IPL Thread Vein Treatments

What are Thread Veins?

Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are superficial red, purple or blue veins often appearing around the nose and across the cheeks chin and chest. This happens when veins dilate, enlarge and become visible through the transparency of the skin.

Thread veins can be a result of the following factors:

  • hereditary
  • damage through sun exposure, wind and the extremes of temperature
  • overuse of steroid creams
  • certain auto immune conditions
  • ageing process
  • part of a skin condition such as rosacea

Thread veins are effectively and quickly treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL), without risk, in just a few easy treatments.

At The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic our expertise, care, and technology will:

  • Reduce facial redness and blushing
  • Clear broken veins or red spots
  • Leave you with clearer, brighter, younger looking skin

When you book we charge a £20 booking fee to secure your appointment which is, of course, deducted from the cost of your treatment.

How does the IPL treatment work on thread veins?

The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic’s IPL laser system emits light which is absorbed by the blood vessels, heating them to the point where they are destroyed. The vessels then quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving hardly a trace or no trace of the original lesion.

During your IPL session, a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption. The light is pulsed over the treatment area, after which the chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.

How many IPL treatments are necessary?

In most clients’ cases, The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic recommends three to four treatments to achieve the best results – small lesions may clear in a single session. For general redness and rosacea five or more treatments may be required. Repeat sessions are recommended every four to six weeks.
Treatment is quick and can be just 10 minutes for a single lesion or up to 45 minutes for a larger area.

How long do the results last?

Results are long-lasting. After your IPL treatment, most thread veins will disappear but some may re-occur, less prominently, a few days later. Further treatments will ensure these vessels disappear without likely recurrence.

Clients who have a tendency towards facial redness are more likely to have new veins appearing in the future requiring treatment which our recommended maintenance sessions will monitor.



Skin conditions are very common – about 14% of consultations with GPs are for skin conditions. They can also be the cause of much frustration, worry, and affect self-confidence.

The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic’s IPL laser technology offers a long-term solution to many stubborn skin conditions for men and women of all ethnicities and skin types and is suitable for most areas of the face and body. We have particular expertise in treating sun damage and skin pigmentation, thread veins and acne.

The demand for intense pulsed light (IPL) laser skincare treatments is at an all-time high. This is not surprising as traditional medication and treatments can be painful, ineffective and expensive!

At The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic, we have chosen the industry-leading NRG ICE laser system – the only IPL system on the market that works on all skin colours and types. The built in ICE cold system ensures pain-free, speedy results from your course of treatments.

We have chosen DermaPen™ as it prompts the natural release of the skin’s collagen and elastin for amazing anti-aging benefits, all without the need for surgery. It is the UK’s leading non-surgical skin regeneration treatment due to its effectiveness and safety.

You can choose from The Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic’s extensive range of IPL skin rejuvenation and DermaPen™ treatments which we recommend for fine line and wrinkle removal, thread veins, skin pigmentation, sun damaged skin, age spots, acne, acne scarring and most treatable skin conditions.

Our expert therapist will advise you on the most effective treatment for your skin condition. Our skill and care will look after your needs, applying a dedicated course of treatment to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and rejuvenated.

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Inch Loss and Fat Reduction Laser LipoSculpture (also known as Laser Lipolysis) is a new, non-invasive, painless, safe form of inch loss treatment which gives you the result of liposuction, without the surgery.

There are no needles or injections and after the treatment there is no bruising or recovery time.

At the Cheshire Aesthetic Clinic, many of our clients can expect to lose between half to three inches after just one treatment. Others have shown up to an astonishing size loss of 16 inches over a course of ten treatments.

When you book we charge a £20 booking fee to secure your appointment which is, of course, deducted from the cost of your treatment.