Thread veins - or spider veins - are damaged veins and broken capillaries just below the skin.
As you age, your skin loses collagen and becomes thinner, so when veins expand they become visible through your skin. Prominent thread veins can be inherited, but they are often caused by long term sun exposure, pregnancy, rosacea, alcohol, smoking and standing for long periods.
Thread vein removal at a glance
The benefits of thread vein removal
Thread veins are extremely common in men and women and can make some people feel very self-conscious.
- They are not harmful in any way
- There are a number of ways to successfully reduce their appearance
- Results depend upon the treatment used and the condition of the veins
The cost is dependent on the type of treatment. Your patient care co-ordinator will be able to give you an accurate cost once you have had a free consultation.
What it involves
We offer three different treatments for thread vein removal that are suitable for treating different areas e.g. facial thread veins and specific types of veins. With the exception of Veinwave, these are available at most of our clinics:
Intense pulsed light (IPL)
IPL treatment delivers improved results with each application reducing the number of visits needed. It takes 15 to 30 minutes per session. IPL can also help in a variety of skin problems including acne, roscaea, sun-damage, fine lines and wrinkles, broken capillaries, age spots, blemishes and birthmarks.
Each session takes just 15 to 30 minutes. Watch our thread vein removal treatment demonstration video below: