Remove thread veins on the face, chest and legs

Thread veins, spider veins or broken veins on the face, chest and legs often make people feel embarrassed and self-conscious but the Skin Doctor Clinics in Leeds, York and Manchester can successfully remove thread veins with excellent results.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and well-established treatment for thread veins on the legs. Although there are a number of alternative treatments, it remains the most reliably successful of them all. For red, broken veins on the face or chest, laser treatment or Short Wave Diathermy is highly effective.

  • Treatment time: 1hour
  • Visible results: Removal of veins thread veins on face,legs and chest
  • Results duration: 2-4months
  • Price: From £250

To arrange your appointment for thread vein removal in Leeds, York or Manchester please contact us online or call us on: Leeds Clinic - 0113 278 3344 York Clinic - 01904 633833 Manchester Clinic - 0161 4344155

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  • What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy treatment is where a solution is injected with a very tiny needle, very superficially into the veins of the legs causing the lining of the vein to swell and become sticky. Compression is then applied close to the veins. Over a period of time the vein will heal closed and then fade away.

  • How long does treatment take?

Treatment for thread vein removal with sclerotherapy usually takes about 1.5hours, which includes a 30-minute consultation, followed by two 30-minute treatments.

  • Does thread vein removal hurt?

Neither sclerotherapy or laser treatment hurts as we will apply an anaesthetic gel to the area first to help numb it.

  • How successful is treatment?

We advise that up to four sessions may be required. You can expect an improvement of up to 90 per cent.

  • What is Short Wave Diathermy?

Short Wave Diathermy is a safe, comfortable and effective procedure that removes facial thread veins and unsightly blemishes. Put simply, Diathermy is a heat treatment that closes the broken blood capillaries that cause thread veins and blemishes. The procedure can be used to treat:

Facial thread veins – the permanently dilated capillaries commonly seen on a maturing ‘English rose’ complexion and caused by anything from smoking, pregnancy or harsh weather exposure.

Blood spots – slightly raised, bright red blemishes just under the skin’s surface, usually on the torso.

  • What does Short Wave Diathermy treatment involve?

First, local anaesthetic gel is applied to numb the skin. Then we use a fine, hair-like needle to conduct a small electric current that heats up the blood in the veins and seals the vein shut. After treatment the skin will be pink from the heat and may also be a little puffy in areas, although this will settle in a few hours. On day two or three, tiny scabs may form but over the next few days everything should have settled down.

While the veins disappear immediately, they are still healing and the final results will only be seen after 4-6 weeks. The process can be repeated at this point if necessary. It’s a good idea to wear sunscreen in the summer months.