Thread Vein Removal

Laser or injections for visible veins on the face or body

thread vein removal

Removing thread veins is now painless with the best laser and injection treatments.

The causes of thread veins vary, but they are most commonly a result of family history, smoking or sun exposure.

For the broken, red spider veins on the face and particularly the nose we use a cautery laser to remove the redness.

For the thread veins on the legs, our doctors generally use injectable treatments called sclerotherapy to remove the blueish red marks on the skin.

Prices for facial thread vein treatments start at £160

Costs for leg veins injections or laser treatment start at £250. Please contact us for information about treatment for varicose veins, which usually appear on the legs and appear lumpy and blue in colour.

ALL thread vein and spider vein removal procedures are done by doctors in a safe medical setting.

Website testimonials and photos represent the opinions and experiences of individual patients. Results may vary from person to person.

Thread Vein Removal Video

Before and After Thread Vein Treatment

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Removal of spider veins from the side of the nose. The skin looks clear and healthy after treatment.

Before and After Spider Vein Removal

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"Thank you, I just wish I'd had it done sooner!"

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A prominent thread vein was quickly removed from the cheek, making the complexion much clearer.

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A prominent thread vein removed from the nose.

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Red spot (telangiectasia / spider vein) on tip of nose removed by laser cautery.

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Thread veins on nose and upper lip removed painlessly with laser cautery.

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Blue/purple thread veins were removed from the thigh area for much clearer skin.

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"Can't believe it took me so long to sort this out. Next holiday, shorts!"

Before and After Leg Thread Vein Treatment

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A complex network of thread veins behind the knees were removed leaving skin appearing smooth and healthy-looking.

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Thread Vein Removal Treatment Prices

Thread Vein Removal costs per session Cost
Consultation £50 *
Facial thread vein removal (laser) from £160
Leg thread vein removal (laser) from £250-350
Leg thread vein removal (microsclerotherapy injections) from £250-£350

* Doctor Consultation for thread vein removal is £50 but this is redeemable against any cost of treatment on the day.

Please note the exact treatment cost depends on time and how much treatment is needed. A specific quotation will be given at consultation with the doctor.

Patient Review:

I was so glad to get rid of the red dots and marks around the edge of my nose


Private Doctor Consultation

Your consultation with a doctor will be completely private and without obligation. It will review your thread veins or spider veins in detail. The doctor will want to understand the cause and nature of your veins before recommending treatment. This includes how long you have had the veins, the possible cause, the spread of them and more.

Thread Vein Treatment

Thread veins typically occur on the face, nose, legs and body.

Face and nose thread veins or spider veins:

  • usually red veins
  • often caused by excessive sun damage,smoking or due to family genes
  • these are treated by laser to seal off these unsightly blemishes

Leg thread veins

  • that are an unsightly blue-reddy colour
  • often found on the back of the knee, thighs and lower legs
  • treated by an injection called sclerotherapy that seals off the veins
  • can take a few weeks before the results are seen as the vessels need to dissolve
  • this treatment is best done in the autumn, winter and spring as tight stockings are generally needed to be worn for a week afterwards

Who would benefit from thread vein removal treatments?

Anyone with unsightly or embarrassing veins or spider veins on their legs or face.

How much is treatment?

Treatment prices start at £160, but this would be confirmed at your consultation with the doctor. It is important to note that sometimes more than one session is required to get long lasting results and sometimes a maintenance session is required.

Which is the best treatment – laser or sclerotherapy?

Laser is used mainly for thin, small lines on the face and occasionally on the legs. Sclerotherapy is better for larger bluey-red-purple thread veins on the legs.

Do the thread vein treatments hurt?

No. Only, a mild scratch-like discomfort that is over in seconds (sclerotherapy) or a quick sting (laser).

What results would I see?

The thread veins would be removed and blemish-free skin revealed, giving you the confidence to wear what you want.

Occasionally a few treatment sessions are required to get optimal results normally about a month apart.

The results can last for up to a few years before the natural skin effects means that sometimes they recur or new veins appear due to the skins natural tendency to form these veins.

Can I return to work and normal activities?

In most cases ‘yes’.

Do I have to wear stockings?

To ensure long lasting results it is important to note that clients who have leg scelotherapy treatment should wear compression class 2 stockings for a minimum of 48 hour post treatment but can be worn for up to 1 month post treatment. These are soon to be available to purchase at our Putney clinic or on line but can also be purchased at chemists.

Are there any side-effects from the thread vein treatment?

Occasionally you get some bruising and redness which settles in a week or so. Rarely some light brown marks can be left where the vein once was, but this normally settles.

Are thread vein removal treatments available on the NHS?

No it is classed as a cosmetic treatment and therefore not covered on the NHS.

What should I expect after treatment?

Patients often experience some redness afterwards from a few days to 1-2 weeks according to how many veins are needed to be treated and those with fairer skin types typically take a bit longer to recover. Lots of moisturising is advised afterwards and application of sunblock.

To book your Thread Vein removal treatment, please call

020 7386 0464

Contact Us for more information


I will like to have the treatment done


    We will ask an advisor to email you. Alternatively, please call 020 7386 0464 or email A consultation fee of £50 applies for thread vein removal, which is redeemable against the price of treatment.

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I have many areas of thread veins over both my legs. Is the cost of £250 – £350 for a whole treatment or just one area.

Pam Ashton

    This price is a guide – exact treatment cost will depend on time and how much treatment is needed, which is assessed in consultation with our doctor and quoted at that time. If you’d like to send a photo of your thread veins to we may be able to give a more accurate guide on the likely cost of treatment before you visit.

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Can this treatment be done when breastfeeding?


    Sorry, we don’t offer any treatments whilst patients are pregnant or breastfeeding. Many patients find thread veins appearing or getting worse during pregnancy. Once nursing is finished, please book an appointment with one of our doctors to examine them and advise the most appropriate course of action for treatment.

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Thread vein removal on the nose & cheeks

William charlton

    Thank you, your enquiry has been forwarded to our customer liaison team, who will contact you via email.

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Can thread veins on the face be removed whilst pregnant?

Annabel horton

    They can in principle, but we tend to wait until after pregnancy as we don’t like to do any procedures during pregnancy.

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I have thread veins on my upper chest area and would dearly like to get rid of these. Why is there no mention of the chest area?


    Thank you for your enquiry. The technique for treating these will depend according to the type of thread veins. Please could you email a photo in confidence to and we’ll ask a doctor for some advice. This doesn’t replace a consultation, but should give you an idea as to what’s involved.

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What laser do you use? Does cautery refer to electrolysis, or IPL, KTP, PDL, Yag etc?


    Cautery is the ablation of the veins with a special electrosurgical device.

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I’m deciding between laser treatment or the foam injections for a few small areas of thread veins on my legs and wonder if you could advise which treatment would be better? Are they both permanent solutions? Is there a reason why the foam injections are performed on the legs rather than laser treatment?



    In general, laser treatment would suit smaller thread veins, sclerotherapy for larger ones, while foam sclerotherapy can be used to treat smaller varicose veins or blue veins in the legs.
    Normally a doctor or vascular consultant would need to recommend which treatment would be most appropriate, based on the size and nature of the veins. If you wish, you can email a photo to and we will try to give some advice from that – this doesn’t replace a face to face consultation, but many patients find it helpful to get an idea in advance of their appointment.

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