• Am I suitable for laser thread vein removal?

    Thread veins are tiny, visible veins that appear just below the skin’s surface, branching in a spider-looking pattern which is why they are often called spider veins. They can be present anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the legs and face. Although thread veins are typically only a cosmetic problem, if they are situated on the legs they can be a symptom of a more serious venous condition and require further treatment from a vein specialist. At your thread vein consultation, we will assess you carefully and advise you on the most appropriate treatment option – our laser thread vein removal treatment can remove fine to medium thread veins, up to 4mm thick.

  • What does laser thread vein removal on the legs entail?

    On the legs, thread veins typically appear on the outer thigh, inner knee but also on the calves and ankles. You may require three to four sessions, performed at monthly intervals, to clear the appearance of broken veins. Our laser thread vein removal device emits a light-based energy that is absorbed by the pigment in the blood vessels. The laser energy heats up the veins, breaking them down so they can be absorbed by the body.

  • Is laser thread vein removal safe to use on facial veins?

    Thread veins on the face can appear as blotchy areas of redness, individual fine veins or a complex cluster of veins. Our laser thread vein removal treatment is gentle enough to target facial thread veins. You may experience some increased redness or flushing immediately after your treatment but that should settle within a day or two.

  • Are there any risks with laser thread vein removal?

    As the thread veins are reabsorbed by the body, there will be little or no evidence of them and there is no scarring to the skin’s surface. Treatment is usually well-tolerated and there is no need for anaesthetic. The process is usually very quick.

  • What results can I expect from laser thread vein removal?

    Some veins disappear after the first session and some can reappear but be less visible. Typically, a few sessions are enough to remove them and they shouldn’t reoccur in the same place. However, it will not stop new thread veins from appearing and you may require repeat treatments in the future.

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