Thread Veins

Concerns thread veins

Thread veins, known scientifically as Telangiectasia, often raise many questions among people. What are they? Why do they occur? Are they the same as broken capillaries? Let's explore thread veins and see how they're different from what many mistakenly call broken capillaries.

What are Thread Veins?

Thread veins are permanently dilated capillaries. These tiny capillaries have extremely thin walls, just one cell thick, that constantly dilate and constrict throughout our lives to help regulate body temperature.
However, contrary to popular belief, they are not ‘broken capillaries’.

Over time, these capillaries can lose their elasticity. As a result, they may not be able to constrict as efficiently, leading them to become permanently dilated. This is when they become visible through the skin, appearing as pesky thread veins, which we all hate, especially after a glass of red wine!

What Causes Thread Veins?

Many reasons can lead to thread veins, which raises the question: Why do some of us get thread veins while others do not?

Several factors can lead to thread veins:

  • Ageing: The skin gets less elastic over time, making veins more visible.
  • Genetics: Some families might have a higher chance of getting them.
  • Pregnancy: The body changes a lot during pregnancy, which can affect veins.
  • External Factors: Things like constantly wearing glasses or being in bad weather can play a role.
  • Lifestyle Choices: Smoking or being very active in sports might be causes.
  • Hormonal Changes: Changes in hormones can affect veins.
  • Skin Fragility: People with thin or delicate skin might be more prone to them.

While these veins are typically harmless they can be a concern for many people.

How Can Thread Veins Be Treated?

Thread vein treatments in my opinion, are always most successful when conducted over a course, rather than as an one individual treatment.

One common method involves accurately positioning the tip of an extremely fine probe, roughly the size of an eyelash, over the vein. A gentle current is then applied to the skin's surface, causing that section of the vessel to disappear, before moving onto the next section. While many small vessels can be addressed in each session, it's crucial not to overtreat any one area. This is surprisingly comfortable so nothing to be scared of!

Can You Prevent Thread Veins?

To prevent facial thread veins: use sunscreen to guard against UV damage; moderate alcohol intake; embrace gentle skincare; avoid extreme temperatures/harsh exfoliation and have a good skin care routine appropriate for your skin type.

Post-Treatment Care

Post-procedure, it's natural for the skin to appear slightly inflamed, but this redness will subside - depending on the size of the area this can be a few hours or a few days.

  • I always recommend refraining from touching, picking, or scratching the area.
  • Avoid makeup and skincare products for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • If the nasal area has been treated, try not to blow your nose aggressively.
  • Activities like swimming, saunas, and high-intensity workouts should definitely be off the agenda for 48-72 hours and remember, always shield the treated skin from direct sun exposure.
  • SPF should always be worn and reapplied every two hours.

So if those pesky red veins on your face or body bother you, remember there are always solutions to eliminate them – you don't have to endure them and feel self-conscious.

Thread Vein Treatments

Treatment Price
Celluma Light Therapy (30 mins)
Luxury Hydra Facial (90 mins)

Celluma LED Light
Foot or Hand Massage

Experience the transformative Hydra Ffacial, a comprehensive skincare treatment that cleanses, extracts, and deeply hydrates your skin.

Powered by ZO Skin Health's enriching products, this nourishing journey instantly imparts a gratifying glow, tailored for all skin types and concerns.

Treat yourself to a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and dermaplaning, followed by an invigorating acid peel, steam, and extractions.

Revel in the revitalising benefits of Celluma LED light therapy and a soothing Jelly Mask.

As a delightful finishing touch, indulge in a blissful foot and leg massage, leaving you with a radiant, refreshed, and rejuvenated complexion.

Deep cleanse and Exfoliate with the Hydra Facial
Infusion of Peptides
Celluma LED light therapy
Foot and leg massage
Finishing Products

CACI Classic & Hydra Facial (90 mins)
Express Hydra facial (30 mins)


Hydra Facial Express 30 Minutes (the Perfect Lunch break facial!)

An ideal starter for those concerned with congestion, open pores and lack of radiance.

This will include a Cleanse, Hydradermabrasion, steam fire and ice.

Extractions need to be booked separately if required or they can be included if other elements of the facial are reduced - please discuss with us if you have any specific requirements and we can help you

Classic Hydra Facial (60 mins)

Tailored Jelly Mask
Foot or Hand Massage

Dive into 60 minutes of skincare luxury with the Classic HydraFacial. This tailor-made experience is perfect for those seeking an intensive cleanse:

Deep Cleanse: Begin with a gentle cleanse, prepping your skin for rejuvenation.

Exfoliate: Unearth a youthful glow as we gently remove dead skin cells.

Hydrabrasion: Merge hydration and dermabrasion, leaving your skin radiant and soft.

Steam & Extractions: Open pores with steam and expertly extract impurities for a clear complexion.


Tailored Jelly Mask

Massage Choice: Relax with a personalised arm or foot massage.

Experience skin transformation with the Classic Hydra Facial, combining cutting-edge treatments and relaxation techniques. It's so much more than a facial.

Oxygeneo Essential Glow Facial (35 mins)

Indulge in the transformative power of the Oxygeneo Glow Facial, a cutting-edge treatment that combines advanced technology with luxurious pampering. Experience the ultimate in skin rejuvenation as you uncover a radiant and youthful glow in just 35 minutes.

Using innovative Oxygeneo technology, this facial harnesses the power of oxygenation, exfoliation, and infusion to revitalise your skin from within. The Oxygeneo device gently exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing a fresh and luminous complexion. Simultaneously, it infuses nourishing and hydrating serums deeply into the skin, enhancing its natural radiance and suppleness.

The Oxygeneo Facial's secret lies in its unique technology. It starts with the gentle exfoliation of the skin's surface, creating a smoother canvas. Next, it triggers natural oxygenation from within, increasing blood flow and improving the skin's ability to absorb the powerful active ingredients in the serums. Finally, it delivers nutrient-rich formulas to rejuvenate and replenish the skin, leaving it noticeably revitalised, hydrated, and revitalised.

Treat yourself to the Oxygeneo Facial, and indulge in the ultimate beauty experience that will leave you glowing from the inside out.

Oxygeneo 4-in-1 Ultimate Facial (75 mins)

he Oxygeneo 4-in-1 Ultimate Facial is perfect for individuals who are looking for a comprehensive facial treatment that addresses multiple skin concerns. It is particularly beneficial for those with dull, tired-looking skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.

This results driven treatment combines four powerful technologies to deliver a radiant and youthful complexion. This revolutionary facial treatment is designed to deeply cleanse, exfoliate, oxygenate, and nourish your skin, leaving you with a glowing, revitalised look.

This specialised facial works by first exfoliating the outer layer of your skin, removing dead skin cells, and preparing the skin for the infusion of essential nutrients.

Following the exfoliation and oxygenation steps, the facial concludes with an infusion of active enhancing ingredients specific to your skin type. The customised serum is carefully formulated with a variety of beneficial ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants, which work together to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. These ingredients help to hydrate the skin, boost collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful, radiant complexion.

The serum is delivered through the Oxygeneo technology, which generates millions of tiny CO2 bubbles that gently burst on the skin's surface, oxygenating and stimulating blood flow to the treated area.

Suitable for all skin types, the Oxygeneo 4-in-1 facial requires no downtime and provides immediate and long-lasting results.

Whether you're preparing for a special occasion or simply want to pamper yourself with a luxurious facial treatment, the Oxygeneo 4-in-1 facial is the perfect choice for achieving beautiful, glowing skin.

ZO Baby Peel

This revolutionary beta/alpha acid peel stimulates cellular turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin tone, texture and clarity.

The Perfect “Lunchtime” peel with no downtime!

If you have been considering a peel but feeling a little nervous then the Ossentials Stimulator Peel is for you. This celebrity-loved treatment is a favourite before big events and is often known as the ‘lunchtime peel’ because no downtime is required afterwards, simply a glowing rejuvenated complexion!

The Ossential Stimulator Peel uses a combination of three exfoliating ingredients- salicylic, lactic and citric acid to slough away dead skin cells and any superficial blemishes to reveal fresh, clearer skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin.

This skin peel is superficial and is great for:

  • Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Acne & pore size reduction
  • Age spots/sun spots
  • Improving skin’s texture and tone
BioRePeel Luxury Peel with LED

Discover the magic of our superb BioRePeel treatment: a game-changer for radiant, mirror-like skin.

Tailored to combat ageing, scarring, pigmentation, and breakouts, this treatment is elevated by the power of Celluma LED light, enhancing collagen and elastin production. As the light soothes inflammation for optimised results, indulge in a relaxing foot and arm massage.

It's more than skincare; it's an experience of rejuvenation. Perfect before a special occasion.

For ultimate results we recommend a course of 3 - 6 sessions.

BioRePeel Signature Peel
CACI Classic Facial (60 mins)


CACI Ultimate Facial (90 mins)
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Microcurrent
  • Wrinkle Comb
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Hydratone Mask

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