Varicose and Spider Veins


Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged due to weakened valves. This causes them to become visible and prominent underneath the surface of the skin, their weak valves causing blood to pool rather than flow to the heart like it should.

Typically purple or dark blue in colour, varicose veins usually develop in the lower legs and often have a characteristic bulge-like appearance. Spider veins are much smaller in size, often red or blue in colour and residing close to the skin’s upper layer – these veins are equally apparent on the face, calves, thighs or ankles.

In addition to sometimes being painful, varicose veins in particular can cause sufferers to feel very self-conscious and embarrassed due to their appearance.



Here at PureSkin, we use advanced technology from the bespoke Soprano Ice. One of the leading pioneers in aesthetic procedures, the Soprano Ice utilises cutting-edge light technology to eliminate both varicose and spider veins.

A laser fibre is inserted into the vein through a small cut, and targeted light energy is delivered. The vein wall instantly absorbs this light, causing the blood to coagulate and the vein to eventually collapse.

As varicose veins are continually treated with this procedure, the entire length of the vein will be destroyed and absorbed by the body to reveal smooth, clear skin.

Spider veins require a slightly less intense procedure. Heat and specific light wavelengths are still used, but no fibre needs to be inserted into the vein.

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*Disclaimer*: *Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.

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    We use some of the most up-to-date, effective equipment and techniques to administer our treatments. So, whichever procedure you choose here at PureSkin, you’ll receive a truly advanced degree of treatment guaranteed to provide successful, life-changing results.

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    What To Expect

    When receiving treatment solely for small spider veins, you’re unlikely to feel pain. At most, you may feel minimal discomfort but the vast majority of clients find it easily tolerable.

    But, for varicose vein removal, a local anaesthetic will be applied to ensure no pain is experienced whilst the laser fibre is being inserted.

    Treatment time will considerably vary dependent on how many spider/varicose veins need to be treated. And, whilst you may immediately notice a reduction in vein appearance after just one treatment, a series of sessions is recommended to eliminate them altogether.

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