Red blemishes: Thread veins

Had enough of your thread veins?

If thread veins are bothering you, or like our patient Susan, stopping you baring your legs in summer, then we would like to help. Our clinic has always been a pioneer in the treatment of red blemishes on the skin. So you can rely on the high quality of both our state-of-the-art lasers and the care of our specialist consultant and nurses in removing your thread veins safely. Please book your free consultation below to find out how laser treatment can help you.

Is this the right treatment for me?

Laser treatment is suitable for almost anyone but isn’t advisable when your skin is tanned. We can certainly treat you if your skin is naturally dark. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss the options and estimate how much it will cost. If we don’t believe you can get the results you’d like, we’ll tell you immediately.

How many treatments will I need?

Small blemishes may only need one treatment. We usually recommend a course treatments over a few months for larger months. As the appearance of the treated area may continue to improve over the following 3–4 months after treatments, we usually space them apart. We’ll advise how many treatments you’ll need at your free consultation.

What happens during treatment?

Your specialist nurse will meet you and guide you through each stage of the treatment. We may begin with different small test patches of different laser settings to see which gives the best results and take photos to monitor your progress.

How does it feel?

Most people describe the feeling of the laser on the skin as like being flicked by an elastic band or a small pin prick. We use an air cooling system to make it more comfortable and anaesthetic cream if needed. Our qualified medical team are able to offer local/general anaesthetics.

How does it work?

Laser light targets only the swollen blood vessels which consititute the PWS, leaving the unaffected, finer vessels behind. This reduces the colour of the PWS and stops bleeding points from forming.

What happens afterwards?

The treated area will show dark circular bruises, 7–10 millimetres in diameter, which fade in 1–2 weeks. The appearance of the treated area may continue to improve over the following 3–4 months. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all this and your aftercare at your free consultation.


  • Initial consultation

    • Free
  • Test Patch

    • £80
  • 5 minutes

    • £150
  • 10 minutes

    • £200
  • 15 minutes

    • £250

Book your free consultation

With every treatment you have, you'll be helping someone else too—100% of the proceeds go back into the NHS.