Laser Thread Vein Removal (Face)

Over time, you might begin to notice the appearance of small, thin veins beneath your skin that are red or purple in colour. This is because, as we age, these tiny vessels can often become damaged or begin to fail, causing a backup of blood and the appearance of these unsightly veins. While this might sound slightly alarming, they do not pose any risk to your general health in most cases, and so shouldn’t be a cause for concern. However, their appearance often becomes a source of embarrassment for many sufferers, leading to self-confidence issues. It is estimated that they affect 30%–60% of adults throughout their lifetime, and while they can appear anywhere on the body, they most often affect the legs or the face.

Facial thread veins are particularly difficult to live with as they are hard to cover with makeup. Commonly referred to as “spider veins” because of their jagged, web-like appearance, they tend to branch out from one another and sometimes spread quite a way across the cheeks and face. Here at North West Aesthetics, we offer laser treatment to destroy unflattering facial thread veins and restore a blemish-free, youthful complexion.

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Frequently asked questions

Gentle pulses of laser light energy penetrate into the skin to destroy the unsightly veins without causing damage to the surrounding area. The veins are heated up in a small amount of time, triggering a process known as photothermolysis that causes the veins to collapse in on themselves.

Most patients see a visible reduction in unwanted veins in just a few short treatments, for an even, clear skin tone.

Most laser thread vein treatments takes as little as 20 minutes. We will have asked you to come in and do a test patch at least 48 hours prior to treatment.

In order to see the best results, we often recommend a minimum of 3 – 6 treatment sessions.

Laser thread vein removal requires absolutely no significant downtime post-procedure, simply take care of the treatment area as it heals by protecting it from sun damage as you normally would, and avoiding aggravation.

In general, most patients see visible swelling, bruising and redness for the first few hours post-treatment, although these side effects will quickly subside.

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.