Thread Vein Removal

Thread Vein Removal


Thread vein removal rids you of ‘spider veins’, small visible red/purple veins in the skin. They are not dangerous but because they are so visible people often dislike them and choose to get them treated. They are extremely common and some people have a genetic tendency to develop them whilst others develop them from hormonal exposure or excess sun exposure.The removal of unwanted thread veins and broken capillaries on the face, legs and decollete area can be treated very effectively with lasers, IPL and sclerotherapy.

Thread Vein Treatment Options

There are a number of thread vein removal treatments available;

  • Laser is also an excellent treatment for small facial thread veins or leg veins and is a safe and effective treatment that involves little downtime or
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can also be used to treat more generalised facial thread veins and redness

At La Belle Forme we have state-of-the-art lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines and we offer sclerotherapy.

We will be happy to see you for a consultation to assess your suitability for vein treatments and to advise which treatment is most appropriate.

Thread Vein Removal FAQs

Your skin may look a little red and puffy and be more sensitive to sunlight after treatment. This is normal and will settle down in a few hours.

During summer months you should use an SPF 50 sunblock on the treated areas while they are healing. We will ask you not to suntan or apply fake tan products to the skin during the course of your treatment.

Final results will be seen 4-6 weeks after treatment as it takes a while for your body to reabsorb the blood from the vein.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) works by using light at a specific wavelength to break down the blood in thread veins causing them to disappear. Most people need 4-6 treatments separated by 4 weeks. IPL cannot be used when the skin is tanned or when tanning products have been applied to the skin.

Make a Thread Vein Enquiry

To arrange a thread vein Consultation simply complete our Enquiry Form and a member of our team will call you back.  Alternatively

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Thread Vein removal La Belle Forme at the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Before and After

Thread Vein Removal

Thread Vein Removal

What our patients say

"I had a wonderful experience with from start to finish. The surgeon listened to my concerns and expectations from my treatment and answered fully any questions that I had. Delighted with the overall result"

Lisa Rickard
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Make an Enquiry

For further information about our services and to arrange your consultation you can call us on 0141 552 0828 (Glasgow). You also have the option of completing our Enquiry Form and a member of our Glasgow team will call you back.

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