Small blood vessels that flow near the skin’s surface on the face are called thread veins. They resemble tiny red lines, or sometimes purple or blue ones. They appear as a result of expanded blood vessels, which give the veins a fractured appearance. Telangiectasia is the medical word for them.

Thread veins, often known as spider veins, can be found anywhere on the body but are most frequently found on the face and legs. With the proper guidance and care, this illness may be treated swiftly and successfully in anyone at any age. Though not harmful, facial thread veins can lower your self-esteem if they are not removed. Thread veins can be an indication of an underlying medical disease in rare situations, and early treatment yields better results, thus it is always preferable to seek the opinion of a medical practitioner.


Facial thread veins are also known as spider veins or broken veins on the face. They are visible red blood vessels that form near the skin’s surface. They are most commonly found around the nose, cheeks, and chin and grow more visible with age.


There are many causes of having facial thread veins:


  • Sun damage caused by repeated UVA exposure (the Sun or sun beds)
  • Temperature extremes
  • Changes in hormones during pregnancy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Genetic problem
  • Steroid creams for the skin

Rosacea, a prevalent skin ailment, has also been linked to visible veins on the face.


Without treatment, these veins will not dissolve and will likely grow more visible with time.

What is the best Thread Vein Removal Treatment for Facial Thread veins?

  1. Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments

One of the most successful procedures for removing facial veins is laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. The therapy includes directing light from outside the skin towards the veins, which destroys the vein and induces the body to eliminate it.

The purpose of Intense Pulsed Light therapy treatment is to restore beautiful skin by minimizing the appearance of spider veins and other bothersome face redness concerns.

IPL therapy delivers gentle pulses of broadband light into your skin. During a 5-10-minute IPL photo facial session at our San Diego facility using the Lumen is M22 laser, your blood absorbs these light pulses until your facial veins diminish and finally collapse. Furthermore, overlaying pigmentation (brown patches) is removed from the skin. Side effects are mild and short-lived, like with PDL.


The end effect is clean, invigorated, and gorgeous skin!


Pulsed Dye Lasers (PDL)


Vbeam or Cynergy pulsed dye laser treatment is particularly successful for bothersome spider veins on or around the nose, cheekbones, and even the chest.


Your skin and blood vessels weaken with age and sun exposure, enabling these ugly veins to become bigger and more noticeable. This may make you appear older than you are. The PDL is a non-invasive vein therapy that transmits penetrating laser light energy into undesirable face veins, which absorb the light until the blood vessel is damaged, to help eliminate these facial veins.

A single treatment at our San Diego facility is frequently enough to provide the desired outcomes, although this depends on the severity of your problem. Regardless of how many vein treatments you have, the benefits are evident – reduced face redness and less visible broken veins, giving you a more youthful look!


Advanced Electrolysis

Advanced electrolysis is a well-known and trustworthy form of thread vein therapy. It uses an electric current to eliminate thread veins. A very little heated sterile needle is inserted into the skin above the thread vein, and the current warm up the fractured veins, causing them to cauterize (similar to IPL). Diathermy is the term for this procedure.


Another Advanced Electrolysis procedure is to inject the needle directly into the vein, particularly if the vein is deeper or broader. This is known as a ‘Blend,’ because it causes the vein to collapse and vanish. Scabbing may also occur.

Therma vein and Vein wave

Therma vein and Vein wave are newer therapies for thread veins. They employ the same concepts and processes as sophisticated electrolysis, however, they are only branded devices.


They both employ a sterile needle to heat and coagulate the blood artery in the same manner as Advanced Electrolysis does. The electrical current utilized, however, is somewhat different and less harsh on the skin. Because these devices do not inject the needle, they are less successful in deeper or larger veins. Better alternatives include IPL, laser, and advanced electrolysis.


FAQs about the treatment of facial threads veins.


Am I a candidate for treatment?

Most people can benefit from the treatment; however, those with fair skin have the best outcomes and fewer adverse effects. The best results are found with facial thread veins, spider veins, and rosacea.



How does the therapy feel?

The treatment is moderately painful, but there is no need for an aesthetic, and the operation is fairly short. The sensations vary, but most describe it as a very rapid hot pin prick.


Are there any negative outcomes?

For a few hours after treatment, the region may feel heated. Some delicate skin regions, such as the cheeks or décolleté, may become red and swollen for up to 48 hours. Though extremely unlikely, a tiny blister may occur and there may be transient lightening or darkening of the skin.