Thread vein Reduction


Thread veins – also known as spider or broken veins – are one of those physical characteristics you probably never think about until they appear on your body. Medically called ‘telangiectasia’, thread veins on the legs are very small blood vessels within the living layer of the skin (the dermis) that have become dilated and visible.


Very smalls ones are red – as they get bigger, the colours change through purple to red and then green.

Contrary to popular belief, the condition can strike at any age. As with the majority of medical conditions, thread veins are more common the older one gets, but that doesn’t stop young people from getting them if their genes determine they will.

What is the best treatment for Thread veins?

Do you suffer from little red veins on your face? You’re probably asking what’s the best treatment for thread veins? Or will they disappear on their own?


Firstly, if your thread veins have been around for 6 months of more, then they’re not likely to go by themselves. So you’re next option is to have them removed with a professional treatment.

At Nuuskinrevival we use the AW3 Combo IPL for this treatment.


IPL Treatment

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is an excellent treatment for thread vein removal. For thread veins on the face, then IPL works brilliantly well.  If the veins are very superficial, so by that I mean they are very visible at the top of the skin, IPL is perfect.


IPL uses a beam of light which is flashed into the skin at the thread vein.  The red blood absorbs the light and causes a heating effect, which then coagulates (breaks down) the blood vessel.  It’s your body’s own immune system which then mops up the particles left over.


Following IPL expect a little redness and maybe slight swelling, but these tend to disappear within hours.

If you have widespread veins to treat, then you may be looking at approximately 2 days for redness or swelling to go down.


What is the Typical IPL Treatment for Thread Vein?

The typical skin treatment course should be about 4-6 sessions, each session 30 days apart. Sessions can last anywhere from 15-20 minutes or up to an hour; this depends on how much skin needs to be treated.

Each treatment begins with a protective cooling gel being applied to the targeted area. This will help keep the top layer of the skin safe from the heat without preventing the IPL flashes from penetrating the skin.


Afterwards, the IPL device is pressed to the treated area and a flash of light is emitted into the skin. The IPL head is then moved across the treatment area emitting a flash at every different point.

The treatment ends with the skin being wiped clean.


All Fat Freeze require a consultation so we get to understand what you need, answer any questions you may have to ensure we are providing the best solution for you. This will be carried out at the time of your first treatment. Please allow an additional 30 mins for this on your first appointment booking.