Thread vein removal

Thread Veins are extremely common, although they are harmless, they can sometimes cause a nuisance in their location and appearance.

Book your removal with our Advanced Clinicians today.



What is Thread vein Removal?

Thread veins appear as a red or pink dilated capillary blood vessels, usually smaller than 0.2mm in diameter that are present themselves in a lacework or branch-like pattern, numerous thread veins often join together to form a diffused red patch that can be very visible in the surface layers of the skin.

They can occur in many places on the body, but can be more commonly found on the face, ankles and lower legs.

Thread veins can often be referred to as Spider Veins, Broken Capillaries, Surface Veins or Venous Flares.

The extremely thin cell walls of our capillaries constrict and dilate consistently throughout our every day life in order to regulate body temperature. As we age our capillaries lose their elasticity and the ability to constrict, this then leaves them in a permanent state of dilation and visible through the surface layers of the skin.

What causes thread veins?

Causes of thread veins can be extensive;

  • Ageing
  • Alcohol
  • Rosacea
  • Allergies
  • Birthmarks
  • Chemotherapy
  • Childbirth
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Comedone extractions
  • Contraceptive Pill
  • Diabetes
  • Spicy food
  • Exercise
  • Exfoliants
  • Harsh products
  • Fragile skin
  • Genetics
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormones
  • Liver disease
  • Medication
  • Menopause
  • Physical trauma
  • Radiation treatment
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Scar Tissue
  • Glasses
  • Sneezing

What can i do to avoid getting thread veins?

It’s important to first try and establish the root cause of your thread veins in order to make tweaks to your lifestyle and lifestyle choices.

There are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting thread veins. A few examples are listed below, these can also help you ease your discomfort from the ones you already have:


  • Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts your legs.
  • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time.
  • Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fibre foods.
  • Wear SPF 30 (Sun Protection Factor) lotion to protect your skin.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Do not pick at your skin or blemishes.
  • Use Vitamin A and C.

How do you remove THREAD VEINS?

Please note we do not treat clients under the age of 18 for these removals.

ProSkin Clinic and Health UK have the option to use two methods in order to perform a Thread Vein Removal;

1.  Advanced Electrolysis – Uses a small, fine needle alongside an electrical current to heat, desiccate and cauterise the vessels.

2. YAG Laser – Laser light penetrates through the surface layer of the skin into the superficial blood vessel. The heat that is generated from the laser causes the vessels to coagulate and collapse.

The protocol used depends on the size and location of the vessels, our Clinician will select the most suitable technique for the Thread Vein  Removal to ensure the vessels are removed successfully, in the quickest time, with a very minimal amount of discomfort.

Thread Vein Removal treatments have an incredibly high success rate, on average 3 sessions are required.

Who will be performing my treatment?

Our highly skilled, fully licensed Clinicians, licensed and inspected by Gloucestershire Council.

Will I Be left with a footprint?

Following your Thread Vein Removal you may be left with small scabs immediately after treatment. After approximately 5 days this will naturally fall away, once the scab has fallen you may be left with a tiny pink mark and is a completely natural process in the skins healing journey.

As the skin continues to heal from a Thread Vein removal it will gradually normalise to the skins usual colour, this can take a few weeks.

Once healed, the initial threads may still be visible, but will be much lighter in colour, ready for a further session to take place.

As with any advanced removal treatment we can not guarantee you will not be left with a small footprint where the lesion once stood, however, many of our clients heal without obvious sight the thread vein was ever there.

What is the aftercare?

– You must not touch the treated area and must not under any circumstances remove any scab that may appear.

– The area should be treated as a bump.

– The treatment area can, if absolutely necessary, be washed or cleansed but soap should be avoided.

– Do not carry out any activities that cause sweating.

– No sunbathing, swimming, sunbeds, saunas, facial steaming, facial scrubs – complete sunblock must be worn for at least 48 hours after treatment and preferably for longer.

– The area of treatment should be protected by a sunscreen at all times, particularly in the summer months to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.

– Normally after 48 hours pin dot scabs may appear thereby sealing the skin and preventing infection. These must not be picked off. The skin should be kept dry and clean until these fall off in their own time. Picking the scabs will result in unwanted scarring. These may or may not become apparent, but they may be felt rather than seen.

– You should avoid using any possible skin sensitizers or irritants such as perfumes, fake tan products, perfumed body lotions etc.


We recommend pre ordering our prescribed healing oil to increase the speed of the skins healing and to obtain your desired results much faster.

This oil is just £46 and contains high concentrations of active ingredients to speed up the rejeneration of normal, healthy skin cells, heal, protect and reduce lesion footprint.

To ensure your prescription is ready for your treatment please contact the clinic, alternatively you can add this to your online booking request. 




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