Removal of facial veins
Thread veins, spider veins, rosacea, vascular blemishes, spider naevi, telangiectasia: there are lots of words to describe facial veins, but what matters more is the impact they can have on us. If unsightly facial veins are getting you down, come to Bodyvie and try our revolutionary ThermaVein treatment.
ThermaVein is a highly effective treatment that uses advanced technology to target veins. This clever technology uses a unique process called thermocoagulation, which seals the thread vein walls, causing them to disappear. Thermocoagulation is a kind of high-frequency microwave energy, delivered to each individual vein using a fine skin probe.
The technology has existed in the medical industry for nearly 15 years. It is a fantastic alternative to traditional IPL and laser treatments allowing much more precise targeting of veins.
After an in-depth consultation to help us understand your requirements, your Bodyvie aesthetician will use ThermaVein to target individual veins. The treatment takes around 15-20 minutes. Note that ThermaVein is not able to prevent the formation of new veins, but if these do appear, they can be treated in the same way. Each treatment may vary from one person to another.
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Duration of results
No. of treatments
1 - 3
Treatment (on the same area as 1st treatment only)
Following treatment patients might experience the following: (mild) discomfort, redness, swelling, dryness, blistering, microcrusts, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation (in some cases this can take up to 12 months to improve), scarring or indentation.
Skin will feel warm post-treatment but should calm down quite quickly; this can vary due according to individual skin type and sensitivity. In the days following treatment some larger vessels may still appear to be visible – this is a normal occurrence and the vessels will gradually be broken down by the body and fade away. Some dryness and tiny microcrusts may occur over a few days and may last from 2-4 weeks, this is a normal response. Downtime for treatment on legs and body areas will be longer than that of the
face, which tends to recover much faster.
Treatment is very quick and should only take around 15-20 minutes.
Thermavein is almost painless, although some areas tend to be more sensitive. In these sensitive areas pain will be minimal and the sensation has been compared to having a hair plucked.
Patients will see thread veins immediately disappear as the treatment is administered. Depending on how the veins respond 1-3 sessions may be required. This treatment does stop the formation of new veins and should these appear, they can be treated in the same way.