Thread Vein Removal

A lot of people have trouble with thread veins which mainly tend to affect the face and legs. The causes of thread vein disorders are not really known, but temperature changes, hormonal changes, prolonged standing, smoking and alcohol are all possible causes. Thread veins are highly visible through the skin, being purple or red and dilated in their appearance.

Crystal freeze thread vein treatment is usually very effective and we can in most cases achieve a dramatic difference within the first few treatments. We have found that on average most people require between 2 to 6 treatments for the optimum results however the results are individual in each case as everyone responds differently.

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life distruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by flare ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after the age of 30.
The blood vessels which are responsible for the appearance of thread veins are absorbed by the light energy from the laser, this in turn will heat the blood vessels and seal them, resulting in the appearance of the Rosacea to be minimised. The heat energy also triggers the body natural defence system which releases collagen cells. This improves the overall complexion of the skin and the texture.

  • About the treatment

    Treatment times range from 30-45 mins and you are advised a course of 4 sessions with 4 weeks between each treatment.
    Top up treatments may be required in the future but this will all be discussed in your initial consultation once the area has been assessed.
    With no downtime, you walk out of the clinic feeling even better than when you walked in with smooth and blemish free.

    We recommend 6 sessions too successfully achieve your overall goal.

  • How the treatment works

    The treatments works by the thread veins absorbing the light from the laser, the red colour in the thread veins is attracted to the laser light. As the light is absorbed by the red pigment in the blood, the thread veins break down and are re-absorbed by the body resulting in the appearance of the thread veins minimising. Light rays are beamed through the head of our machine onto the targeted area, specifically the oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. As the light is absorbed into the blood vessels it causes a heat reaction which in turn destroys the protein-made walls of the vessel. Since the walls are now gone the inner section is now dispersed and removed via the body’s natural exit. The applicator features a unique open-angle view with an aiming beam which vastly improves visualisation of blood vessels underneath the skin, Simultaneous contact cooling technology also incorporated into the tip cools the skin during treatment for longer periods of time, further minimising the risk of side effects and resulting in more comfortable treatment for you.

  • How the treatment is carried out

    A layer of gel is applied to the treatment area, the applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is respected until the entire area is treated. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

     Both lasers and IPL are able to specifically target blood (haemoglobin) in the skin without damaging surrounding tissues. The light energy is absorbed by blood inside the veins, heating up the vessel wall, which collapses and then dissolves. Whereas lasers are able to deliver focused pulses of energy to individual larger blood vessels, IPL is more suitable for large areas of diffuse redness or fine ‘blushes’ of vessels.

  • Does the treatment hurt?

    The energy is delivered in very short flashes of laser light called pulses. As the laser light pulses impact onto the skin’s surface the sensation is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. The procedure only produces mild discomfort.

Thread veins are a mostly common in the facial area, body or legs and can sometimes be embarrassing. Common causes are a regular alcohol intake, smoking, hormone changes and sudden temperature changes. The earlier we can begin your treatment the better, as to keep the appearance of your thread veins completely invisible.

Thread veins generally occur more in woman than in men (commonly around the cheeks and nose), more so in those who are pregnant or those ladies who carry extra weight on their legs. Thread veins can be hereditary and be down to poor blood circulation, wearing heels can also trigger thread veins, also standing up or sitting down for long periods of time.

Thread veins are also known as spider veins, these are superficial veins which lie on the visible surface of the skin, sitting on the subcutaneous level of the skin which is the deepest layer of the skin.

They are caused by a variety of factors including exposure to sunlight, wind and the extremes of temperature. The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins. Often the exact cause is unknown.

Facial thread veins or broken veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that usually occur around the nose but can spread out onto the cheeks. Thread veins occur when the vein dilates and becomes large enough to be visible through the transparency of the skin.