Banish thread veins, skin tags & warts / Waterhouse Young
- Thread vein and skin tag removal by the best aesthetic doctors in the business.
- Our precision skill will give you excellent outcomes, dramatically reducing or even removing the appearance of thread veins
- Our clients tell us that our aesthetic doctors have a reassuringly soft touch that delivers high quality results
Although generally harmless, we understand that common skin problems such as thread veins, skin tags and warts can affect your self-confidence.
At Waterhouse Young, our aesthetic doctors and nurses are skilled at using injection microsclerotherapy to correct unwanted thread veins on your legs, while short wave diathermy offers us the delicate precision necessary to remove thread veins from your face.
Diathermy is also an excellent treatment option for skin tag removal, while cryotherapy lets us safely remove raised warts, verrucae, skin tags and other skin lumps.
“Waterhouse Young offers an abundance of skincare treatments and expertise. From a luxury facial to more targeted skin solutions, the clinic is a go-to skincare destination.”
“Never have I been as vain as I was when I left The Waterhouse Young clinic after my rehydrating facial. Not a mirror did I pass without staring in awe at my reflection. My skin was dewy and glowing and for the first time in years I felt confident enough to leave the house without having applied foundation.”
"For great skin this summer, the key is to think ahead! If you want your face to look tip top, then head down to Waterhouse Young. Expect your face to glow the after their HydraFacial, as if your thirsty skin has had a big drink."
“It’s not easy knowing who to trust with something as personal and visible as your face. At Waterhouse Young I feel completely confident that I will leave looking a better version of myself, having learnt something in the process that will help me to slow down the signs of ageing.”
“Dr Saira was knowledgeable and made the whole experience informative and relaxing.”
“As soon as I entered the Waterhouse Young clinic, I knew that the experience was going to be one to remember. The HydraFacial and Intraceutical Infusion are both divine treatments, they left my skin, face and décolleté feeling healthy, hydrated and glowing – even my fiancé noticed the instant improvement! It was the perfect pre-wedding preparation and I felt amazing on my special day. I’m recommending it to everyone.”
“That was the best treatment I have had! Skin glowing.”
“The difference in my skin is unbelievable since the guys at my Dad’s new clinic have been looking after me. As a model, my job involves a lot of travelling and long hours, yet the team still manage to keep my skin clear and glowing. As the camera never lies, I couldn’t do without their awesome treatments.”
“Wow, it was totally amazing, my skin looks and feels so much better! Having had a patch of generally dull and lacklustre skin I am just so impressed by it. All about the results-driven facial.”
“Really knowledgeable staff, and state of the art treatments. Would recommend to anyone.”
“Having tried and tested many hair removal lasers over the years, I have been mightily impressed with the new Soprano ICE as not only is it completely pain free but after just one treatment I noticed an immediate difference. The efficacy of this treatment and the professionalism of the staff at the Waterhouse Young clinic are a winning combination – if you want smooth legs this summer don’t go anywhere else”.
“I have personally had 14 HydraFacial treatments at Waterhouse Young. I cannot fault the service offered in any way and my dermatological issues have been improved quite dramatically. What I like about the company and its practice is that they do not advise patients on having treatment just for the sake of it! I have had so many comments about my skin. Everyone wants to know the secret! It’s Waterhouse Young.”
“The Hydrafacial at Waterhouse Young has changed my life! Thanks to Anna the wonderful therapist who treated me…I’ll see you soon :))”
“I am delighted with the results from Dr Saira. She put me at ease and I learnt a lot about skin ageing. The results are natural yet really effective so I’m already looking forward to my next treatment with her.”
"My hectic schedule means my face often takes a huge strain. Early morning TV, running in cold blustery winds, not to mention the sleepless nights that come with having young children. I can truly say that the HydraFacial at WaterHouse Young has done wonders for my skin. I often get comments from people on how good my skin looks, especially in the days after I have just had a facial."
"Working in the beauty industry for the last 14 years has made me very conscious of my own skin. On visiting I was delighted with the warm welcome I received. The technology at the clinic was able to show me where I needed attention. It was decided I would benefit from a Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion facial. The following day my skin glistened and felt soft and revitalised. I can’t wait to go back!”
“The team at the Waterhouse Young Clinic are lovely. The skin analysis was really helpful to determine my weak areas and to plan a better skin care regime. I had a HydraFacial and have been using the recommended products and can already see a difference with my skin being clearer and brighter. Waterhouse Young have definitely just become my must-have ritual. I would certainly recommend people – in fact I already have.”
“Waterhouse Young is the epitome of luxury clinics that delivers outstanding results. Beautiful surroundings, knowledgeable staff and a solid understanding of skin and the way it ages, means that you leave with skin better than when you walked in. I can’t recommend them enough, my skin is positively glowing.”
“I can’t tell you how many people have commented on my skin following the facial. An hour of relaxing indulgence with lasting results. Ten Years Younger isn’t just a TV programme, it’s what happens at Waterhouse Young.”
“What a lovely experience – my skin felt instantly transformed. Going to the clinic is such a treat and the team welcome you like an old friend. I highly recommend all ladies (and men) that do – and those that should – come here.”
“I’d struggled with poor skin - adult acne exacerbated during pregnancy - for years and was completely fed up until a friend put me in touch with the lovely Anna at Waterhouse Young. Rosie then treated me and I am beyond thrilled with the results. Next stop hair removal.”
“The photos of my wedding are the proof in the pudding of Waterhouse Young’s Intraceuticals treatments and the TLC they give their clients. I had a young baby went I got married and, had I not know about this brilliant team and what they do for your skin, the pictures and wedding guests would tell another story!”
"I'd never had a skin treatment as such before but felt motivated to do so as my face was ageing faster than I liked - particularly obvious at work and definitely after several nights of entertaining clients! EndyMed with HydraFacials have been a revelation."
"Sometimes you try a treatment and know it’ll be your saviour for a long time to come! I love how mesotherapy has smoothed my facial lines and the glow it has brought back to my skin is incredible."
"I think I’ve discovered the facial of the century and I'm not the type to gush. Waterhouse Young claim to be experts on skin and they are. It was the first time I've had a clinical facial and I didn’t know what to expect so Anna talked me through the treatment - it was so comforting and knocked 10 years off me. I could not stop looking at my skin as it hasn't looked that good in a long time. You have to see it to believe it. It's incredible."
We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions and their answers (below and right) to help you find out more. To discuss your concerns about your skin, as well as your hopes for treatment, the first step is to book an initial consultation. You can fill out our quick and easy form or call us on 020 7486 3849 and we will be happy to help.
What are sclerotherapy, cryotherapy and diathermy and how does each treatment work?
Injection microsclerotherapy is a simple treatment that is often successful in correcting unwanted thread veins of the legs. During the treatment, we inject a sclerosing solution called Fibrovein into the thread veins to displace the blood and damage the cell membrane. This sets off a series of responses within the body which eventually break down and absorb the vein until it disappears.
Cryotherapy is a treatment using liquid nitrogen to remove skin lumps by freezing them.
Short wave diathermy is a treatment where we apply a tiny hair-like needle to the skin and conducts an electrical current to heat up the blood in a thread vein. The blood clots before being broken down and reabsorbed by the body.
What happens during each of these treatments?
When you come to us for microsclerotherapy, we will use a syringe and tiny needle to inject a small amount of a sclerosing solution called Fibrovein into your thread veins to empty the targeted veins of blood. The solution causes the vein wall to become irritated and stick to itself, closing it shut and preventing it from filling up with blood again. Sometimes a single injection will remove more than one vein, but it is common to need several injections to clear all the veins, and some veins may need to be injected on more than one occasion.
With cryotherapy, we apply liquid nitrogen to the treatment area, which rapidly freezes the top layer of skin. To prevent discomfort, we may apply a numbing cream first. The freezing site will initially become red and swollen and it may sting and itch slightly as it thaws.
During your treatment, a tiny hair-like needle will be placed gently into your skin and conduct an electrical current to heat up the blood in the thread vein. The treatment can be slightly uncomfortable so a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to help numb the area.
What can these treatments be used to treat?
Microsclerotherapy is used for the removal of thread veins on the legs, anywhere from the top of the thigh to the ankle.
We offer cryotherapy as the ideal treatment for removing warts, verrucae, skin tags and other skin lumps.
Short wave diathermy is used to remove skin tags and treat facial veins. It can also be effective in the treatment of Spider Naevus, red blood spots, warts and Milia.
Will my treatment hurt?
Some people experience minor stinging or cramps when the needle is inserted into the vein but the treatment does not require anaesthetic and the sensation during the treatment should be bearable.
Cryotherapy can cause some mild discomfort. After your treatment, the freezing site will initially become red and swollen and it may sting and itch slightly as it thaws.
Diathermy treatment tends to be uncomfortable so a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the area.
How long will my treatment take?
This precision treatment takes time and concentration, so it typically takes around an hour to complete.
Cryotherapy typically lasts a matter of minutes, as we simply need to apply liquid nitrogen to the relevant treatment area(s). We want you to feel relaxed, informed and in safe hands every step of the way.
Diathermy treatment typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. This time also allows for the anaesthetic cream to take effect.
How much does thread vein, wart or skin tag removal cost?
We will discuss your treatment options and proposed treatment plan during your initial consultation, including a full breakdown of the costs. Prices vary depending on the area(s) to be treated.