Thread or Spider veins can be formed anywhere on the body, and unlike varicose veins, they are relatively smaller in size. Poor lifestyle (excessive alcohol, smoking, stress), prolonged exposure to the sun and Rosacea (a skin condition that affects the blood vessels) are all possible factors that can contribute to prominent thread and spider veins on the body.
Those with visible thread and spider veins may feel conscious of their appearance and may seem that their skin is prematurely ageing, particularly around the under eye area. Remember, the skin around the under eye area is thin and delicate, making it more susceptible to damage if handled without the correct care. For this reason, there is no one treatment to suit all types of vein problems and your Doctor will advise you on the best treatment for your concerns.
Treatments: Cutera CoolGlide
If you’re looking for a treatment that is directly aimed at treating thread and spider veins under the eyes, then the Cutera CoolGlide may be the best option for you. The Cutera CoolGlide is a special laser which targets treating veins under the eye. The laser gently delivers pulses of light energy to the damaged spider/thread vein around the delicate eye area, which subsequently causes the blood within the vein to thicken. The blood vessel is destroyed, reabsorbed into the body and blood flow is redirected to the deeper veins in the face. Patients often describe the experience during the procedure as a mild stinging sensation. Treatment time is around 15-30 minutes and you can expect to get straight back to your daily routine after treatment.
The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic has over 30 years in the medical sector, treating patients for a wide variety of vein problems, including thread and spider veins. Our thread vein specialists include Marie Narsoomamode RGN, BSc. NMC Reference No: 92A1045E at our London Harley Street clinic.
We specialise in minimally invasive procedures using the latest and most advanced methods available.
To find out more about treatment for thread veins under the eye, please call 0333 920 2471 or use our under eye veins contact form to request a call back.