Thread veins or spider veins are a very common concern for both men and women. Although they are typically harmless and do not cause any health problems, they can make some people feel very self-conscious. 

Vasculase is a very safe and effective method to improve the appearance of thread and spider veins. Laser energy is delivered into the veins, breaking them up so they can be safely eliminated by the body.


The Procedure

Procedure time

30 mins

Full recovery

24 – 48 hours

Results duration

Instant for small facial veins. Larger leg veins may require more treatments


Warm prickling sensation during application


Redness, swelling and rarely blisters and pigmentation


What is Vasculase?

3D Vasculase is an advanced thread vein removal treatment. A narrow beam of laser energy is delivered into the red pigment of the thread veins, without damaging the surrounding tissue. The walls of the vein is damaged, causing it to close down and then the body safely absorbs it.

The 980nm wavelength delivered from the Vasculase is attracted to the Haemoglobin within the vessel to create heat within the vessel.

This heat causes coagulation and breakdown of the cells.

The vessel wall collapses and seals and the waste is removed from the body naturally.

There is a warm prickling sensation during application.

Our pre-treatment advice is as follows:

  • Do not use retinol or strong AHA fruit acids on the treatment area for 5 days before and after
  • Avoid any heat on the skin on the day of your treatment
  • Where necessary, shave the area prior to treatment
  • Do not sunbathe use sunbeds or use self-tanning products on treatment area 2 weeks prior to and 4 weeks after treatment
  • When working around the mouth and client is prone to cold sores, anti-viral creams/medication are recommended at least 2 days prior to treatment and recommended for at least 1 week after treatment

Possible side effects include:

  • Erythema
  • Swelling
  • Red spots/bumps

Rare side effects include:

  • Local scabbing
  • Purpura
  • Blisters
  • Pigmentation or hypopigmentation

Adverse reactions can be minimised by abiding to the pre- and post-treatment guidance.

Our aftercare advice includes:

  • No hot baths or showers – tepid only
  • Avoid touching or scratching the area
  • No exfoliating products to be used on treatment area for 4 weeks
  • If scabbing appears, this needs to be left to heal naturally and must not be picked off
  • No spa treatments i.e. saunas and steam rooms, swimming or Jacuzzis
  • No deodorant, perfumes or scented body lotions/creams to be applied on treatment area
  • Anti-inflammatory medication can be used if necessary
  • SPF 30+ must be worn on exposed skin daily
  • If more than one treatment is needed, leave 4 weeks between each session on the same area


Price List

£200.00 upwards

The price of the leg treatment depends on how much treatment will be required. This will be discussed at initial appointment.

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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