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Thread Veins

Whilst completely harmless to your health, thread veins are often regarded as an unflattering sight. Men and women can feel quite frustrated and embarrassed when these appear on the legs or face.

Thread veins, often known as broken or spider veins, are tiny red, blue or purple lines just below the skin. They are veins that have become dilated and more easily visible through thinner, usually older skin. They measure no more than 1-2mm in thickness, and shouldn’t be confused with varicose veins, which bulge outwards from the skin, and are regarded as a more serious medical condition.

  before thread vein treatment

Before and after treatment images of Thread veins at MediZen, Birmingham.

It is hard to say precisely what causes thread veins, but we know that they seem to run in families and commonly appear during pregnancy (possibly due to high levels of oestrogen). Anyone can experience them on any part of the body.

We find lots of people who are looking for ways to remove thread veins and feel less conscious about their appearance. We have a range of solutions to give you clearer, vein-free skin, which we recommend depending on the area of treatment.

Some of these treatments include Laser or Intense Pulsed Light (for leg or facial veins) or Advanced Electrolysis (for facial thread veins).  Which treatment will give you the best thread vein removal results will be discussed with you during your free consultation.

Treat Thread Veins at MediZen with the following recommended Treatments

Laser Thread Vein Removal

Laser Thread Vein Removal is a quick and simple treatment to remove fine thread veins and general facial redness that arise on your face, or for the treatment of spider veins on the legs. Using a process known as ‘Photojuvenation’, we can use light energy to heat the area treated, removing thread veins whilst ensuring that we don't damage the surrounding tissue.

Advanced Electrolysis

Advanced Electrolysis is one of the quickest, easiest ways of removing age spots, facial thread veins, skin tags, warts, milia, and other various skin blemishes in a safe and effective manner and provides an alternative to Cryotherapy, which we also use at MediZen.


3JUVE combines the UK's three most popular, non-invasive anti-ageing technologies to reduce the three main symptoms that ageing skin can exhibit: Lines and wrinkles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation and a loss of firmness and elasticity. Utilising a simple three-step treatment, 3JUVE provides optimum stimulation of your skin (the dermis and epidermis), resulting in unprecedented collagen renewal and an even skin tone.

Interested in Thread Veins Treatment at MediZen?

Call us on 0121 308 4373 and a member of our team will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.