Very often thread veins that appear on the inner thigh or on the inner or outer calf have an underlying cause which may be a hidden deeper varicose vein and the appearance of the thread veins may be as a consequence to a “volcano” effect from the varicose vein. In these scenarios any treatment of the thread veins without addressing the underlying varicose vein cause often leads to disappointing results. This volcano effect may be the case in more than 80% of cases. In these cases a vein screening or checkup will determine whether this is the case and it may advisable to have the vein screening health check prior to stating any treatment.
The consultant will advise which treatment for thread veins is best as there are many different laser devices available and some are better than others and often it is not one treatment fits all. The latter emphasis the importance of a vein screening health checkup and assessment by a vein specialist.