Spider veins, also known as thread veins, are fine blood vessels which become visible under the skin of sufferers. They can be red, blue or purple in appearance and can be found on various areas of the body, most commonly on the legs and face. They are not harmful to health but can increase in size over time as the effects of ageing take hold. Those who have thread veins may also suffer from varicose veins but it is not clear why thread veins themselves appear. Having them removed is not a permanent solution and treatments may have to be administered every few years to keep them at bay so many often choose to cover them up instead. However, those who have excessive thread veins may opt for a laser treatment which beams light at the veins closing them off. This can reduce their appearance for some time. If seeking this type of treatment it is best to consult a GP or other medical professional before going ahead. This will reduce the potential risks involved with cosmetic treatments like spider vein removal.
The potential risks of spider vein removal
Although every cosmetic treatment carries some element of risk, these should be explained to you by a medical professional before you decide to undergo the treatment. The risks are minimised by using a dermatologist or dermatological surgeon. Side-effects may include the temporary appearance of red veins, inflammation or tingling in the affected area and discolouration of the skin. The extreme effects are rare but may include ulcers or infections at the site of treatment. If you feel that you have suffered an adverse effect of treatment due to improper advice before or after the procedure or you have suffered a botched treatment, you may be able to make a claim. Where there is evidence of negligence Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your compensation claim.
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