Thread Vein Removal

Thread veins, also known as spider veins, are small veins commonly found on your face and legs. They are a cosmetic issue rather than a medical concern, leaving many individuals feeling self conscious about their appearance. We can help you feel confident in your skin again with our safe and effective thread vein removal treatments.

Client showing thread veins on cheek

What Are Facial Thread Veins?

Thread veins are tiny, prominent veins just below the skin surface. They’re usually red in colour and resemble spider webs or tree branches. If this is something that bothers you and none of your home remedies seem to be working, there’s plenty we can do at our thread vein removal clinic to help reduce unwanted facial and leg thread veins.

What Causes Thread Veins?

Thread veins are largely genetic but there are some factors where you’re more likely to develop them. 

Facial thread veins can be caused by: 

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Drastic changes in the weather
  • Sudden changes in pressure (severe sneezing or vomiting)
  • Hormonal changes such as those during pregnancy
  • Rosacea 

On the other hand, leg thread veins can be caused by:

  • Age. As we grow older, our valves become weaker and therefore more susceptible to leg thread veins. 
  • Being overweight as extra pressure is placed on the legs.
  • The hormonal changes, increased blood moving through the body, and extra weight placed on the legs during pregnancy. 
  • Estrogen can weaken vein valves, commonly seen in those who take birth control pills or are going through menopause.

How Are Thread Veins Treated?

During a laser vein removal treatment, short pulses of light quickly heat up the veins, causing them to collapse in on themselves. This all sounds very dramatic, but we can assure you that the process is safe, quick, and effective – plus you get to lie back and wear a snazzy pair of goggles whilst we work our magic.