Thread Veins

VASCULAR LESIONS – Thread Veins, Broken Capillaries

Also known as thread veins, broken capillaries or spider veins, with the technical term being telangiectasias.

These are small veins that commonly become visible mainly on the face and legs and progress as a sign of ageing. They are tiny blood vessels that become more visible than usual when their walls break, causing fine spidering red lines to appear to appear toward the surface of the skin.

Thread veins are also associated with Rosacea and appear on the nose, cheeks and chin but are often caused by hormones, weight gain and loss, working in hot environments, sun damage and pregnancy.

Using the most trusted gold standard, multi-platform equipment in the industry namely the Stellar M22 by Lumenis,  IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments are used to collapse the walls of these tiny vessels so blood is no longer able to flow through them and they will subsequently be reabsorbed into the body. Don’t worry though – we don’t need all of these tiny vessels and they will not cause you any problems once they have been treated! They often disappear immediately during treatment, but sometimes take a few days to vanish, and may need 2-3 treatments for the best long-term results.

Visit or chat with us to ask any questions you may have or to arrange your completely FREE, no-obligation consultation.

We are all individuals and as such, the number of treatments and the results from treatments will vary from person to person. Similarly, due to the varying response of the individual, the down-time, recovery and the longer term results achieved following the treatment will differ from person to person. The information we provide you with is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide range of clients of differing age and gender.

See the results for yourself

Nose after 1 month

Nose immediately after treatment

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How does thread vein treatment feel?

Each pulse of light feels like a slight sting or pinch, similar to the snap of a rubber band, the intensity may vary according to the area of the face…

What happens after thread vein treatment?

You may have some redness immediately after treatment (feeling a bit like sunburn) but this will subside quickly. Occasionally, a client could develop bruising or blistering, but this would settle…
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