Laser Thread Vein Removal
Lasers can be used to treat Thread Veins on the face, body and legs, and this would usually require a course of around 2-3 treatments.
Thread Veins are tiny blood vessels that run very close to the surface and are usually blue or red in colour. Often called Spider Veins due to their appearance, they are fine capillary veins which normally develop as a consequence of age. They also appear quite commonly after pregnancy and are also associated with exposure to the elements and the sun. As well as this the chances of them developing can be influenced by other such lifestyle choices as alcohol consumption excessive sun exposure.
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ProcessThread veins are small superficial broken veins and capillaries found in both men and women mainly on the face. Thread veins may appear red, purple or blue in colour and occur when a fine vein dilates and becomes large enough to be visible through the transparency of the skin. Although the exact cause remains unknown, they are often aggravated by exposure to strong sunlight, wind and the extremes of temperature. They are a very common unwanted problem affecting up to 50% of the population. Facial, body and leg thread veins are best treated by laser. Lasers deliver carefully controlled doses of light energy to the veins which is absorbed by the blood and converted to heat. The heat then seals off the veins so that they can no longer carry blood and over a short period of time the veins disappear.
Who will thread vein removal benefit?
If you have thread veins on your face or body, then you will benefit from laser thread vein removal.
How is thread vein removal done?
Laser treatment can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by targeting the light energy on the facial veins. The light energy is absorbed by the haemoglobin and converted to heat energy, and the vessel wall collapses. The vessel is broken down and absorbed by the body resulting in their disappearance over a two / three week period. The procedure is simple and effective, and it can be applied to all areas of the body even knees and ankles that can be difficult to treat. No bandages are required and normal activity can be resumed after treatment. The sensation is likened to that of an elastic band being snapped.
How long will it take to perform thread vein removal?
Approx 10-20 minutes dependent on the size of the area to be treated.
What results can I expect from thread vein removal?
Patients can see dramatic improvements following one treatment. The exact number of treatments depends on the patient's initial skin condition prior to treatment.
How long is the recovery period from thread vein removal?
The treatments are so effective that patients can return immediately to work or their daily routine.
Are there any after effects from thread vein removal?
There should not be any serious after effects. Following treatment the area may appear pink and slightly swollen, which is normal. The thread veins treated will over the next few hours become darker in appearance before they disappear completely. Again this is normal.
How much does thread vein removal cost?
Facial Thread/Spider Veins - from £79
Leg Thread/Spider Veins - £59 per 10 minutes or £99 per 20 minutes.
How do I arrange to have thread vein removal?
The first step towards getting thread vein removal is to book a free consultation with a member of our friendly, expert team. At a consultation, you can expect to see an experienced laser aesthetician with whom you will have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions you may have about the procedure. The consultation will take around 10 mins. No pressure will be put on you to go through with the procedure, and you will not be forced to make a decision at the consultation. We want you to be totally satisfied that it's the right thing for you to do before committing to the procedure booking.