Thread Vein Removal

by Advanced Vascular Candela Nd-Yag Laser

Treatment By

Laser Specialist

Treatment Type

Advanced Vascular Candela Nd-Yag Laser



Treatment Time

15 – 30 Minutes

Results Seen

After 1-4 sessions



Thread vein removal at our Leamington Spa Clinic is a non-invasive treatment using the Advanced Vascular Candela Nd-Yag Laser for safe and effective removal. Threads veins are small clusters of blue or red veins that can appear on the face or just about any part of the body. Sometimes known as spider veins, they do not cause any known issues but are often removed for cosmetic reasons. The Candela GentleMax Pro is a fantastic medical laser machine and we have used this for many years.

Treatment Areas

  • Rosacea
  • Couperose
  • Campell de Morgan Spots
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Red moles
  • Small Haemangioma
  • Vascular lesions
  • Telangiectasia
  • Thread veins on the face
  • Thread veins on the body
  • Spider veins on the face
  • Spider veins on the body

Treatment Benefits

  • Reduction of unsightly thread veins, spider veins and vascular lesions

  • Quick laser procedure

  • Performed by a laser specialist or doctor

  • Excellent cosmetic results

  • Suitable for the face

  • Suitable for all skin types

What are thread veins? 

Thread veins, also known as spider veins or telangiectasias, are small, thin, and dilated blood vessels that appear close to the surface of the skin. They are usually red, blue, or purple in color and can be seen as fine lines or web-like patterns. These veins are called “thread veins” due to their appearance resembling tiny threads or spider webs. Luckily, these veins can be easily removed at Eve Clinics using the Candela GentleMax Pro, an advanced vascular medical grade laser that is both safe and effective in reducing the appearance of all types of vascular imperfections. 

Thread veins commonly occur on the legs, face (particularly on the cheeks and nose), and other parts of the body. They are often a cosmetic concern rather than a medical issue. However, in some cases, they may cause mild discomfort or itching. 

Several factors can contribute to the development of thread veins, including: 

  1. Genetics: A family history of thread veins may increase the likelihood of developing them.
  2. Age: As people age, the skin and blood vessels can become weaker, making thread veins more likely to appear.
  3. Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, especially during pregnancy or menopause, can contribute to their formation.
  4. Sun exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can weaken blood vessel walls and lead to the appearance of thread veins.
  5. Injuries or trauma: Injuries to the skin or previous medical procedures can cause thread veins to form.

While thread veins are generally harmless, some people may seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. Various treatment options are available, including laser therapy, sclerotherapy (injection of a solution to close the vein), and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, among others. Each procedure comes a varied level of discomfort and downtime. 

Our esteemed Skin and Aesthetic Clinic in Leamington Spa, offers advanced and effective solutions for thread vein removal using the state-of-the-art Candela GentleMax Pro system. Our highly trained and experienced team of professionals is committed to providing safe and reliable treatments, helping you achieve flawless and rejuvenated skin. 

Benefits of Candela GentleMax Pro for Thread Vein Removal: 

The Candela GentleMax Pro is an innovative and versatile laser system that delivers excellent results for thread vein removal. Some of the key benefits include: 

  1. Precision: The GentleMax Pro targets thread veins with extreme accuracy, leaving surrounding skin and tissues unharmed.
  2. Versatility: This advanced system can treat thread veins on various skin types and colors, making it suitable for a wide range of patients. We can also treat large clusters of thread veins up to 3mm maximum in diameter. 
  3. Minimal Discomfort: The treatment involves minimal discomfort, and our skilled practitioners ensure a comfortable experience. The treatment comes with a cooling system, aiming to reduce the discomfort. 
  4. Quick and Efficient: Candela GentleMax Pro can efficiently treat multiple thread veins in a short amount of time, allowing you to resume your daily activities promptly.
  5. No Downtime: Unlike surgical procedures, there is no downtime associated with the treatment. You can return to your routine right after the session. However, you may have for a short time have a little bit of redness on the area treated or the veins treated may look slightly bruised, so if you have to attend important events you may want to reschedule your appointment. 
  6. Safe and FDA-approved: The Candela GentleMax Pro is a well-established and FDA-approved system, providing a reliable and safe treatment option.


The Procedure Process: 

  1. Consultation: Your journey towards thread vein removal begins with a thorough consultation, assessment, and patch test. During this session, our expert practitioner or laser specialist will assess your veins, discuss your medical history, and understand your treatment goals. This information helps create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You’ll also be informed about any potential risks and side effects. During your consultation we will also conduct a patch test to ensure you are suitable for treatment.
  2. Preparation: On the day of your treatment, our practitioner will clean the target area and provide protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light. 
  3. Laser Application: The Candela GentleMax Pro emits precise laser energy that targets the hemoglobin in the thread veins, causing them to coagulate and collapse. This process seals off the veins, redirecting the blood flow through healthier vessels, and gradually fades the thread veins.
  4. Post-Treatment Care: After the procedure, our laser specialist will provide you with post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results and reduce any potential side effects. It is essential to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure and follow the recommended aftercare routine.

Suitability for Treatment: 

Candela GentleMax Pro is generally safe for most individuals seeking thread vein removal. Suitable candidates for this treatment include those who: 

  1. The veins to be treated are no larger than 3mm in diameter. 
  2. Have visible thread veins on their face or body.
  3. 3. Do not have any serious underlying health conditions that may interfere with the treatment.
  4. 4. Have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
  5. 5. Are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  6. Are not taking photosensitive medications.
  7. Are not tanned. 


At our Skin and Aesthetic Clinic in Leamington Spa, we take pride in providing effective thread vein removal solutions using the Candela GentleMax Pro system. With its precision, versatility, and minimal discomfort, this FDA-approved treatment is designed to offer outstanding results without any downtime. If you’re looking to restore your skin’s natural beauty and eliminate unsightly spider veins, book a consultation with our expert team and take the first step towards refreshed, flawless skin. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Candela GentleMax Pro using the Advanced Vascular Medical Nd-Yag Laser is a safe and well-tolerated procedure. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some potential risks and side effects to consider. These may include: 

Temporary Redness or Swelling: Mild redness and swelling are common immediately after the procedure but should subside within a short period. 

Blistering or Bruising: In rare cases, some patients may experience blistering or bruising at the treatment site. These typically resolve on their own without intervention. 

Skin Discolouration: Although uncommon, some patients may notice temporary changes in skin colour (either lighter or darker) in the treated area. This discolouration usually fades over time. 

Scarring: While extremely rare, there is a minimal risk of scarring, especially if proper aftercare instructions are not followed. 

Infection: To minimise the risk of infection, it is crucial to keep the treated area clean and avoid touching it unnecessarily. 

During your consultation, our experienced laser specialist will thoroughly discuss these potential side effects and address any concerns you may have. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we take every precaution to ensure a positive treatment experience. 

The treated thread veins will be effectively removed, but new ones may develop over time due to various factors like genetics and lifestyle. However, most patients experience long-lasting results after their Candela GentleMax Pro treatment. 

The procedure is generally well-tolerated, and most patients report minimal discomfort during the treatment. The Candela GentleMax Pro system incorporates a cooling mechanism that helps keep the skin comfortable throughout the session. 

The number of sessions required depends on the severity of your thread veins and your individual response to the treatment. During your consultation, our specialist will assess your skin and discuss a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. 

No, there is typically no downtime after thread vein removal with Candela GentleMax Pro. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment. However, it’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our team. 

After the treatment, it is advisable to avoid vigorous exercise, hot baths, saunas, swimming pools and excessive sun exposure for a few days. Our specialist will provide you with detailed post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results. 

The Candela GentleMax Pro is a state-of-the-art laser system used for various aesthetic treatments, including thread vein removal. It combines two different lasers, the 755 nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser, allowing for versatile and effective treatments for all skin types. We at Eve Clinics have used Candela products for years so fully trust their efficiency. 

The duration of a session can vary depending on the size and location of the thread veins being treated. However, most sessions last between 15 to 30 minutes. 

We will provide you with specific instructions to follow before your treatment. This may include avoiding sun exposure, certain medications, or skincare products that could increase sensitivity to the laser as retinoids or TCA peelings.  

The Candela GentleMax Pro is designed to be safe for various skin types, including darker skin tones. However, a consultation is necessary to determine if the treatment is suitable for your specific skin condition. 

Before the procedure begins, we will thoroughly cleanse the area being treated. You will be provided with protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light. 

During the treatment, the handheld Candela GentleMax Pro device will be gently placed over the targeted area. You may feel a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band as the laser pulses on the skin. The built-in cooling system will help alleviate any discomfort, ensuring a relatively comfortable experience. 

Yes, the Candela GentleMax Pro can effectively treat thread veins on various parts of the body, including the face, legs, thighs, ankles, and other areas with visible thread veins. 


Varicose veins 

Veins larger than 3mm or deep clusters may not be suitable for laser treatment and will require the medical attention using small injections with chemical solution or foam directly in the veins called sclerotherapy.  

This is the most common treatment for improving the cosmetic appearance of the varicose veins. Also, the sclerotherapy is performed to treat the symptoms of swelling, aching, burning and heavy legs for those people with varicose veins.  

The results of the sclerotherapy are long term or permanent, depending how large and deep the varicose veins are. You may need multiple sessions for optimum results.  

Immediately after sclerotherapy, you need to use stockings for up to one week and reduce the activity, swimming pool, hot bath or sauna, for couple of days.  

The recovery time after sclerotherapy may involve bruising for 2-4 weeks.  

At Eve Clinics the sclerotherapy is performed by the surgeon, please see more information: 


Often, during the initial consultation, after assessment, if the varicose veins are too large, we may advise you to have the surgery, as the sclerotherapy or the laser may not be effective.  

Before and After

Thread Vein Removal - BeforeThread Vein Removal - After

I couldn’t recommend Eve Clinics enough. They are extremely professional and their level of expertise is unmatchedThe staff made me feel at ease during each session. The results are great and I will be returning for other treatments!