Red Thread Vein Removal

A woman receiving Thread Vein & Sclerotherapy treatment from Natural Face Aesthetics in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

What are facial thread veins?

Spider veins or red facial thread veins can form in clusters which can cover significant surface areas of the skin. They  are most commonly found on the legs and face.

Thread veins are often more visible on the face because the skin in areas such as the nose, cheeks and chin is much thinner than on other areas of the body.

Here at Natural Face Aesthetics, we use the ThermaVein® technology to treat thread veins.

Are thread veins dangerous?

Facial veins are typically not dangerous; however, many people would rather have them treated for aesthetic reasons as the condition can cause people to become self-conscious.

What causes thread veins?

There is no single cause behind thread veins or spider veins. Here are the most common causes.

  • Hereditary
  • Over exposure extreme climate conditions (sun, wind)
  • Certain skin conditions such as rosacea
  • Trauma to the area of skin
  • Excessive drinking of alcohol or smoking
  • Hormonal changes: including puberty and pregnancy

How do we treat facial thread veins?

Here at Natural Face Aesthetics, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire we use the ThermaVein® technology to treat thread veins.

ThermaVein® provides safe, fast and effective treatment for the removal of veins and vascular blemishes from across the entire body. Using a thermocoagulation process, an insulated probe with a 4Mhz current is applied to the skin causing the vein to empty. ThermaVein® then creates a seal by gently heating the vein wall, allowing the body to naturally reabsorb the vein. The low current ensures the blood does not coagulate, making it very a safe and sought-after, walk-in walk- out treatment.

ThermaVein® can also be used to treat milia, skin tags, Campbell-de-Morgan spots, cherry angioma, spider naevi, vascular blemishes and ankle thread veins. The technology is also commonly used in conjunction with microsclerotherapy and advanced treatment options are also available.

FAQs – red thread vein removal

How long will it take?

It depends on what is being treated, but typically each treatment session is around 15minutes.

Does it hurt?

A mild prickling sensation at the time of treatment can often be felt but it bearable and doesn’t require any numbing agents. 

Is there any down time?

No, you can return to normal duties  but some mild redness can occur immediately post treatment.  

Can I go to the gym after treatment?

We would recommend that you avoid the gym or the pool the day of treatment, but all other normal activities are fine.

Can I drink alcohol after treatment?

Yes, in moderation.

How long will the effects last?

Often the results are permanent, but this depends on certain lifestyle choices and also underlying medical conditions that may impacts results in terms of longevity. 

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