Thanks to advances in laser technology and a sizeable investment by Health Counts in 2 powerful clinical vascular lasers we can successfully treat facial thread veins.
Whether it’s fine traceable veins or a diffuse network which looks like a blush, or even the little red dots called cherry angiomas, one of our two vascular lasers can sort them out! Once we’ve seen yours in the flesh to determine their suitability for laser removal, we can decide which of our vascular lasers is best for your type of unwanted thread veins.
One is a pulsed dye laser and the other is a long pulsed Nd:YAG. Both devices produce light at a wavelength which is preferentially absorbed by oxyhaemoglobin in red blood cells, within the veins in your skin. In the case of the Nd:YAG, this light absorption effectively causes the vein contents to coagulate so that the blood can no longer pass through, whilst simultaneously sealing the vessel off. Whereas absorption of light from the pulsed dye laser causes the tiny vessels themselves to shatter. No matter which would be more appropriate for you, the first step is to have your initial assessment consultation (no charge) with our Vascular Nurse or one of our Vascular Laser Therapists.
If your facial veins are viable for laser therapy you can go straight on to a treatment if you wish at a cost of £99 per 15 minute session or part thereof. If it is felt that a one-off test patch is needed to assess viability of treatment, then the cost for this is £40.
Our vascular clinics are held on Tuesdays 10am – 8pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 12pm – 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm. Patients would usually need 2 to 6 treatments to clear the broken veins.