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Thread Vein Removal in Manchester

Thread veins, medically referred to as telangiectasia, are prominent veins that are small and thin in appearance and are a type of varicose vein.

Thread Vein Removal in Manchester

Dr. Kam Singh removed it in the clinic under local anesthetic. The procedure was painless and done in minutes with no downtime. I am so happy.

Babicki (21st May 2022)

Thread Vein Removal

Procedure Time

30 Minutes

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On Consultation

mr shivram singh consultant cosmetic surgeon

Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Plast), Medical Director & Lead, 

Medical Advisory Committee for Manchester Private Hospital

Last Reviewed September 8th 2022

What Are Thread Veins?

Thread veins, medically referred to as telangiectasia, are prominent veins that are small and thin in appearance and are a type of varicose vein.

Also known as spider veins, thread veins can appear on your legs and face along with other parts of the body.

Although they are not considered serious, thread veins can affect people’s confidence and mental health and can often negatively impact the life decisions they make.


In addition, these problematic veins may also come with symptoms of pain, discomfort, aching and restlessness.

Treatment for thread veins is typically considered cosmetic as they affect the aesthetic appearance of a person’s body rather than the functional state.

Thread veins and spider veins are small, swollen or twisted veins that are more common on the legs of women. They may be red or purple and look like small spider webs or branches of a tree. Although they are typically beneath the surface of the skin, from time to time they can bulge above the surface.

People who are aged between 40 and 60 are more likely to suffer from thread veins and almost all women will experience them at some point in their lives.

These types of veins are generally caused by pressure on the veins, which results in expansion or damage. Lifestyle choices or life events can sometimes be the main cause of thread veins, including; smoking, obesity, ageing, injury, hormones and poor activity levels.

Why Have Thread Veins Removed?

There are a number of reasons why both men and women choose to have thread veins removed. Some people experience physical symptoms such as aching, whereas others have no symptoms but simply do not like the way they look.

Below are the most common reasons for treatment:

– Symptoms of pain, discomfort, aching, itching or restlessness
– Unsightly veins
– Feelings of embarrassment
– Low self confidence / low self esteem
– Afraid to wear clothes that reveal the thread veins, such as swimwear on holiday
– Throbbing legs or a feeling of heaviness
Whatever the reason for thread vein treatment, there are a number of options available depending on the location and severity of your thread veins. These include:
– Laser treatment to break down the vein (photothermolysis)
– Removal via incision to carefully pull out the vein after being tied
– Sclerotherapy – injects the veins to make them to shrink

Thread Vein Removal Aftercare

Whatever procedure you opt for or are recommended for your condition, downtime afterwards is minimal and you should be able to return to normal daily duties straight away.

You may experience some discomfort or irritation after your treatment but this should subside within days.

Following your treatment, you will be provided with compression socks that must be worn for up to two weeks and you should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for a minimum of 8 weeks.

As long as you feel comfortable, you can return to work the next day and resume exercising after 2-3 days. However, this depends on the extent of your treatment as some swelling and bruising may be present.

Side Effects / Complications

During a consultation with a vein specialist, you will be made aware of the side effects and potential complications of your treatment depending on your procedure.

Possible side effects of laser treatments, removal and sclerotherapy include:

– Bruising or redness
– Pain or discomfort
– Noticeable blood vessels around the injected area
– Allergic reaction
– Skin colour changes
– Headache or nausea
– Blood clot

Why Choose Us For Thread Vein Removal?

The Manchester Private Hospital is a state of the art hospital in Greater Manchester with convenient access from all major surrounding cities and excellent transport links.

For many years we have been performing treatments for cosmetic thread vein removal so that you can get back to looking your best with confidence.

Our proven results and patient satisfaction has allowed us to grow our reputation in the North West and our highly skilled and experience team uphold this reputation on a daily basis.

Book Your Thread Vein Treatment With Confidence

Our clinic offers a professional, relaxed and welcoming environment at all times from your initial consultation through to your procedure and aftercare.

When you book your thread vein consultation, you will be carefully assessed on an individual level and advised on the best cause of treatment for you.

Book your consultation today on 0161 507 8822 and see how we can treat your thread veins to eliminate any symptoms and put you on the path to regaining your self confidence once more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  What Causes Thread Veins?

Thread veins and spider veins are broken capillaries and are sometimes caused by genetics or ageing. Although other factors can be the cause too.

   How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Our thread vein treatments taken between 5 and 60 minutes depending on the area and severity.

  Are Results Permanent?

After vein removal the results are permanent. Although treatment does not mean that new thread veins won’t appear in the future.

  Will I Feel Pain?

Depending on your treatment, you may feel a sensation or stinging (like an elastic band snapping on your skin). However, you should not feel pain.

  Is Treatment Safe?

Yes. Thread vein removal is considered non invasive and completely safe.

  What Happens After Removal?

Other healthy veins take over the job of the removed vein.

  What Areas Do You Cover?

We have many patients from all over the North West including; Liverpool, Manchester, Stretford, Salford, Oldham, Stockport, Altrincham, Leigh and beyond.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Mr Shivram Singh

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon​ Mr Singh is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. His NHS practice includes major reconstruction following Skin and Breast cancer surgeries and trauma. He is a well established microsurgeon and regularly performs microvascular reconstruction.
Mr Shivram Singh

Ms Nabila Nasir

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon Ms Nabila Nasir is an experienced Consultant Oncoplastic Breast surgeon at Manchester Foundation Trust. She was appointed as an NHS consultant in 2011 after completing higher surgical training in London. Ms Nasir trained in many reputable Oncoplastic Breast Units in London and South of England including the Royal Marsden. During her training, she has done MSc in evidenced based health and is a principal investigator for research trials at her trust.
Ms Nabila Nasir Breast Surgeon

Dr Kam Singh

Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM Specialising in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture Dr Kam Singh qualified at Leeds Medical school in 1990 and has been a GP for 24+ years. He developed a specialist interest in cosmetic dermatology 15 years ago. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and private cosmetic practice. He is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM).
Dr Kam Singh

Mr Peter Yiannoullou

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon MBBS BSc FRCS Mr. Yiannoullou is a specialist breast surgeon. He is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, a specialist centre for reconstructive breast surgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of breast care ranging from diagnosis to surgical treatment of breast problems.
Mr Petros Yiannoullou

Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo

Consultant Plastic Surgeon MBChB, BSc(Medical Science), MRCS, MBA, FRCS(Plast) Mr Adeyinka (Ade) Molajo is a UK Trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He is a substantive NHS Consultant specialising in breast reconstruction. He studied medicine at St Andrews (BSc Medical Science) and Manchester University (MBChB) Medical Schools.He undertook specialist plastic surgery training in Liverpool,Manchester and London. After completing the FRCS(Plast) examination he gained entry to the GMC specialist register (Plastic Surgery).
Mr Adeyinka Molajo

Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Shah qualified as a doctor in 1991 and was trained in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Pakistan in surgery. He is also trained in laser treatment for aesthetic. Since 2009 he is working as a surgeon in Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery department of Royal Preston Hospital Preston, Lancashire UK. Previously he has worked for more than 10 years in several positions in Ireland and another 7 years in Pakistan.
Mr Syed Haroon Ali Shah

Mr Ashok Rokade

Consultant ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon MBBS, MS (ENT), DLO, FRCS (Oto), FRCS (ORL-HNS) Mr Rokade is a Consultant Rhinologist and Facial Plastic surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Winchester and Skull Base Surgeon at the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust. Mr Rokade obtained his higher surgical training in ear, nose and throat surgery in the West Midlands. He then undertook advanced clinical fellowships in Sinus, skull base and facial plastic surgery with further shadowing in internationally acclaimed centres.
Mr Ashok Rokade

Dr Shashi Bassi

MBChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP BABS Assc MBCAM FP cert Vaser / Tickle Lipo practitioner Dr Shashi Bassi qualified at the University of Leicester in 1984 and has gained more than 30 years’ of experience in the medical field. He has developed a specialist interest in aesthetics from the last 15 years and has more than 12 years’ experience in Vaser Liposuction and Tickle Liposuction. Over the past 15 years he has attended numerous training courses throughout the world and continues to work as a GP and a Vaser & Tickle Lipo practitioner.
Dr Shashi Bassi

Mr Syed Yawar

MBBS, FRCS Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon After graduation in Medicine, completed Surgical Fellowship from Royal College of Surgeon Ireland in 1995. Trained in all aspects of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery, working in reputable hospitals of Ireland till 1999. In 2000 joined a UK University Hospital as Associate Specialist in Plastic Surgery, running clinics and operating independently on aesthetic cases eg. breast reduction / mastopexy, otoplasty & various uplift procedures post bariatric surgery.
Mr Syed Yawar Mehdi

Mr Giuseppe Fiore

Surgeon with a Master in Aesthetic Surgery Mr Fiore qualified as a doctor in 1999 and has been practicing surgery for many years in different countries including Italy, United States, Mexico and UK. He is experienced Surgeon with a master in Aesthetic Surgery in Milan (Italy) and also an extensive experience in all areas of aesthetic medicine treatmentscreating a name for himself for non-surgical fluid face specialist.
Mr Giuseppe Fiore

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