As we get older, we may notice that small veins begin to show through the skin, particularly on the face and neck. Most commonly these viens are a result of a genetic predisposition, smoking, or prolonged exposure to sunlight. These veins are known as thread veins and usually occur on the face or legs.
Thread veins may be purple, blue, or red in colour, and although not harmful, can be unsightly. However, they do have the potential to develop into more painful, and serious, varicose veins, so it is better to treat thread veins before this occurs.
Patient Before and After Images
What does the treatment do?
At Dermasurge, our consultant dermatologist, Dr Hiba Injibar, utilises the capabilities of laser treatment to diminish the appearance of thread veins.
This advanced laser thread vein removal in London heats up the vein, causing them to collapse in on themself and eventually diminishing their appearance.
What’s more, laser treatments can be highly targeted, destroying thread veins without causing damage to the overlying skin under Dr Injibar’s skilled techniques.
All patients are required to attend a consultation with Dr Injibar prior to undergoing any procedures. During the consultation, Dr Injibar will be able to examine the thread veins that the patient wishes to be rid of, and form a bespoke treatment plan in order to achieve the very best possible results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients may feel some discomfort, often reporting a slight stinging sensation, but it should not be majorly painful.
The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient. In some cases, a course of sessions spaced around a month apart is necessary for optimal results.
Thread veins can be eradicated permanently. However, laser treatment does not prevent new thread veins from forming.
Most patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Patients may find they experience bruising, redness, swelling, or slight pigmentation changes in the treatment area, though this usually settles as the skin heals. For more persistent or serious side effects, please consult with a medical professional.
For patients who suffer with light sensitivity, seizures, a tendency to developing hyperpigmentation, large veins, broke skin, diabetes, or are prone to keloid scarring, laser thread vein removal is not advised. Pregnant women should also not seek out treatment. During your consultation, Dr Injibar will ask you about your medical history to ensure the treatment is safe for you.
“Dr Injibar is by far the best dermatologist. I have been following her around from dubai to Beirut and finally in London. She takes her time and is very patient and thorough.”
“I recently had the PRP treatment by Dr. Hiba. She is excellent, professional and highly knowledgeable. She made me comfortable and advised me about all treatments available and helped me decide what was best. My goal was to keep my skin youthful and the results I got are amazing and I get complemented regularly. I highly recommend Dr. Hiba!”