Telangiecstasia Varicose Veins
Also known as thread veins or spider veins, Telangiecstasia varicose veins are a type of superficial, harmless varicose vein that appear on the face and legs. Any vein in your body can become swollen, and therefore varicose, but what differentiates telangiecstasia varicose veins is that they will appear in the form of little blue and red clumps of veins and are nowhere near as severe looking as the harsher varicose veins though they can still be pretty unsightly. They’re not a cause for alarm although they may make the legs ache from time to time. Whilst some forms of varicose veins are known to bulge under the skin telangiecstasia does not count this amongst its symptoms. However, some people will be very unhappy with the appearance of the thread veins and choose to get something done about it. In those cases a micro injection is used known as Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical into the veins to make them shrivel and fade. T he treatment is not necessarily permanent and is conducted under a local anaesthetic. Whilst
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