Thread Vein Removal


Thread Vein Removal

Thread veins or spider veins most commonly affect the face and legs. These superficial broken capillaries are usually visible through the skin as purple, red or blue and are dilated in their appearance. Thread veins can be treated easily, safely and effectively using our laser machine.

As a member of the British Medical Laser Association Kings Skin clinic is an accredited laser treatment clinic. Staying up-to-date with the most recent advances in laser skin treatment technology, Kings Skin Clinic uses the very latest medical grade laser for all treatments.

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Treatment Summary:

Treatment Time 

15-30 mins

Desired Effect 

Removal of thread veins (face/ legs), spider veins

Recovery time hourglass2



48 hrs

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No of treatments required hourglass2

Usually a course of 3-6, every 4-6 weeks for optimum results

Risks & Complications

Redness, skin irritation, pigmentation


Avoid direct sun exposure (6 weeks), sometimes stockings need to be worn 3 days after leg treatment


Which laser machine is used at Kings Skin clinic?

The Fotona laser is used. The Fotona laser is a medical grade laser currently in use across a wide variety of different areas of medicine. For aesthetic applications, Fotona is recognized as the world leader.

Benefits of Fotona laser:

  • Medical grade laser
  • High-precision, tissue-selective treatments
  • Less invasive
  • Safer treatments for all skin types
  • Shorter downtime
  • Greater comfort and satisfaction

What causes the thread veins?

What actually causes these troublesome thread veins is not known. However, it is thought that standing for a prolonged period of time, temperature changes, hormonal changes, excess consumption of alcohol and smoking may all lead to the formation of thread veins.

How does laser work?

The laser beam is converted to heat when the laser is absorbed by blood in the veins. This causes the vein walls to be destroyed. Following the treatment, the body’s immune system uses the other healthy veins to treat the area by clearing away the dead tissue.

Is laser suitable for everyone?

The medical grade laser used at Kings Skin clinic is suitable for all skin types. However, it is most effective for light skin tones with facial thread veins, spider naevi and purple/ red veins.

Is it painful?

Utilising the latest laser skin treatment technology, most clients can tolerate the Fotona laser with minimal discomfort. Anaesthetic is not required.

Is it safe?

Fotona is a medical grade laser with a high-precision action. It has a very high safety profile, whilst being clinically very effective.

Side effects are rare. Some clients may experience a slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, which resolves within hours. Other rare side effects include blistering, bruising or pigmentation of the skin.

How many sessions will I need?

Usually a course of 2-6 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results.

Smaller lesions may only require a single session.

Treatment Prices
Consultation FREE
One area from £75
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