thread veins on cheek

Treating Thread Veins

What are thread veins?

Thread veins, also known as spider veins or telangiectasia, can be really frustrating diminish self-confidence. These are delicate, visible blood vessels, commonly found on the face and legs. They can be influenced by genetics, aging, sun exposure, and hormonal changes.

While generally harmless, many seek thread vein removal for cosmetic reasons. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have paved the path for effective removal procedures.

Treating Thread Veins

When treating thread veins, we advise that you come in for a consult so that we can assess the area to ensure that there are no varicose veins nearby. We will assess the area as well as the vein size in order to provide treatment recommendations. If there are varicose veins close to the thread veins we normally do not recommend going forward with treatment. However if there are no varicose veins we can proceed with treatment using our Motus Laser. Smaller thread veins can be treated using Intense Pulsed Light therapy.

What is the Motus Laser?

MOTUS AY by DEKA is a new system that combines Alexandrite with Nd:YAG to help get rid of the deeper veins on the body. The laser energy penetrates into the blood lesion causing it to coagulate and be naturally reabsorbed into the body, thus removing the thread vein.

What is IPL Therapy?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy employs broad-spectrum light to achieve similar results. The unwanted cells are targeted and heated up by the light, causing them to coagulate and be reabsorbed into the body.



Downtime varies from 12 – 24 hours and if necessary, treatment can be repeated after 4 – 6 weeks depending on the veins being treated. Sometimes the treated area can feel sunburnt, a cold flannel gently pressed on to the area can be used to relieve discomfort. If the area feels itchy, Aloe Vera can be applied. Heated acitivies such as saunas, steam, very hot baths or showers are to be avoided. Sun exposure is to be avoided and SPF applied if you are going to be in the sun.

In conclusion, thread veins can be easily and quickly removed with these advanced techniques and you can bare your skin with confidence again.


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