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How To Remove Spider Veins On The Thighs

How To Remove Spider Veins On The ThighsPregnancy, weight changes, standing for long periods of time, weak valves, trauma and age can all lead to spider veins on the thighs. They typically start as a small cluster of fine red or purple lines and can spread and enlarge over time. There are two ways to deal with spider veins; 1) cover them up with clothing or full coverage foundation, or 2) laser treatment.

The only way to effectively treat and remove spider veins on the thighs, or anywhere else on the body, is by laser. No other form of treatment can clear visible blood vessels on the skin. We explain the main causes of vascular lesions on the thighs and the leading laser technology to treat them.


What Causes Visible Blood Vessels On The Thighs?

Have you ever been told, “Don’t cross your legs, you’ll get veins”? Although there is no scientific truth behind these words of warning, there are factors that put pressure on the veins and do cause vascular lesions to appear on the thighs, including:

  • Venous insufficiency and weak valves
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Pregnancy
  • Ageing
  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
  • Sun exposure (or wind exposure)
  • Injury / trauma to the skin


How To Remove Spider Veins From The Thighs

At Detail Smoother Skin, Sydney’s most trusted laser and skin clinic, we specialise in the treatment of vascular lesions. The leading technology to treat visible blood vessels is the GentleMax Pro Laser. The unique 755nm & 1064nm Nd:YAG long pulse wavelength heats up the hemoglobin in the treatment area thereby coagulating the blood. The body’s circulatory system then clears the treated area. There is no downtime or recovery period with this type of laser treatment so you don’t need to worry about unsightly dressings or taking time off work. You can go straight back to your normal daily routine after treatment.


Benefits of Spider Vein Treatment With GentleMax Pro

The key benefits of treatment with the GentleMax Pro for vascular lesions include safety, fast results, no downtime and it is typically a pain free treatment.

Fast Results

To achieve clearance, you would normally only require between 2 and 4 treatments, giving you fast results. Some vascular lesions may reoccur over time, for which a single maintenance treatment only is required when the first signs of reappearance occur.

Comfortable Treatment

Most people find this treatment very comfortable. The laser is used to heat the area of the vascular lesion so you can expect feel warmth in the treatment area but not pain.

No Downtime

The laser does not disrupt the integrity of this skin, therefore there is no recovery period. You may notice some redness and heat on the area after treatment which typically resolves within a few hours.


The GentleMax Pro is FDA approved giving you peace of mind for its safely and efficacy. Thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide.


How much does it cost?

The cost of your spider vein treatment depends on factors such as size and number of areas to be treated. We offer a complimentary consultation where you can have your veins assessed by one of our skin experts who can then tailor a treatment plan for you and give you a quote. To see our price list, simply click on the button below.

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Next Step

If spider veins on your thighs are making you feel self-conscious and you are looking for safe and effective spider vein treatment, book a free consultation with a skin specialist at Detail Smoother Skin Clinic in Sydney.  We will assess your skin and your veins and recommend a treatment plan. If you already have an appointment booked at Detail Smoother Skin, you can easily add a free treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 9251 9966 (Detail Woman) or 02 9231 5999 (Detail for Men).

If you have never been to Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, you can either give us a call on 02 9251 9966 (Detail Woman) or 02 9231 5999 (Detail for Men), or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

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