Thread Veins

What Are Thread Veins?

Sometimes known as spider or broken veins, thread veins are small clusters of red or blue veins that appear on the face and legs. They are completely harmless, but can leave people feeling self-conscious. Studies show that thread veins can be more visibly ageing than lines and wrinkles, leading many people to take action.

Thread veins are typical on the nose and cheeks. Usually one appears as a red dot, but can sometimes cause redness to the surrounding skin, leaving you with rosy, flushed cheeks. As you age there becomes less collagen in your skin, leaving the skin thinner and veins appearing more visible. Hormonal changes, sun-damage, rosacea, alcohol and smoking can all also accentuate the appearance of thread veins, meaning typically our clients are in their 40s, 50s and 60s.

At sk:n we offer the most advanced technology and treatments on the market to target thread veins, without the need for invasive surgery. We pride ourselves on achieving a no-trace face, and offer consultations with a medical practitioner, a highly personalised plan and post-treatment review.

I now look as young as I feel. It's a relief not to have to cake the make-up on.

Treatment For Thread Veins

To choose the best plan for you for noticeable results, we highly recommend you attend a consultation. During your consultation your medical practitioner might discuss:

Specialist Clinical Products

In conjunction with leading chemists in Europe and the US, our research and development team has formulated proven, patented products to be topically applied to the skin to alleviate the redness caused by thread veins. We can also guide on other products in the market to help lessen their appearance.


Laser Therapy

The most effective proven treatment for thread veins is Laser Therapy, which breaks down unwanted veins using brief pulses of laser light. The laser targets only the unwanted veins, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. You may experience some bruising or swelling after treatment, but this should subside within 72 hours. We offer this treatment on most areas of the face, neck and legs. Our clients often see a visible reduction in unwanted veins by as much as 75 per cent with one to three treatments and the results are permanent.


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