Facial thread veins – how can I get rid of them

Short Wave Diathermy (or electro-coagulation as it is sometimes called) is a very effective method for treating thread veins and spider veins on the face. A very fine needle is used to prick the skin over the thread veins and spider veins and then an electrical current is passed through the vein which is heated and sealed. Over the course of a few weeks, the vein withers and disperses and becomes much less noticeable. A mild anaesthetic cream is used to numb the area prior to treatment.

After treatment the skin may be pink or puffy in more sensitive areas but this will settle in a few hours. A healing process then starts and the final results will be apparent 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. The success rate for short wave diathermy to facial spider veins and thread veins is 95%.

Here we can see Cindy Rose (a nurse) performing short wave diathermy under close supervision from Dr Gajraj on a recent training course.

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Dr Haroun Gajraj

Dr Haroun Gajraj

The Vein Care Centre specialises in the treatment of varicose veins and thread veins at clinics in Dorset and Hampshire. Please call 01935 873951 to book an appointment.

The Vein Care Centre

The Vein Care Centre specialises in the treatment of varicose veins and thread veins at clinics in Dorset and Hampshire.

Call 01935 873951

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