Non-Surgical Spider Vein Removal


Spider Vein Treatment Glasgow

Our non-surgical spider vein treatments target the broken blood vessels showing through the skin on the face and other parts of the body, such as the legs.

Dr Darren McKeown offers cutting edge spider vein removal treatments in Glasgow.

Dr Darren McKeown

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.


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Spider Vein Removal

Spider Vein Treatment Glasgow

For a non-surgical spider vein treatment in Glasgow with one of Scotland’s leading aesthetic specialists, Dr Darren McKeown is a highly sought after figure in aesthetic medicine offering cutting edge treatments for spider veins using advanced laser technology.

We can tailor a treatment plan for spider veins that utilises state of the art techniques such as laser and light. Our laser treatment for veins on the face or leg area is done swiftly with the option of using a topical or local anaesthetic for maximum comfort.

What is a
Spider Vein?

Spider veins are broken capillaries (also known as telangiectasia) found near the skin’s surface that appear as fine lines surrounded by redness.

Facial and leg thread veins or spider veins are generally not harmful, but can sometimes be associated with underlying blood flow and blood circulation issues.

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Where Do Spider Veins Occur?

As we age, spider veins can begin to appear as fine red or pink lines on the face and the lower leg and ankle area.

The typical locations where facial spider veins occur are on the skin around the nose and across the cheeks, chin, and central forehead. When these fine veins appear elsewhere on the body, it is usually on the legs.

Book a consultation with our specialists to find out how we treat leg veins and facial veins differently at our aesthetic clinic.

What Are the Causes of Spider Veins?

There are a few causes behind these delicate veins showing through the skin on the face and legs.

One of the most common causes is sun damage built up from years of excessive sun exposure or extended periods spent outdoors. Other possible causes include obesity, trauma, genes, hormone fluctuations, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Regardless of what could have caused this in your specific case, our experts will be able to advise you on the best treatment for your skin.

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Our non-invasive laser vein removal treatment options are tailored to your unique situation and effectively treat the affected veins so you can get your confidence back without the downtime of surgery. Based on the severity of the appearance of your veins, our specialists will create a treatment plan that works for you.

When you book a consultation for your spider vein treatment at our clinic, our experts will outline the way forward for your treatment in the short and long term.

Laser treatments are usually the go-to for leg vein and facial spider vein removal because they are less invasive than treatments such as sclerotherapy and don’t require any downtime.

If you are interested in a laser treatment for spider veins on your face or elsewhere on your body, we offer the following cutting edge treatments at our aesthetic clinic in Scotland:

Vascular Laser

Vascular laser therapy is a popular spider vein laser treatment because it is highly effective at reducing the appearance of thin red blood vessels on the skin.

What to Expect from Vascular Laser Treatment

This type of laser therapy is popular for veins and broken blood vessels because it is one of the most minimally invasive treatments. While it effectively removes the veins, laser therapy may initially cause slight bruising and redness on the skin. This can be difficult to disguise and may take a few weeks to clear.

Because the broken blood vessels that show up as red veins have a habit of recurring, this laser treatment will most likely need to be repeated after a couple of years, depending on the severity of your facial or leg veins.

Book an appointment for your spider vein removal in Glasgow at McKeown Medical.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

IPL is very similar to laser therapy when it comes to reducing the appearance of broken capillaries on the surface of the skin. While we previously offered IPL at the clinic, we now offer a better treatment called BBL which offers much more advanced technology from a company called Sciton. BBL is very effective in treating these broken capillaries and it also boasts the added benefit of only requiring very minimal downtime.

Although unlikely, some patients may experience slight swelling or bruising. The BBL technology offers state of the art techniques for spider vein removal in Glasgow.

What to Expect from IPL Therapy

The main difference between IPL or BBL and laser therapy is the type of laser light used. IPL and its more advanced alternative BBL works by directing light onto the dead veins or broken blood vessel area so that the pigments are destroyed without harming the surrounding tissue.

BBL is a highly effective treatment for removing veins. However, as with laser therapy, the broken vessels may recur after some time, so BBL should ideally be repeated. We recommend treating leg veins and facial veins again after a couple of years if new vessels begin to appear.

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Do spider veins increase the chance of developing varicose veins?

On the contrary, varicose veins (or enlarged veins), which commonly occur on the legs, can cause spider veins to develop around them because blood accumulates in the larger veins and causes pressure to build up in the smaller veins, thus leading to spider veins.

Healthy veins are essential for good circulation. Speak to us about our leg vein removal treatment to find out how to treat spider veins and other damaged veins.

Will I need compression stockings after a leg thread veins treatment?

Based on your medical history and the type of laser vein treatment used, our experts will advise you on the recovery measures required.

Both of the treatments we offer for leg and facial thread veins are non-surgical, so you can expect a short recovery and healing time compared to a surgical leg vein treatment.

Which parts of the body can laser be used on?

Some of the most common procedures for spider veins removal are on the face and legs, but we also have patients coming to us requesting laser for spider veins on the thighs.

When it comes to facial thread veins in particular, many patients seek the following:

  • Spider veins on the nose treatment

  • Spider veins on the chin treatment

  • Spider veins on the cheeks treatment

Get in touch with our friendly team to find out what your options are for a body or facial veins treatment.

What other vascular conditions can you treat?

Facial thread veins and leg thread veins are some of the most common vascular conditions we treat, but we also offer a laser treatment for broken capillaries using a state of the art BBL (BroadBand Light) device and a laser treatment for rosacea.

We will assess the right treatment for your condition during your initial consultation.

Choose McKeown Medical for your cutting edge spider veins treatment in Scotland. Book a consultation online today.

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