What Causes Thread Veins?

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Thread veins, also known as telangiectasias or angioectasias, can be a big problem for any person who has to deal with it. Moreover, thread veins are something you don’t worry about because you don’t think of them until they show up in your body.

Understandably, having thread veins can make you feel uncomfortable whenever you are around people because you might feel unconfident if people see them. These veins can also affect your confidence in wearing clothes you really like, such as shorts, skirts, or sandals, because it will not help cover the thread veins.

Causes of Thread Veins

There are many reasons or causes why people suffer from thread veins. Let us review some of them:

Local Trauma to the Area

A possible cause of thread veins is local trauma to the area affected. If you were injured or got any bruise, the area affected can later show thread veins. In a more severe trauma case (crushed skin or destroyed fat), you might have thread veins that are more prevalent as these veins rely on muscles.

Hormone Changes

In women, it is more common to get thread veins due to hormone changes they experience throughout their lives. Some of those hormone changes are:

  • Menstruation
  • Use of birth control
  • Pregnancy


A cause of getting thread veins is from your family because it can be hereditary. If you know that your parents have thread vein treatment, you may have thread veins in the future.

Other Causes For Thread Veins

  • Overweight
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Sitting or standing for long periods

Recommendations to Avoid Getting Thread Veins

Some recommendations that can help you to prevent your body to get thread veins are:

  • Try wearing a compression stocking
  • Always wear sunscreen
  • Try to be healthy to avoid obesity
  • Limit or avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid sitting and standing for extended periods
  • Try to exercise to improve circulation
  • Visit a dermatologist for thread veins treatment (if you have a skin condition)

Effective Thread Vein Treatments with Center for Advanced Vein Care

Center for Advanced Vein Care is a professional vein clinic. With our thread vein treatment service, we can treat your veins in the best way possible because we want you to feel the best version of yourself.

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