Spider (Thread) Veins

Spider (Thread) Veins at Stourside Hospital

What are spider (thread) veins?

Spider veins, also known as thread veins, or by the medical term Telangiectasia, are small, twisted blood vessels that appear in a spiderweb pattern through your skin often on your legs or face.

They are similar to varicose veins but smaller and caused in the same way when a one-way valve in your vein, that help your blood flow back to your heart, stops working properly and your vein swells as blood flows the wrong way.

An example of thread-veins caused by reticular veins.
Figure 1 - An example of thread veins caused by reticular veins. Note the visible reticular vein (blue and running in a vertical orientation) on the right-hand picture and how the veins fan from a central focus. 

You're in control

Flexible payment options

to suit you

payment-plan-icon

0% Payment Plans

Spread the cost of your treatment with fixed, monthly payments over a time period to suit you.

Find out more
self-funding-icon

Self-funding Patients

We offer an alternative range of ways to pay, so you can choose which one best suits you and your finances.

Find out more
medical-insurance

Private Medical Insurance

Use your private medical insurance to fund your treatment through our simple referral process.

Find out more

Related Treatments

Spider (Thread) Veins - Facial

Facial spider veins, also known as thread veins, or the medical term facial telangiectasia, are found in the skin on the nose and cheek, and are small blood vessels typically measuring less than 1 mm. They are very common, but can be unsightly and disfiguring.

Find out more

Varicose Vein Surgery

Varicose vein surgery treats varicose veins for medical or cosmetic reasons. Varicose vein surgery involves closing off your problem varicose vein so that your blood re-routes through a healthier vein.

Find out more

Vascular Scanning

Vascular scanning uses high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of your body's veins and arteries. It evaluates the blood flow in these blood vessels throughout your body.

Find out more

Latest from Stourside Hospital

Mr Sabur Malek is Awarded Hip and Knee Surgeon of the Year

Stourside and West Midlands Hospitlas are congratulating their Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon, Mr Sabur Malek, as he has been given the 'Hip and Knee Surgeon of the Year 2024' award in the GHP Private Healthcare Awards.

Find out more

Bruce Marson, Theatre Porter, is taking part in Cancer Research 5k Mud Run

Bruce Marson, Theatre Porter at West Midlands Hospital is taking part in Cancer Research 5k Mud Run!

Find out more

Brooke Gwinnell, Level 3 Senior Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship

Meet Brooke Gwinnell who has worked with Ramsay just over 5 years and recently started a Level 3 Senior Health Care Assistant Apprenticeship.

Find out more
Paying for yourself?

Get in touch

Need some advice on a treatment price or booking an initial appointment?

We're here to help.

Or send us a message...

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.