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Thread vein removal in Norwich

Thread Vein Removal In Norwich

Thread veins, also known as telangiectasia, are fine, dilated veins that surface on the skin, affecting nearly half of all adults. These veins originate from standard veins but expand significantly beyond their typical size. Fortunately, they can be effectively treated using IPL or the Harmony XL Pro long pulse vascular laser

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What are thread veins?

Thread veins, also known as broken capillaries, are unsightly red streaks and blotches under the skin. They typically occur on the face due to ageing, sun damage, or hormone imbalances. Prominent veins can also appear on the legs, being red, blue, or purple. Like facial thread veins, leg veins can be embarrassing, making patients feel unable to show their legs.

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. 

Why Remove Thread Veins?

Thread veins, medically known as telangiectasia, are small, dilated blood vessels visible near the skin’s surface. These veins, often red, blue, or purple, can appear on the face and legs, causing cosmetic concerns. At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we understand that thread veins can impact self-confidence and overall appearance. Removing thread veins enhances your skin’s appearance and boosts your self-esteem, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident in your skin.

Why Choose Laser Treatment for Thread Vein Removal?

The Science Behind Laser Vein Treatment

Laser vein treatment employs advanced technology to target and diminish thread veins. The procedure utilises specific light wavelengths, which the blood vessels absorb. This absorption generates heat, causing the vein walls to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. This process, known as photothermolysis, is precise and minimises damage to surrounding tissues.

Benefits of Laser Vein Removal

Laser vein removal offers several advantages:

  • Precision: Targets only the affected veins, preserving surrounding skin integrity.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Most patients experience only a mild sensation during the procedure.
  • Quick Sessions: Treatments are typically brief, depending on the area’s size.
  • No Downtime: Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Effective Results: Most patients see significant improvement in vein appearance.

The Thread Vein Removal Process at The Doctors Laser Clinic

Initial Consultation

Your treatment journey at The Doctors Laser Clinic begins with a comprehensive consultation. Our expert team, led by long-experienced professionals, will assess your thread veins and discuss your medical history. This step is needed to tailor a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and ensures the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.

The Treatment Procedure

Our skilled practitioners use advanced laser technology to target the thread veins carefully and precisely. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light, absorbed by the blood vessels. This absorption generates heat, causing the veins to collapse and gradually fade away. The procedure is quick, with most sessions lasting only a few minutes, and involves minimal discomfort.

Aftercare and Follow-up

Post-treatment care is vital for optimal results and recovery. We provide detailed aftercare instructions, including avoiding sun exposure and applying recommended skincare products. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure the best possible outcome.

Preparing for Your Thread Vein Removal

Before the Treatment

To prepare for your thread vein removal, we advise avoiding sun exposure, tanning treatments, and certain medications that may affect treatment efficacy. It’s also important to keep the treatment area clean and free of any lotions or cosmetics on the day of the procedure. This will be discussed in detail at your initial consultation.

What to Expect During Treatment

You will feel a mild sensation during the treatment as the laser targets the veins. The procedure is generally quick and comfortable. Our team ensures a relaxed environment, and we are equipped to manage any discomfort you may experience.

Cost of Thread Vein Removal

The cost of thread vein removal at The Doctors Laser Clinic varies depending on the size and number of areas treated. We offer competitive pricing and can provide a detailed quote during your initial consultation. Our goal is to make this transformative treatment accessible and affordable.

Patient Feedback

I have now had several Skin Rejuvenation IPL treatments on my face to clear thread veins, the difference it has made has changed my life, no more concealer. Helen has been extremely professional and always makes my visits a pleasure. I would recommend anyone with the same problem to have this treatment.
Thread Vein Removal Patient

Advanced Laser Technology

Thread veins tend to occur as we get older and skin becomes thinner and more fragile. We use the award-winning Harmony XL Pro laser to significantly reduce the appearance of Thread Veins and Rosacea, improving the quality of skin.

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Leg vein therapy

sclerotherapy leg veins Treatment

This is the most common treatment for leg veins. Sclerotherapy or injection of varicose veins is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of your varicose veins.

book a Thread Vein appointment

All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

During your consultation with us, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you may have.

During Thread Vein treatment, an intense flash of light heats and seals off the veins, causing them to collapse. The body absorbs these veins within 2-3 weeks. Avoiding sun exposure before the treatment is essential. Use high-factor SPF 2-4 weeks before and after the procedure.

The area is cleansed during treatment, and a cooling gel is applied. Photos are taken for progress tracking, and a patch test is conducted to check for allergies. Depending on the severity, the treatment lasts 10 to 60 minutes and may cause a stinging sensation.

After Thread Vein treatment, the skin may feel hot and appear slightly sunburnt but will quickly subside. No specific downtime is needed, but sun exposure should be avoided. Fine facial veins may need only one treatment, while larger leg veins might require top-ups.


All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.