Laser Thread Vein Removal (Body)

Thread veins commonly affect the legs, but can appear anywhere on the body. They are small, thin blood vessels that sit just beneath the surface of the skin, and are most noticeable due to their reddish-purple colouring. This can make them rather unsightly and unattractive, made even worse by their spindly, branch-like appearance, which has led to them often being referred to as “spider veins.”

They tend to appear as we age, when the tiny vessels become damaged or unreliable. The valves within smaller blood vessels like this can often malfunction and prevent the sufficient flow of blood, causing swelling due to a back up of blood. This usually presents no immediate problems for the sufferer, aside from occasional aches and pains after long periods of sitting or standing. Even so, unsightly thread veins can leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed, which is why a lot of patients seek permanent laser treatment.

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Frequently asked questions

Laser treatments start at £50, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of veins.

Advanced laser technology is used to trigger the death of the target blood vessels through intense heat damage. This causes no trauma to the surrounding areas and permanently eliminates the veins, all while under local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort. We would also need to do a test patch about 48 hours prior to treatment.

Suitable for all areas of the body, laser treatment will leave your skin will be clear and beautiful, with an even complexion in as little as 1 treatment session.

Each treatment length does vary as all of our treatment plans are bespoke to the patient. Most sessions last around 30 minutes, with the size and number of the treatment areas having time implications.

It takes around 1-3 sessions to see the results you desire. It is highly important that you have not been exposed to the sun or any fake tan for 4 weeks before or during your treatment sessions.

Downtime is unnecessary as you can safely return to your routine as soon as your treatment is complete. Simply be sure to follow our aftercare advice to ensure sufficient healing and optimum results.

It is not at all unusual to experience slight swelling and bruising post-treatment, although this should subside within a few days.

This type of laser treatment is ideal for patients suffering with unsightly thread veins, particularly if they are causing you distress and anxiety, or if they tend to ache from time to time. Our advanced laser technology is suitable for all skin types.

At North West Aesthetics, our friendly and attentive team prioritise your wants and needs, offering bespoke treatment plans that work specifically for you. We take the time to get to the bottom of your concerns via a thorough consultation, before then considering the best possible course of action. A high standard of treatment and care is imperative, which is why our staff are extensively trained and experienced in all aspects of advanced non-surgical aesthetics, led by renowned medical doctor, Dr David Taylor.