Facial Red Vein Removal - Veinwave

The science bit

What is Veinwave?

Veinwave uses the process of Thermocoagulation which seals the thread vein walls.  This process causes the thread vein walls to permanently disappear and is often used together with Sclerotherapy.


What are Facial Red Veins? The Science Bit

Red veins – often referred to as Telangiectasia – are usually found on the face but they can appear anywhere on the body, including your legs. They don’t cause any harm but some people find their appearance unattractive.

Broken blood vessels on the face are simply enlarged blood vessels that occur just beneath the surface of the skin.  Their red web-shaped appearance gives them the name they are often given: spider or thread veins.

What does Veinwave treatment involve?

Veinwave is a radio-frequency desktop device involving a pen-like needle holder into which an ultra-fine insulated needle is inserted, letting the practitioner target each individual vein for treatment. The needle-tip is inserted along the length of the vein but doesn’t penetrate it, and the micro sheath surrounding the needle protects the skin from damage.

Who is Veinwave Suitable For?

Veinwave treatment is suitable for men and women who have thread veins on their face or elsewhere.

How Long Does Veinwave Treatment Take?

Red vein removal treatment can take anything from 15 minutes for the face to 45 minutes for the legs.

Is There Any Discomfort?

There is some slight discomfort when the electrical current is introduced into the vein, but very little discomfort afterwards.

Is Facial Red Vein Treatment Safe?

Yes. Red veins on the face are suitable for the exact same treatment as larger varicose veins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Any Recovery Time Necessary?
Following the treatment, you will have a nettle rash-like appearance on the legs. If you’ve had veins in your face treated it will be a little red and swollen afterwards. Please don’t use any creams or make-up are applied for 4 hours afterwards. It’s vital to use a factor 50 sunblock on the area treated, to stop small areas of dry skin appearing.
What Are the Side Effects of Veinwave?
The area that’s been treated may be a little red and swollen afterwards. In very rare circumstances there can be some changes to the skin colour known as hypopigmentation, which means lightening of the skin colour, or hyperpigmentation, which involves darkening of the skin colour. This is a particular risk when you haven’t used a sun block after your treatment.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
The effects are permanent. If you are prone to thread veins they can appear in other areas, which can also be treated.
Are There Any Alternatives to Veinwave?
In certain cases, where there’s a lot of redness surrounding the veins, it may be more advisable to have a combination of Veinwave and Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
How Will I Feel?
Thread veins on your face can leave you feeling worn, looking older than you feel. The same goes for your legs, where they can easily spoil your enjoyment in that fab summer tan! Having them treated leaves your skin looking fresher and more youthful, a better colour without those nasty little red blemishes that show up so clearly, especially when your skin is paler in the winter.
Disclaimer: Results and patient experiences may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors including age, medical history, lifestyle and more.
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