When broken veins below the surface of the skin become more visible, it can leave you feeling more self-conscious. However, broken vein laser treatment in London can help to improve the appearance of your skin.
Here at Skin perfection, our practitioners are skincare and laser experts. They’ll help develop a safe and effective course of laser treatments to reduce or remove signs of tiny blood vessels and redness associated with thread veins.
What are broken veins?
Broken veins, often referred to as thread veins or spider veins, occur when tiny blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin become enlarged. They appear as fine red or purple lines that adopt a web-like formation, which is why they are sometimes called spider veins.
Thread veins can be found anywhere on the body, but typically appear on the face and legs. While facial thread veins and other forms of thread vein are harmless, they can increase in number or enlarge over time.
What causes thread veins?
Thread veins are the result of damaged veins that can no longer circulate the necessary blood flow back towards the heart.
There isn’t one underlying cause for why thread veins appear. However, one of the biggest contributing factors are genes passed on to you by your parents. The more of your relatives who have these vein issues, the more likely you are to suffer with them.
Thread veins including leg or facial veins can occur at any age, and can affect both men and women. Aside from the familial link, other causes of thread veins can include:
- Hormonal changes including during pregnancy
- Excessive sun exposure
- Rosacea; particularly for facial thread veins
- Alcohol consumption
- Changes in the weather and extreme temperatures
- Environmental or chemical irritants
What’s the best treatment for thread vein removal?
There are a couple of treatment options available for you to reduce thread veins or for thread vein removal.
At your free consultation, one of our trained aesthetic practitioners will discuss what course of treatments will help deliver optimal results for you. This will be based on your skin tone, the veins being treated and treatment area.
In your consultation, we will talk you through IPL and laser treatments. One of these, or a combination of the two, will help to treat thread veins.
Photo-facial skin rejuvenation
The Photo-facial is an intense pulsed light treatment (IPL) that uses optimised pulse light to target pigment issues on the skin including brown spots and thread veins. It’s also great for skin rejuvenation as it helps to improve your skin tone and texture.
The Photo-facial is mainly used for facial veins, but can also be used on most areas of the body including the neck, chest, shoulders and legs. IPL treatments are not suitable for some darker skin types.
Laser thread vein removal
Laser treatment for thread veins is a safe and effective way to help remove troublesome veins. It uses a prescribed dose of laser energy to heat the unwanted veins causing them to break down.
The damaged vein then dissolves and is passed through the body naturally to reveal clear skin. Laser thread vein removal can be effective on your face, legs and other areas of the body.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
To get the most out of your laser vein removal treatment, one of our trained aesthetic practitioners will develop a tailored treatment plan for you. The number of treatments required will depend on the area being treated and the thread veins being treated.
Most people start to see results after their second treatment. However, we do recommend at least three sessions of treatment before you’ll see optimal results. Each session can last 10-45 minutes, which will depend on the size of the thread veins and the area being treated.
Is thread vein removal permanent?
In order to remove all your unwanted thread veins from the treated area, you may need several sessions of treatment.
The results from your IPL or laser vein removal treatment may take up to six months to develop. After this time, your results should become permanent. This doesn’t stop further thread veins from emerging elsewhere.
How much does it cost to have thread veins removed?
Laser treatment for thread vein removal starts from £165 per session. The total cost of your treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions required for you to achieve the desired result.
Laser thread vein removal in London with Skin Perfection
With the Skin perfection clinic in London, you’ll be in great hands for your laser vein removal treatment. Our highly skilled team have over 20 years’ experience of treating patients with skin conditions such as broken veins or thread veins.
Patient care is at the heart of everything we do. As one of London’s leading skin and laser clinics, your safety is our top priority. That’s why our company protocols are set by our medical professionals and Laser Protection Advisor.
Why not start your thread vein removal journey with us today?
How to find our clinic
Based in the West End of London, our clinic in Oxford Circus is located metres away from one of Europe’s busiest high streets – Oxford Street.
21-22 Great Castle Street
London W1G 0HY
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest train station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a two minute walk from the clinic.