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Removal of Thread Veins, Skin Tags and Milia with Electrolysis

Electrolysis or short wave diathermy is an advanced thermolysis treatment that has the capability to treat a number of concerns, including the removal of facial thread veins. Facial thread veins are often distressing, but Short Wave Diathermy will make them a thing of the past. We perform SWD with the Thermolysis Sterex (SX-T), which has become a fantastic addition to our treatment portfolio.

We can’t wait for you to see the results for yourself!


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At Face Medical, our consultations are free of charge unless a patch test is needed. We want to make sure you’re happy with our assessment of your conditions and during your consultation, one of our skincare professionals will be able to answer any queries or concerns you might have about any potential procedures. Our aim is for you to feel comfortable in our care and we’ll do everything we can to make this possible.


During electrolysis, a member of our team will use a very fine needle to prick the skin of the thread vein and an electrical current will then be passed through it, heating and sealing the vein. A numbing cream may be used prior to treatment to make this process less uncomfortable for you. Over the course of the coming weeks, your thread vein(s) will become much less noticeable.


After the procedure, your skin may appear red and puffy but this will fade within a few hours. Please be assured that this is just the skin’s natural response to mild trauma. To assist the healing process, we advise that you refrain from touching the area (this includes picking and scratching) as much as possible. You should also not apply any makeup or skincare products to the treated areas for at least 24 hours. If nasal thread veins have been treated, try to avoid vigorously blowing your nose if you can. You should also steer clear of swimming, saunas and energetic exercise for at least 48 hours following your treatment. As always, you should protect treatment areas from the sun. As it is not advisable to apply skincare products such as SPF to treated parts of the skin within the first 24 hours, an effort should be made to avoid the sun in general.

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How soon until I see results?

The final results will be evident approximately 4-6 weeks after treatment, when the healing process is complete.

Can any complications occur?

This treatment involves the piercing of skin, therefore there is a slight risk of infection. This is why it is important to follow all aftercare advice carefully. If your skin is infected, it may become inflamed and sore. You may also develop a slight fever. In the event of experiencing such symptoms, please seek medical advice.

Will my thread veins come back?

The success rate for this treatment is around 95%. The chance of your thread veins reappearing are slim, but this has been known to occur from time to time. If this happens, further treatment may be necessary.

What else can be treated?

Electrolysis can be used on the following conditions:

  • Campbell de Morgan spots (cherry hemangiomas or Blood spots)
  • Spider naevi
  • Skin tags
  • Milia
  • Removal of hair from a hairy mole.

Will the treatment hurt ?

The treatment can be compared to having you eyebrows plucked or waxing.

How much does the treatment cost ?

The treatment costs are as follows:

Consultations are free unless a patch test is needed therefore it is £25.

For example we wouldn’t need to perform a patch test for skintag removal but we would for spider vein removal.

The treatment is costed on time, minimum appointment time is 15 minutes which would cost £65.

Length of appointments and how many treatments needed will be advised at the initial consultation.

A free review will be offered for every treatment.



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