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Lose your thread this summer

8th May 2014

Bare your legs and be make-up free with thread vein removal at sk:n clinics
 
Ditch the days of covering up embarrassing, spidery thread veins with concealer and clothes and seek expert professional advice and treatments available at sk:n clinics.
 
Thread veins are broken blood vessels under the skin that show up as fine, unsightly red lines and can appear anywhere on the body but are most common on the face and legs. They can look extremely ageing and be tricky to disguise using make-up, especially when in the summer sun and at the beach, or by the poolside.
 
Although the exact cause of thread veins is unknown, there are a number of factors that can exacerbate the appearance of thread veins including exposure to extreme weather conditions and excess alcohol intake. Thread veins are broken capillaries that no longer play a role in the body and therefore can normally be safely removed.
sk:n clinics offers a thorough, in-depth doctor-led consultation before making a medically informed decision on the right recommendation to help either reduce the redness, or get rid of your thread veins (depending on your underlying condition):

Laser treatment: This completely safe and effective state-of-the-art technology works by emitting an intense beam of high energy laser light on to the skin in short bursts. The targeted energy of the laser disrupts the flow of blood to the vein causing it to dissipate naturally. This helps eliminate only the unwanted broken veins and doesn’t affect the surrounding, healthy skin. Depending on the severity, around 4-6 treatments are usually required, with one treatment every six weeks. Treatment is virtually painless and side effects are temporary and minimal, such as a small amount of bruising, or a slight swelling lasting between 2-7 days. An after care skin service is also provided. (From £145)

Injections: If you’re concerned about the appearance of thread veins on your legs, you can also opt to have micro sclerotherapy, which involves injecting the veins with a chemical solution using tiny needles. This procedure causes the walls of the vein to stick together and disperses the appearance of thread veins (price upon consultation).
sk:n clinics work with some of the most leading dermatologists in the UK who are specialist in lasers.
With a range of thread vein treatments  and topical solutions* available at sk:n clinics, your specialist will be able to advise which approach holds the most promise for you, allowing you to enjoy summer with newfound skin confidence.
0121 641 6000