Thread Vein / Redness Reduction

Facial redness, flushing and broken capillaries, spider veins, and thread veins are all increasingly common skin concerns for many – especially for those suffering from inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea. 

Often anyone suffering from facial redness will also notice small spider-like veins on the surface of the skin. Typically across the cheeks, nose and chin. 

These blood vessels are tiny capillaries near the skin’s surface that have broken after being overworked and dilating too much and often become progressively worse with time.

At DD Clinical our specialist laser treatments are designed to restore youthfulness back into your skin, so you can feel good with your skin at all times.

Our proven thread vein & redness reduction treatments

Here at DD Clinical, we offer a fast, effective and safe solution to remove thread veins and reduce facial redness. 

Using the Harmony XL Pro laser and most up-to-date AFT technology; this fourth-generation IPL laser treatment penetrates deep into the skin, shattering and destroying the broken capillaries. It takes just 30 minutes, and does not require an anaesthetic, and leaves a clearer complexion and significantly reduced facial redness.


At A Glance

Procedure Time

30 minutes

Full Recovery

24-48 hours

Back To Work

1- 24 hours


3-5 days


None required

Duration of Results

up to 1 year

Find out more about Thread Vein / Redness Reduction

Read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Or, book a consultation with one of our specialists and we’ll be happy to talk you through it.


Stimulation of capillaries causes constant dilating and contracting and, with over-stimulation, these capillaries can eventually break, as the vessels are thin and fragile. This means that redness and inflammation is not readily controlled. This is much like if you were to continually stretch an elastic band – eventually, over time, it would just snap.  This can occur naturally; however, there are numerous factors that can contribute to increased damage to your capillaries, including:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Inflammation
  • Rosacea
  • Illness

Additional lifestyle factors include:

  • Excess sun exposure
  • Sunburn
  • Sun beds
  • Smoking
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Stress
  • Over-processing the skin with harsh products
  • Excess spicy foods or caffeine
  • Medication

To tackle the issue of broken blood vessels, we use DYE -VL technology; this is a fourth generation IPL laser treatment that penetrates deep into the skin. This Dye-VL light treatment is attracted to the broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin causing coagulation of the vessel and destroying the broken capillaries. These broken capillaries are then removed by the body’s lymphatic system, leaving a more clear and flawless complexion.

Prior to any laser treatment a consultation and patch test will need to be carried out to ensure suitability of treatment.

On the day of treatment no numbing or anaesthetic is required so your laser specialist will sterilise the area and apply a cooling gel. The laser will then be moved over the skin targeting all areas of redness.

This powerful and effective laser takes just 30 minutes, and does not either require anaesthetic or, unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing, burn the skin’s outer layer. As a result, redness and downtime are minimised.

The areas that the Harmony Dye-VL can treat include:

  • Full Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands


Indications for treatment include:

  • Broken veins
  • Rosacea
  • Facial Flushing
  • Spider Nevi
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Hyper pigmentation
  • Freckles

We usually recommend 6 treatments at 4 week intervals. We also recommend, to complement your skin health, gentle home care products containing key soothing ingredients to help minimise redness and strengthen capillary walls.

  • Immediately after treatment there may be redness and swelling at the treatment area, this may feel like mild sunburn
  • The application of a cool pack during the first few hours after treatment will reduce any discomfort
  • The application of aloe vera gel can continue at home
  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Sunscreen SPF 50 is a MUST
  • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin
  • Avoid hot baths, exercise and heat treatments and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours

Usually after treatment there can be some localised swelling in the area including the eye area and and this can often be worse in the mornings for the next few days.

You will notice the darkening of thread veins and pigment spots. This is completely normal and will subside in a few days. This is actually a sign that the treatment has been very effective.


Prices from: £75 – £250

Please note additional saving can be made when purchasing a course of treatment.

We offer complimentary consultations in advance of all procedures during which all prices will be discussed prior to treatment.

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*Results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.