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					Thread veins also known as spider veins or thread varicose veins are those thin blue
鈥渟 pidery 鈥?lines that show up seemingly out of nowhere on the face, nose, and
most particularly the legs. Whether you refer to them as spider veins, thread veins, or
thread varicose veins, they are all the same condition. Small blood vessels just below
the skin 鈥檚 surface become enlarged to the point that they become visible beneath
the skin. Thread veins may appear blue, purple, or slightly reddish and may branch
out like the limbs of a tree.
  What Causes Thread Veins?
  Thread veins can be caused by a number of factors such as sun exposure, hormonal
changes that come with menopause, and hereditary factors. Thread veins are related to
varicose veins in that they can be caused by venous insufficiency much like varicose
veins. Veins carry blood from the legs back to the heart. Veins have a single way valve
that keeps the blood flowing in the right direction. As we humans we spend a fair
amount of time standing and walking upright, blood trying to overcome the forces of
gravity may flow back against the one-way valve and pool or collect in the veins. This
back-flow is what causes the swelling and bulging of varicose veins. These swollen
veins in turn can put pressure on the smaller capillaries nearer the skin 鈥檚 surface
and cause the appearance of thread veins. Thread veins can become apparent even
without the obvious outward appearance of larger varicose veins.
  Pregnancy can also cause thread veins, not only because of the hormonal changes
brought on by pregnancy, but the additional weight and pressure that is put on the legs.
So too can obesity lead to thread veins.
  Thread veins are most common in the legs, but they do appear in other places. The
next most common place for thread veins to make their unsightly appearance is
unfortunately the face. When thread veins do appear on the face, they are most likely
the result of a condition called Rosacea. It is a quite common condition among the UK
population; Rosacea affects 1 in 10 women between the ages of 30-50. Those with fair
skin and those who are prone to blushing easily are more likely to have Rosacea.
  Treatments for Thread Veins
  While thread veins are a rare cause for medical concern, from a cosmetic point of
view they can be embarrassing. Thread veins can be prevalent on women as young as
in their mid 20 鈥檚. Some of these women are under the impression that they can
cover up thread veins by getting a deep tan while sunbathing. No they are absolutely
wrong; Sun exposure can actually make thread veins more apparent. Laser treatment
is a highly effective method of treating thread veins.
  Laser Treatments for Thread Veins
  A newer technique for treating thread veins is the use of lasers such as pulsed lasers,
also called Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). EVLT is highly effective in treating
thread varicose veins, but it is a relatively new procedure and not practiced in all parts
of the UK. Below methods may help you minimize the risk of developing Thread
Veins 鈥 ?Regular exercise of the legs 鈥 ?Maintaining healthy weight 鈥 ?Not
standing or sitting in one position for extended periods of time 鈥?Yoga 鈥?Wearing
support hose 鈥?Keeping legs elevated when lying down
  Andy Rebeca is passionate about skin care and freelance journalist. Currently
working with Cheshire Cosmetic Ltd . Cheshire Cosmetic are specialized for rosacea
and thread veins removal treatment in Cheshire