Q1. What are thread veins?

A1. These are also known as 'spider veins', 'venous flares' and 'broken capillaries'. Thread veins are a network of tiny red or bluish coloured blood vessels which appear near to the surface of the skin.

These capillaries are the smallest of all the blood vessels in the body which, when enlarged, assume the appearance of branches of a tree. They can be easily seen and develop on the face and legs.

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Thread veins FAQs

  1. What are thread veins?
  2. What causes thread veins?
  3. Are there people who are more prone to getting thread veins?
  4. Are there particular jobs which carry a high risk of thread veins?
  5. Is it possible to inherit thread veins?
  6. Are thread veins dangerous?
  7. How do you treat thread veins?
  1. How does laser treatment work?
  2. What is microsclerotherapy?
  3. Can I use a natural remedy to treat my thread veins?
  4. Can you cure thread veins?
  5. Can you prevent thread veins?
  6. Is it possible to develop thread veins and varicose veins?

Guide to Thread Veins

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