Thread Veins as they are commonly known are fed from the blue veins; they are blood vessels that are near the surface of the skin which have become visible. They look like thin red and bluish lines in the skin, causing an unsightly appearance of the vein.


The main cause of this condition is hereditary, but also a number of factors contribute to the appearance of these vessels including; activities or occupations such as hair dressers that require prolonged sitting or standing, pregnancy and other events that cause hormonal changes, weight gain and the use of certain medications, that can lead to broken capillaries and prominent veins showing through the skin.


These thread veins can dramatically affect ones confidence, restricting the type of clothes or swim wear one would wear. Many people of all ages have this condition but there are treatments available to remove and prevent further veins appearing the main one at our clinic being Plasma Laser.


What's involved?

The condition is treated by blasting the individual tiny spider veins with Plasma Laser technology (red vein treatment can only be performed by a fully qualified and experienced Aesthetician Skin Specialist). The veins almost instantly disappear as the irritant closes the capillary.


The amount of treatment required will be discussed at the consultation with Ky Dolce Skin Specialist Aesthetician. The session shouldn’t be painful; the patient will feel a small stinging sensation. The treatment can be performed in sessions lasting anything from a 30-45 minute session. Depending upon the severity of the problem, some patients may need a treatment plan, this can be determined upon the  consultation with Ky.

Once the treatment course is complete the patient will need an annual review with the possibility of a small session as further thread veins may occur.