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What Are Thread Veins?

Thread veins and broken capillaries can cause unsightly red streaks and blotches under the skin. Typically occurring on the face as a result of ageing, sun damage or hormone imbalances, the appearance of these veins can be unsightly and embarrassing for the sufferer.

Prominent veins can also occur in the legs, often red, blue or purple in colour. In a similar sense to facial thread veins, such leg veins can be embarrassing and can result in many women feeling unable to wear skirts without tights.


Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we offer a variety of bespoke Harmony targeted laser and IPL treatments to successfully eliminate unsightly veins and capillaries.

An intense flash of light is administered to the treatment area, heating up the veins in question and rapidly sealing them off. This causes the veins to collapse, eventually being absorbed by the body within around 2-3 weeks.

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*DISCLAIMER*: *Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.

What Can I Expect?

Regardless of whether you’re receiving treatment for small broken capillaries in the face or extremely prominent leg thread veins, it’s essential to avoid sun exposure before treatment. Using a high-factor SPF 2-4 weeks before the procedure and for some time after is strongly recommended.

During treatment

Upon arrival, we’ll cleanse the treatment area before applying a cooling gel. Photos will be taken to track progress, and a patch test conducted to avoid the risk of any potential allergic reactions during the actual treatment process.

Vein removal typically lasts between 10 and 60 minutes dependent on how severe the problem is, and you’ll likely experience a stinging sensation whilst the light beam is fired.


Skin may feel hot with a slight sunburnt appearance directly after the procedure. However, this should quickly subside with no specific down-time needed afterwards, meaning you’re safe to continue with your daily routine (as long as you avoid sun exposure!).

Very fine facial veins may require just one treatment to disappear completely. But, for larger thread veins in the legs to be eliminated, top-ups are often needed.

Why Choose The Doctors Laser Clinic?

Run by three experienced family doctors, The Doctors Laser Clinic boasts a high degree of knowledge within dermatology, aesthetics and general medical conditions.

We provide a wide variety of cutting-edge treatments to target many skin concerns or issues. We only use the best quality Soprano laser technology to ensure maximum effectiveness and comfort for every single one of our clients, with a team of highly-qualified medical professionals available to administer each procedure.

The success of our practice is simply due to outstanding holistic care and dedication to our treatment processes, and we guarantee a positive experience every time. We understand that having any form of aesthetic treatment can be daunting, so we ensure comfort and security is felt at all times.

Get in touch to book your free consultation, and we’ll come up with an effective, results-based treatment plan specifically targeted to eliminate your concerns for good!


  • " As always Malcolm is the ultimate professional. He has a great passion in his work, genuinely wanting his clients to look the best they can be and also respecting their budgets! I cannot recommend highly enough, they have a client for life! "

    September 2017

  • " A warm welcome, friendly team. All procedures explained clearly. I did not feel pushed into making any decisions at the consultation. Advised to think about the options. "

    September 2017

  • " Alison is helpful, caring, and welcoming. This, coupled with the amazing results she is achieving with the removal of body hair with the lasers, means I have no hesitation in recommending her to everyone. "

    October 2017

Meet The Team


Dr Malcolm Willis

Malcolm is hugely lucky to work with such an extraordinary team at The Doctors Laser Clinic. He has acquired a great deal of skill and experience over the last 8 years in Cosmetic Medicine. He is very proud of the achievements of all his staff and their high standards of patient care.



A master of the skills and nuances of the Gold Award winning Soprano Laser. Sarah is one of our three nurse anti-wrinkle injectors with a growing following. Her injectables certificates are awarded by Medics Direct in Harley Street having served a long apprenticeship with Dr Willis.


Helen Bunn

Sarah’s irrepressible humour, empathy, professional attitude and amazing patient skills means she always gets amazing feedback and great results.


Dr Kathy Kestin

Kathy was a fulltime GP for 24 years. Kathy’s passion for women’s health has led to her enthusiasm in the Femilift Laser for vaginal rejuvenation, tightening and relieving mild stress urinary incontinence.

*Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.