Broken vein removal in Nottingham



Broken veins on the face, also known as telangiectasias, thread veins or spider veins, are web-like clusters of damaged, tiny blood vessels just under the skin’s surface and are often found on the mid-face, around the nose and cheeks.

Broken veins are also often found on the legs. Here, they are often confused with varicose veins, and although both vein conditions are similar and share the exact cause, varicose veins are more prominent, twisting veins that can bulge against the skin’s surface. Varicose veins can be very painful, while spider veins do not typically hurt and can lead to serious health complications.

While harmless, broken veins can be very distressing, especially when they are highly visible. Various treatments can improve the appearance of spider veins.


What causes spider veins?

Although they can affect men and women of any age, certain risk factors make you more likely to develop them. Genetics plays a role, and age is also a factor. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy can lead to broken blood vessels, and external factors such as sun exposure and weather changes can exacerbate the problem by damaging these tiny, delicate veins.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects approximately one in 20 people in the UK, and symptoms include facial flushing and redness, spots, thickening of the skin and eye irritation. The recognisable red flushes associated with rosacea are from the blood vessels in the face dilating. As the condition progresses, the veins can become broken, leading to permanent spider veins.

3JUVE combines three independent skin rejuvenation technologies, including IPL or intense pulsed light, which is used to treat pigmentation and vascular problems such as broken veins. The light energy is delivered into the dermis, where it is attracted to the pigment in the blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed and then safely reabsorbed by the body.

3D Vasculase uses 980nm laser technology for advanced thread vein removal, which can often be achieved in one session.

Microsclerotherapy is used for unsightly leg veins, ranging from a prominent vein to a larger area of matted veins.


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Dr Claudia Petillon


Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment (that’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself)!

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