Thread Vein Removal with IPL

IPL Laser Treatment is suitable for those looking for Thread Vein removal or Blood Spot Removal and is easily treated here at The Grove Skin Clinic Swansea

What are thread veins?

Vascular disorders ( as they are medically described) such as thread veins (often called spider veins), cherry spots and broken capillaries, either red or bluish in colour are a common theme amongst people with lighter skin tones.

Areas commonly affected are the face, neck, chest and lower extremities such as the legs, ankles and feet. Rosacea affects the face, typically on the cheeks and bridge of the nose.

The system we use here at The Grove Skin Clinic are used by professionals worldwide, are FDA cleared and pass stringent testing and inspections to be badged as CE marked medical products.

How does thread vein removal work?

Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots are conditions where small veins become visible on the skin’s surface.

During treatment by laser and light systems, energy is absorbed by the blood vessels that make up these imperfections. This absorption process breaks down the vessel walls, and following an effective treatment the body recognises these broken vessels as waste and removes them from the skin naturally.

Often only a single treatment is required to close veins or clear the imperfection. During treatment the smaller veins immediately contract and disappear, whereas larger vessels coagulate and are absorbed in due course.

How long does the IPL Laser Treatment take?

Each treatment is different depending on the area being treated but on average between 15-30 minutes.

Does thread vein removal hurt?

It is a very well tolerated treatment, patients describe it as an elastic band flick, it lasts seconds.

Are there any side effects?

If a large area is treated there can some times be a small amount of redness visible for a little while after and the area can feel a little warm.

Is there any aftercare needed?

  • A cold flannel can be used if the area is warm.
  • Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medication for 7 days after treatment this is to ensure the treatment is as successful as possible.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for at leat two hours before and after treatment.
  • Try to avoid using make up for the rest of the day unless it is our JI mineral based make up
  • Do not use harsh skincare products for two days after treatment.
  • Avoid tanning beds or sunbathing for at least 7 days after treatment.

What is the cost of thread vein removal?

Sessions start at £70 for an area, if individual spots or single veins need treated then treatment is £5 a shot of the IPL.


Other Laser Treatments available:

IPL Laser Hair Removal 

Skin Rejuvenation with IPL

Acne Treatment with IPL


Watch this short video of the treatment taking place: