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Thread Veins & Rosacea Treatment

The Harley Laser Specialists provide treatments for Facial Rejuvenation, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Spider Veins, Rosacea, Pigmentation, Age Spots, Liver Spots, Sun Damage, Collagen Stimulation and Acne Scarring.

Thread veins

Thread veins are also known as spider veins, these are superficial veins which lie on the visible surface of the skin, sitting on the subcutaneous level of the skin which is the deepest layer of the skin. Thread veins generally occur more in woman than in men (commonly around the cheeks and nose), more so in those who are pregnant or those ladies who carry extra weight on their legs.

Thread veins can be hereditary and be down to poor blood circulation, wearing heels can also trigger thread veins, also standing up or sitting down for long periods of time. Thread veins are treated by the use of the Nd:YAG system which is a class 4 laser. This machine optimises the latest technology to bring a treatment that very few other machines can offer, results with minimal post treatment discomfort.

The treatments works by the thread veins absorbing the light from the device, the red colour in the thread vein sis attracted to the laser light. As the light is absorbed by the red pigment in the blood, the thread veins break down and are re-absorbed by the body resulting in the appearance of the thread veins minimising.

Sunspots / Age Spots

Sunspots and Age Spots Treatment Example

The sunspots will darken after treatment and naturally shed form the skin within the next couple of weeks.


Rosacea Treatment London Before and After

You will notice Less evident redness within 2-3 weeks after treatment with the Harley Laser Specialists.

Spider veins

Spider Veins Treatment London Before and After

Vessels normally disappear few hours after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10-14 days.


Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after the age of 30.

The blood vessels which are responsible for the appearance of thread veins are the aim to be treated in this treatment by the Nd:YAG. The vessels absorb the light energy from the laser; this, in turn, will heat the blood vessels and seal them, resulting in the appearance of the Rosacea to be minimized.

The heat energy also triggers the body natural defense system which releases collagen cells. This improves the overall complexion of the skin and the texture. For optimal results, several treatments may be typically required to achieve satisfactory results. All treatments are permitted by the laser protection supervisor and the laser protection advisor. At The Harley Laser Specialists, we tailor your treatments to your requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition usually seen in skin types 1-3 this condition causes redness in the skin which are small red blood vessels.

What causes Rosacea?

There are many unknown factors that cause rosacea it could even be genetics some research suggests that rosacea could also be linked to drinking alcohol.

What is a thread vein?

Thread veins otherwise known as spider veins are visible clusters of blood vessels under the skin.

What causes thread veins on the legs?

There are many unknow factors that cause thread veins on the leg, studies have shown people who are on the feet all day or stand for long periods of time are more prone to getting thread veins. However, this could also be genetics.

What causes thread veins on the face?

There are many unknow factors that cause thread veins in the face this could be triggered by sun exposure or hormonal changes. This can be reversed with a laser treatment.

Best treatment to get rid of thread veins?

We use medical grade lasers NDYAG and the IPL which breaks down the thread veins which will then cause them to collapse. Multiple session may be needed depending how many you have.

How many laser treatments are needed to get rid of thread veins?

1-3 sessions is the average amount of sessions needed this will depend on how many thread veins you have. The gap between the sessions is between 4-8 weeks.

What is better laser or injections to get rid of thread veins?

Injections otherwise known as sclerotherapy is costly treatment as multiple sessions are needed price ranges between £99-£249 per treatment.

Is spider veins the same as varicose veins?

No, Varicose veins are large veins commonly seen on the legs and ankles and can be caused by weak vein walls and valves. The colour can be blue or a dark purple colour whereas spider veins a very small and red usually seen on the facial areas.

What laser is used to get rid of thread veins?

We use medical grade lasers NDYAG 1064nm and the IPL which is commonly used for skin rejuvenation treatment as it has many wave lengths ranging between 510nm-1200nm.

How to prevent thread veins?

1) Wear compression socks- This will reduce any tension in the legs.
2) Elevate your legs- lift your legs above your heart this helps the blood drain away from the veins.
3) Maintain a healthy weight- Weight gain can also trigger thread veins to form.
4) Wear SPF on your face- Always Protect you skin even if the sun is not out.

Is the laser painful?

The laser treatment for thread vein/ Rosacea removal is not painful you will experience some slight heat. Our lasers have a built-in cooling system which cools the skin, reducing any redness and discomfort.

What to expect after a thread vein and rosacea treatment?

Redness, Scabbing, darkening of the blood vessels under the surface of the skin is normal this will then settle down within 48 hours.

How much are the treatments for thread veins and rosacea?

Price starts from £69 for a small area (nose) and goes up to £199 for an extra-large area such as the legs.

Thread Veins & Rosacea Treatment
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