The Science


Two different types of laser technology can be used to treat facial thread veins, and your therapist will discuss which will be the most safe and effective for you.

IPL can be used for smaller red telangiectasias in large quantities and diffuse redness, which most commonly appears across the cheeks, and around the nostrils.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) will travel through the epidermis, causing no damage to the skin tissue, and then interact with the vessels in order to destroy them.

If the veins are slightly larger, blue or purple, or across the nose then the ND:Yag laser may be more appropriate, as individual veins can be treated with precision and accuracy.

The Treatment


Facial thread veins are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.

These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.

Although facial veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them.

What to Expect


Following an in-depth consultation with one of our laser therapists, and patch test will be carried out, to ensure you don't have any adverse reactions to the treatment.

When you return for your first treatment, your therapist will conduct a quick check of the patch test area, and screen for any recent sun exposure, new medication and other contraindications. After this, your treatment will begin.

Your treatment will take place in a bright, clean and airy clinic room, with your therapist ensuring you are comfortable and relaxed throughout.
Suitable For
- Unsightly veins
- Skin Types I-III
- Rosacea
- Diffuse Redness
Pre Treatment Advice
Please do not expose the area to be treated to the sun, sun-beds or artificial tanning products 4 weeks prior to your treatment.

Please shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to your treatment.

Avoid strongly chlorinated water for 24 hours prior to your treatment.

Please inform your clinician about any changes in medication, as some medication can affect the treatment. (e.g photosensitizing drugs or anti-coagulants)

Please inform your clinician if there is a chance you may be pregnant.

Please do not apply moisturizers, perfumed products, or antiperspirant to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior to your treatment.

If the chosen treated area is regularly exposed to sunlight, please apply an SPF 50 to the area daily – regardless of the weather.
Post Treatment Advice
Avoid perfumed products and moisturizers for 24 hours post treatment.

Avoid saunas, baths, hot tubs and heavy exercise for 24 hours.

Avoid abrasive or chemical peels in the chosen treatment area for at least 7 days.

Drinking water and undertaking gentle exercise will aid the body’s lymphatic system in the clearing of the treated vessels and any bruising

Please do not expose the area to be treated to the sun; sun-beds for 4 weeks post treatment

If any blistering occurs in the treated area, please call the clinic to seek advice.

There is no financial or therapeutic advantage to scheduling treatment sessions with shorter intervals – Should you need to reschedule an appointment, we will always endeavor to push the appointment back, rather than bring it forward.
Treatment Costs
One treatment: £175

Two treatments: £300

Four treatments: £500

Six treatments: £675
Before and After Images