For this reason alone is it better to get them treated whilst they are small, quickly and easily treated.  Blood spots develop as we age

 What causes Blood Spots?

It’s not really known what causes Campbell de Morgan Spots, though it is believed they simply represent one of the ageing factors of our skin. They occur equally in both men and women, and tend to occur more often as we age. Some people seem more prone to getting blood Spots than others, suggesting that certain skin types or population groups may be more prone to them.  Fortunately, to most people Campbell de Morgan Spots do not pose any harmful threat. Blood spots do not indicate skin cancer, and they usually don’t require any type of treatment. However, as with any skin growth, if you are concerned then you should definitely have them examined to rule out more harmful skin conditions.

 

Prices

  • 30 minute session slot with 15 minute treatment time £70
  • 45 minute session slot with 30 minute treatment time £120
  • 1hr session slot with 45 minute treatment time £170