Thread Vein Removal
At Facial Aesthetics we use a process known as thermocoagulation to seal thread vein walls, causing them to instantly disappear.
Thermocoagulation is based on a high-frequency wave producing a thermal lesion with the protection of the skin. Equipped with a magnifying loop, a very fine needle is inserted into the vein and it disappears instantaneously.
The single-use sterile needle is covered with an insulating sheath which protects the skin, enabling a targeted action.
For immediate removal of facial thread veins, there is nothing better than Thermavein!
Quick Info Guide
- Treatment time – 60 minutes depending on the area/s treated
- length of results – Permanent – but new Thread Veins may appear*
- recovery – back to work same day
Consultation: A £95 medical assessment and digital skin analysis is necessary before proceeding with any injectable treatment. Your consultation will be with Julie Scott, clinic owner and award-winning nurse prescriber with 30 years experience in cosmetic interventions.
Number of treatments: Usually 1-2
Anaesthetic: Topical numbing cream can be applied when requested
Cost: prices start from £400 for Veinwave
Visible results: 7-10 days* redness will occur immediately
Possible complications: Redness, swelling, allergic reaction and delayed wound healing.*
*Results vary by patient
What Patients Are Saying
“Highly recommend Julie. Clinical environment, professional advice, felt very comfortable and confident about the treatment given. I was very wary about who was jabbing needles in my skin due to the scare stories in the press, but was immediately at ease when I saw the qualifications Julie has achieved. No sales speak, just medical advice. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thanks Julie.”
“So happy with the Veinwave treatment, I have suffered for years with horrible thread veins and this treatment has transformed things for me. Thank you Facial Aesthetics”
“Just wished I’d found Julie years ago. I’ve had treatments before which I thought were good but until you visit Julie, I’m sure, like me you will change your mind. The clinic is situated in beautiful surroundings & is so relaxing. She’s extremely professional, honest, and explains everything in such detail so you feel completely at ease with her and you just know the treatment your having is going to be good. She makes you feel so relaxed as you know you are in extremely professional hands. Do try her because I sure you will be more than impressed with her like I am.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Veinwave Therapy?
Veinwave / ThermaVein is an effective solution for treating small veins on the face, such as those troublesome areas on the nose and cheeks. Thermo-coagulation is based on a high frequency wave producing a thermal lesion with the protection of the skin. Equipped with a magnifying loop, a very fine needle is inserted into the vein and it disappears instantaneously. The single use sterile needle, is covered with an insulating sheath which protects the skin, enabling a targeted action. The sensation is similar to a warm pin prick, others relate it to a minor sting which doesn’t linger – often it depends upon the location of the treatment.
What are the benefits of Veinwave?
The procedure is safe for all skin types. Since the treatment is delivered by a probe there is no damage to surrounding tissue, and minimal risk of scaring, change of pigmentation or bruising. There is minimal downtime and the area can be easily covered using a camouflage make-up.
Will it hurt?
Prior to treatment, a topical local anaesthetic cream can be applied if requested. You may feel a mild stinging sensation as the treatment is carried out. However, our practitioner has a great deal of skill and experience in carrying out this treatment while making sure you feel comfortable at all times, so there’s no need to worry.
What causes spider veins on your face?
Spider veins are tiny broken blood vessels on parts of the body such as the face that is dilated and noticeable to the naked eye. At some point the majority of people will have to deal with facial red veins. That is why the main factors contributing to the culmination of facial spider veins include skin ageing, hormone changes, sun damage, and reactions to topical irritants.
Will broken blood vessels on the face go away?
Spider veins are tiny broken blood vessels on parts of the body such as the face that is dilated and noticeable to the naked eye. Unfortunately, broken blood vessels will not go away on their own and they often require treatment.
What is the most effective treatment for spider veins?
Spider veins or facial red veins are tiny broken blood vessels on parts of the body such as the face that is dilated and noticeable to the naked eye. There are many treatments for the removal of thread veins. These include thermocoagulation, lasers and sclerotherapy. At Facial Aesthetics we have been successfully treating facial thread veins for over 20 years and have found that the most effective treatment is the process of thermocoagulation utilising a device called ThermaVein (previously called Veinwave) to get rid of those unsightly broken veins.
Is there any special care needed after treatment?
Immediately after the treatment, you can resume everyday activities, however, it is advisable to avoid the sun for a couple of days or use sunblock.
After a few days, very small microcrusts (like the marks from a cat scratch) can appear where the Veinwave / ThermaVein needle has been applied. This is normal and no special care is required and generally heals within a few days.
A top-up treatment is offered at 8 weeks, at that time we are best able to see if any small veins remain.
As with any treatment, it is possible to develop more thread veins but those too can be treated!
Why We Are Unique
Our patients say we offer the best thread vein removal treatments in Essex. See what they say in our 5 ★ Google Reviews.
Patients travel from all over Essex for thread vein removal: Basildon, Bishops Stortford, Braintree Essex, Brentwood, Chelmsford Essex, Colchester Essex, Dunmow, Kent, London, Maldon, North Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Wickford and Witham. The award for the furthest is Monaco!