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Thread vein removal

- Free, no-obligation consultation
- GMC-registered surgeons
- Care Quality Commission registered
- Comprehensive aftercare

What is thread vein removal?


What are the benefits?


What are the risks?


Is it right for me?


What is thread vein removal?

Thread veins, also called spider veins, are extremely common in both men and women and could cause feeling of self-consciousness. Thread veins are broken capillaries and damaged vessels lying just below the skin. As you age, your skin becomes thinner and loses collagen, so when your veins expand, they become more visible through your skin. They are often caused by long-term sun exposure, rosacea, pregnancy, genetic factors, alcohol, smoking and standing for long periods.  

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We offer three different treatments for thread vein removal that are suitable for treating different areas – facial thread veins and specific types of veins. Our team guides thousands of people each year through their treatment journey. Get in touch, and start your journey to becoming the best version of you. 

What are the benefits?

You can successfully reduce the appearance of thread veins on the face and body with our removal treatments. 

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We understand that spider veins can affect the way you look and feel, and so our thread vein treatments can dramatically reduce visibility and help you to regain your confidence.

What are the risks?

It is important to weigh up the risks involved against the benefits that the treatment can bring – just as with all types of medical aesthetic treatment. 

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Your medical aesthetic practitioner will talk you through any risks and complications, although possible side effects are usually minimal. They include bruising, infection, burning, and a change in pigmentation. 

Is it right for me?

Although thread veins are usually harmless, you may feel that having an even skin tone and removing them may make you feel more confident and happier about your appearance.  

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Your spider veins may have begun to increase in size and could be preventing you from wearing particular clothes, because you feel self-conscious about them being on show. Your medical aesthetics practitioner can guide you through the removal procedure at your free consultation to see if it is right for you.


We understand that every patient’s requirements are different, and so treatment will be tailored specifically to you. As a responsible provider of medical aesthetics, we place a great deal of importance on our free, no-obligation consultations.

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Your practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview for your treatment following your consultation process.

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Thread vein removal FAQs

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How much will the procedure cost?
As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, we tailor the treatment specifically around you, as we understand that each individual’s procedure is different. Because of this, thread vein removal costs vary, and we place a great deal of importance on our free face-to-face, no-obligation treatment consultations. Following our consultation process, your medical aesthetics practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview.
What are thread veins?
Thread veins can appear red, blue or purple, and are generally more visible and larger than normal veins. They can occur anywhere, but are usually found on the face and legs. You might spot them as unconnected lines, or they can appear in a web-like pattern. While they initially may appear to be small, often they can grow larger and become more noticeable.
What causes thread veins?
Thread veins are veins which are damaged and can no longer return blood to the heart and lungs. It is also possible for micro-tears in the vein to release small amounts of blood and cause staining. The damaged veins can cause neighbouring veins to malfunction and stretch, which is why thread veins often get worse over time. Facial thread veins can be caused or exacerbated by rosacea, sun exposure, repeated sneezing and frequent coughing.
Who is most likely to have thread veins?
Women are generally at a greater risk of getting thread veins, but men do sometimes have them too. You are more likely to suffer from them if they already run in your family. Female hormones can increase the risk by softening of the walls and valves of a vein, and the extra blood volume created by pregnancy can also add to the likelihood of getting them. Additional risk factors include injuries or trauma, and some evidence points to prolonged periods of sitting or standing as increasing the risk of thread veins.
How can I prevent them in the first place?
You can reduce the risk of developing thread veins by maintaining a healthy weight and diet, as well as avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking. Make sure you avoid prolonged sun exposure, too, and wear SPF cream at all times, even while in the UK. You should also avoid very hot or very cold water when you are in the bath or shower, and you can improve the blood flow in your legs through the use of compression garments.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your consultation

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a consultation with our friendly medical aesthetic practitioners, this may be an Aesthetician, Nurse Practitioner or Doctor. During this conversation you can talk through why you’re interested in this treatment, how much it costs, whether you’re suitable for treatment, if you’ll need a one off treatment, or a full course, as well as potential treatment dates.

You can ask our medical aesthetic practitioners any questions as they are extremely knowledgeable and have undertaken extensive training. If you feel ready to proceed, we can carry out a laser patch test (where applicable) and book your first treatment for a date and time that suits you.

The treatment

You can ask your medical aesthetic practitioner any final questions on the day of the treatment. All pre- and post-treatment advice will be discussed prior to the day itself, so you will know exactly what to expect during your treatment, including how long it will take, and how it will feel.


For most medical aesthetic treatments, you will be able to leave the clinic as soon as your treatment has been completed, and you should be able to go about your normal day-to-day activities. If you experience any mild discomfort, redness or swelling, this will subside within the following days. Any specific aftercare requirements will be discussed at your consultation.


We are here to support you throughout your medical aesthetics journey, we believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the treatment itself. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact us at any time.

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