Facial Thread Veins Removal
Short Wave Diathermy (or electro-coagulation as it is sometimes called) is a very effective method for treating Thread Veins and Spider Veins on the face. A very fine needle is used to prick the skin over the thread veins and spider veins and then an electrical current is passed through the vein which is heated and sealed. Over the course of a few weeks, the vein withers and disperses and becomes much less noticeable. A mild anaesthetic cream is used to numb the area prior to treatment.
Skin conditions can be treated with SWD:
- Facial Thread Veins (neck and Decollette areas)
- Cherry Angioma moles
Post treatment side effects?
After treatment the skin may be pink or puffy in more sensitive areas but this will settle in a few hours. A healing process then starts and the final results will be apparent 4 to 8 weeks after treatment. The success rate for short wave diathermy to facial spider veins and thread veins is 95%.
Can you get thread vein treatment on the NHS?
What is the best Thread Tein treatment?
- Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. They are usually not painful or harmful, but some people may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons.
- Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs, or branches. People sometimes also refer to them as thread veins.
- A range of treatments can remove spider veins or reduce their appearance.
- In the legs, spider veins can occur when the valves inside the veins stop working properly.
- Veins carry blood back to the heart. To prevent blood from flowing backward, they contain a one-way valve that closes once the blood passes through it.
- If this valve weakens or becomes damaged, the blood may struggle to flow in the correct direction, and it can begin to pool inside the vein. Over time, this can cause a bulge in the vein that branches out, resulting in spider veins.
- Spider veins on the face are often the result of tiny blood vessels bursting. Increased pressure or sun damage can cause this to occur.
Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins
Spider veins and varicose veins are different forms of a medical condition called venous insufficiency. In the legs, both conditions result from having weakened or damaged valves in the veins. However, the two issues have different symptoms.
Spider Veins are usually small, thin lines that may be flat or only slightly raised. They are often blue, red, or purple. Although they can cause some discomfort, they are painless most of the time.
Varicose Veins are larger and deeper than spider veins. They may also appear lumpy or twisted and are usually flesh-colored or red.
Depending on their severity, varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms. These may include:
- Swelling of the legs or ankles
- An achy or heavy feeling in the legs
Varicose Veins may also increase a person’s risk of blood clots and circulation problems.
Factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing spider veins include:
- Genetics: Up to90%of people with spider veins have a family history of them.
- Pregnancy: Increased blood moving through the body in addition to the extra weight of the fetus places more pressure on leg veins during pregnancy. Some women notice that spider veins disappear after pregnancy, but they can be permanent.
- Being female: Spider veins tend to affect women more often than men.
- Being older: The valves in veins tend to get weaker over time. The calf muscles, which help support the veins in the legs and enable them to pump blood upward, may also lose some of their strength as a person ages.
- Being overweight: Extra body weight can place added pressure on leg veins.
- Hormones: Hormonal birth control and hormonal treatments for menopause may increase the risk of spider veins because estrogen can weaken vein valves.
- Sitting or standing for extended periods: Veins in the legs have to work harder to pump blood up toward the heart when a person remains in the same position for several hours at a time.
- A previous blood clot
|Facial Thread Veins Removal (SWD)||Duration||Prices (from)|
|Nose||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|
|Cheeks||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|
|Decollette||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|
|Cherry Angiomas (Red Moles) removal|
|Face||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|
|Neck||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|
|Body||15min – 30min||£80 – £140|