Thread Veins

Our skin experts at Light Touch Clinic specialise in the effective treatment and removal of thread veins (spider veins).

About Thread Veins

Small veins that become visible towards the surface of the skin are often known as thread veins or spider veins. These small veins can often appear as red or purple thread-like strands, running through the skin on the various areas of the face or body. Thread veins can affect any person, at any age and can often link their development to stress or trauma to the skin, as well as exposure to the sun or from certain medical conditions.

Visible veins on the legs or face are the result of enlarged vessels that are closer to the skin than other veins in the body. The likelihood of developing thread veins on the legs can be increased if you often stand for long periods, or have experienced weight gain. Facial thread veins are often caused by long-term skin inflammation (such as with Rosacea) or as a result of exposure to the sun and/or alcohol consumption – these commonly develop on the nose, cheeks, and chin.

We make treating thread veins simple at Light Touch Clinic. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is the clinic’s preferred method of laser thread vein removal, it is backed by fantastic results. Book your free consultation with one of our experts today to speak to us about how we can help with thread vein treatment.

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Recommended Treatments


Intense pulsed light treatment that helps uneven skin tone and rejuvenates the skin by reducing pigmentation and thread (spider) veins.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP treatment harnesses the power of your own blood in order to treat a variety of concerns. PRP can be used to improve the appearance of ageing skin, skin injuries and scars.

Polynucleotides Skin Rejuvenation

Polynucleotide injections offer patients an entirely new form of anti-ageing injectables, reversing the signs of ageing and skin damage from within.

Microsclerotherapy Vein Treatment

Microsclerotherapy uses a very fine needle to inject a small quantity of diluted “sclerosant” into the thread veins which causes them to shrink and disappear.

Short Wave Diathermy

Short Wave Diathermy, also known as electro-coagulation or electro cautery, eliminates vascular anomalies on the surface of the skin through a process called electrolysis.

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Why Choose Light Touch Clinic?

Our clients choose our multi award-winning Surrey based clinic because we offer:


Outstanding yet natural results


Highly qualified expert therapists


Clean and comfortable environment


Friendly and relaxed atmosphere