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Laser thread vein removal – everything you need to know

What are thread veins, and what causes them?

Thread veins, also known as spider veins, are tiny and prominent veins just below the surface of the skin. As their name suggests, they tend to give a spidery pattern that can occur anywhere on the body, but most often it’s seen on the legs and on the face.

Actually, about 80% of adults suffer from thread veins. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be solved with the right treatment.


Unfortunately, there are no early symptoms of thread veins. Of course there are some signs such as burning, cramp and itching, but they are more commonly related to varicose veins.

Anyway, the appearance of spider veins is often related to different factors, such as the size of the vein and the blood flow within it. Moreover, they can look different from pink to dark blue or purple.


Many of the causes of spider veins remain unknown. However, like it is with varicose veins, there is a genetic predisposition. Other courses of thread veins include pregnancy, local skin trauma and prolonged standing.

While there is not a definite way to prevent this issue, it is always good advice to keep a healthy weight, move around and stretch periodically to ensure the circulation of blood.


Although this condition can hardly be prevented, there is a great treatment that can help you say goodbye to spider veins.

How does laser thread vein removal work?

Laser thread vein removal is a treatment working by creating a beam of high-intensity light, targeting the veins. The laser heats the blood vessel, stimulating collagen contraction and destroying it. As a result, the vessel is being re-absorbed and eliminated by the body until thread veins disappear.

The important thing to say here is that the process is effective and non-invasive. While it damages the veins, so that they can disappear, it stimulates the healing and renewal of cells for a clearer and better looking skin.

Who is the treatment suitable for?

The great thing is, laser thread vein removal is suitable for almost anyone, regardless of the skin type.

Note that it is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Of course, there are many skin conditions and disorders. So the best advice we can give you is to have a consultation and skin analysis before putting yourself to any treatment.

What can we expect from laser thread vein removal?

Usually, the preparation for the treatment is what causes discomfort. The specialist places a catheter inside the vein to thread the laser in. The procedure begins with topical numbing agent and injections of numbing medicine throughout the length of the vein.

Laser thread vein removal itself is not a painful treatment and can take different time, depending on how many veins are being treated.

The important thing to know is that you can not expect immediate results from laser thread vein removal. After the treatment, the vessels underneath the skin start changing from dart blue to light red until they finally disappear. This can take from two to six weeks, on average.

The result

As we already mentioned, laser thread vein removal is a very effective treatment with great results. Some spider veins can disappear from a single treatment, while others will take longer, as the average number of treatments is between two and four. Of course, this depends on many factors, so the best you can do is take a test and talk to a specialist about your problem.

As with anything else, the recovery time also depends on the extent of the treatment as well as on the individual’s condition.

Is it safe?

Laser thread vein removal is a safe treatment, with some short-lived side effects. Generally, most patients experience mild redness or swelling in the treated area, resolving within a day. Other side effects from the treatment may include bruising, change in the skin pigmentation or blistering. The truth is that the side effects from laser vein removal are rarer and fewer than the side effects from other much more invasive procedures.

For any concerns before or after the treatment, it is best to consult with a specialist. Here at Skin Innovation Clinic, we will make a full analysis of your skin, and will prepare you for all the possible results and side effects of the given treatment.

How much does it cost?

Here at Skin Innovation clinic, the price for laser thread vein removal may vary from£45 то £135 per session, depending on the treated area and the number of sessions. Of course, to find the best solution for your skin condition, we suggest you book a free consultation with us. Our specialist will make a full analysis and give you the best advice and the treatment your skin deserves!

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