Thread Veins / Redness

Thread veins or Rosacea / Face redness causes a range of symptoms, although not everyone will experience them all.

Most people with rosacea have periods when their symptoms are particularly troublesome, followed by periods when their symptoms are less so.

The main symptoms of Thread veins or Rosacea include:

  • flushing
  • persistent facial redness
  • visible blood vessels
  • papules and pustules
  • thickened skin

Other symptoms associated with rosacea include:

  • sensitive skin – burning, itching, stinging and pain
  • dry, rough skin
  • raised red patches (plaques) on your skin
  • facial swelling (lymphoedema)

Thread Veins can become visible an the face and legs as well as other areas of the body. These can be unsightly, however are easily removed using out Nd:YAG laser.

Preparation for laser treatments including for Thread vein or Rosacea.

Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to treatment and after laser treatment. This includes sunbeds. Fake tan should be clear prior to treatment. 

A test Patch is required prior to treatment. This is to establish the laser parameters and ensure no adverse reaction to the skin.  This could be enough to remove small thread veins, but if you have a larger area to treat then you’ll need a full treatment session.


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