The Gut And Skin Clinic


What is the best treatment for facial red veins in men and women?

There are two highly effective treatments that work to remove red veins, broken veins and thread veins on the face. One is IPL Laser and one is diathermy. Very often a combination of both of these is used at Vitality Centre to achieve optimal results. 

Why are a combination of IPL Laser and Diathermy used for facial Red Vein Removal?

Very often advanced red veins on the face consist of two issues. One of these is the veins themselves. The other is the redness known as rosacea. If you can see the thread veins as individual lines, they can be treated with diathermy. But if you also see general redness, then IPL laser is required in combination with diathermy. Most people dont have one or the other but a combination of both. Turbo Vein Buster uses a combination of both diathermy and IPL laser treatments to achieve maximum results. For those with advanced broken capillaries and redness, we offer this unique and exclusive skin programme which combines the highest grade and most effective IPL Laser with Diathermy. This programme is called TURBO VEIN BUSTER. Over the course of 5 treatments, expect dramatic improvements in both redness and capillaries. You will be recommended to use co-enzyme Q10 topical serum which is provided in clinic.


Turbo Vein Buster is the name of our signature red vein busting treatment. It combines IPL Laser with diathermy for the most effective red vein removal treatment for men and women.    The most advanced treatment for both red veins and overall redness of the face.

Note: It can be highly beneficial to undergo a light peel or microdermabrasion in advance of treatment to ensure optimal results. This can be booked in one week in advance, and is available at Dublin Vitality Centre.         


  • Red Vein Removal
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Milia (white spots under skin)
  • Blood Spots
  • Spider thread veins
  • Telangiectasia
  • Skin Tags
  • Spider naevi
  • Stellate angioma


Who knew that gut health problems like constipation can be indicated in the red veins that we often see about the face. Certain skin types are also naturally prone to red veins including but not exclusive to pale celtic skin.      Very often the first signs of aging are unsightly broken veins and capillaries around the nose and cheeks. These small red veins often become more apparent over time. They often  cannot be covered up by makeup. The presence of small veins and capillaries cause distress to many people. The treatment of telangiectasia by diathermy or IPL or indeed a combination of both is the very best method for the removal of broken capillaries on the face, according to our experience. Spider thread veins Telangiectasia is the correct name for the small red veins that appear on the nose and cheeks. Spider telangiectasia (spider naevi or stellate angioma) respond very well to treatment by short-wave diathermy and redness responds to IPL laser exceptionally well.  

Areas affected are mainly the face, particularly the nose, cheeks, neck, lips, and legs. Spider naevi and Campbell de Morgan spots are also found on the torso. These red veins often appear during pregnancy and rarely heal by themselves. Red veins are commonly caused by drinking alcohol, working outdoors, smoking. They can also be genetic.

Spider Red Veins are thin-walled tubes with little muscle and a poor elastic component to their walls. Diathermy cuts these tiny veins so that blood can no longer enter into them. The cut vein then clots and the blood inside coagulates and the red vein disappears almost instantly.

IPL Laser is an excellent treatment for those seeking to reduce general redness of the face and red veins known as rosacea.  At Vitality Centre Grafton Street, we use Lynton Laser technology. IPL laser by Lynton Lasers provides spectacular skin solutions. Advancements in aesthetic skin technology mean that it is now possible to deliver the most advanced pain-free laser IPL laser red vein and photo rejuvenation solutions around. At Vitality Centre, we have over 10 of experience specialising in non-surgical skin and body treatments to ensure you achieve the very best facial red vein removal  solution for your skin problems.   

Patch Test

IPL Photo Facial Treatments require a patch test and a full skin and medical history consultation no less than 48 hours iN  advance. Please allow 40 minutes minimum for this. This can be booked online.

The following are contraindicated for IPL LASER. Psoriasis, eczema, bleeding disorders, diabetes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, active herpes cold sores, taking Accutane or other photosensitive meds, currently on antibiotics , recent sunburn in the past 6 weeks, recent tan or fake tan.

Diathermy Red Vein Removal is ideal for the removal of red veins which are visible to the naked eye. It      does not damage the surrounding skin and results in fast and effective removal of broken capillaries and red veins to the face. It is very often used during surgical procedures as results are consistent and risk of damage to surrounding skin is negligible.

Diathermy is excellent for the removal of:

  • Red Veins
  • Broken Veins
  • Visible Capillaries
  • Milia
  • Skin Tags
  • Blood Spots

Expect to experience mild flaky skin and some redness for up to 5 days after treatment. Detailed verbal and written aftercare directions are given to all clients immediately after treatment. The skin may look red and flakey for up to 5 days after treatment with a full healing time of 6 weeks in some cases. Make up can be applied the next day to cover any redness or scabbing but is best avoided for 24 hours if possible. Washing of the face should be in a dabbing fashion and scabs should not be disturbed or picked at. Often if redness persist IPL laser is followed.