Best Thread Vein Clinics in London

harley street varicose veinsLooking to have thread veins treated? For good results, you want to be sure you’re selecting a good clinic where your needs will be fully understood and met. 

It’s not enough to assume that they all have to meet a certain standard. Surprisingly, there are no minimum standards for training, qualifications, experience or even insurance to protect you.

There are now many high street salons offering laser and IPL treatments such as hair removal and a number venture into using the same technology for treatment of other conditions such as spider veins or thread veins. Yet salon-based laser and IPL practitioners are usually not medically trained and it can be risky having skin and vein treatments which are normally considered to be more medical in nature.

So it’s important to choose carefully and find a clinic that specialises in thread vein treatment.

What should you look for in a vein treatment clinic? Here are a few suggestions that will help you to identify appropriate providers.

1/ Expert practitioners

There’s no substitute for medical training when it comes to diagnosing and treating veins. Thread veins and spider veins may seem to be primarily a cosmetic issue, but they are caused by inefficient or defective veins. This means that they are a vascular problem and therefore medical in nature.

Things to look for include:

  • Medical qualifications – doctor or surgeon
  • Additional training/expertise – specifically in vein treatments

At Cosmedics’ Vein Treatment Centre, all treatments are carried out by medically qualified personnel who have additional training and extensive experience in skin treatments, including those of a vascular nature. They have excellent track record in treating spider/thread veins on the face and body.

2/ Specialist clinic

A clinic specialising in vein treatments will be far more likely to have the practitioners, equipment, expertise and insurance to cater for conditions such as spider veins and thread veins. Don’t be afraid to ask for more information if there’s anything you’re not sure about.

At Cosmedics’ Vein Treatment Centre, there is a choice of 4 London-based treatment centres catering to facial and leg veins and vascular blemishes.

  1. Harley Street Clinic:
    41 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QH
  2. Putney Clinic:
    4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS
  3. South Kensington:
    The Smart Clinics, 30 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2JE
  4. City of London:
    42 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1JD

3/ Range of treatment options

One size does not fit all. Facial veins vs leg veins require a very different approach and technique. Veins also vary by size and complexity. Depending on the nature of your veins, a different treatment may be in order.

Look for a clinic that offers a choice of treatments.

Cosmedics’ London Vein Centre offers 3:

  1. Laser Treatment
    The sophisticated Harmony XL Pro Laser treatment is available at both London Vein Treatment Centres in Harley Street and Putney. As well as destroying the thread veins, the advanced laser energy also works to stimulate healing and cell renewal in the treated area for clearer-looking skin. It is a gentle and effective treatment for facial thread veins on the face and also deals with smaller spider veins on the legs.
  2. Injectable Treatment
    For larger thread veins (e.g. purple/blue leg veins), microsclerotherapy injections may be a preferable option. This treatment is available in all of the London Vein Treatment centres.
  3. Microcautery Treatment
    The company also offer micro-cautery treatment, which uses a special probe to deliver a short burst of intense heat in a very precise way in order to destroy thread veins and spider veins. This is a fast and effective treatment and is often used alongside other methods for a more comprehensive result

For more information, use the contact form on this page or call 020 7386 0464.