Both men and women are bothered by the appearance of body and facial spider veins.

Spider veins are small unsightly red or purple vessels on the surface of the face. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spiderveins can also be found on the legs. They can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

The causes of spider veins on the face include prolonged exposure to the sun, increasing age, trauma, medical conditions and certain habits such as smoking or alcohol. Women tend to be affected by spider veins 2-4 times more commonly than men do, due to the fact that female hormones and pregnancies are so commonly implicated in their cause.

In the past, electrocautery has been used to treat these veins but this modality often resulted in intolerable pain and sometimes scarring. Since the advent of lasers, the NdYAG has been used for the treatment of unwanted small veins on the face and a few treatments may be require to achieve an acceptable level of improvement. We can offer you two treatment modalities for spider vein removal at Skin Renewal: the CoolGlide Excel or the light based treatment the Acutip 500 ™ used to reduce veins up to 4 mm on the face.

At Skin Renewal a highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment together with long term maintenance program is recommended. We plan our treatments carefully to ensure the best cosmetic outcome. For maximum results please ensure that the clinic you choose for vein removal uses a Class 4 medical laser.

In Office therapies:

In the past, electrocautery has been used to treat these veins but this modality often resulted in intolerable pain and sometimes scarring.

  • Since the advent of lasers, the CoolGlide Excel (NdYAG) has been used for the treatment of unwanted small veins of the face. A few treatments may be required to achieve an acceptable level of improvement.
  • We can offer you two laser treatment modalities for vein removal at Skin Renewal: a laser treatment the CoolGlide Excel (ND YAG Laser) or the light based treatment the Acutip 500™ used to reduce spider veins anywhere on the face or body.

Skin Renewal Tip

At Skin renewal, vein removal forms part of our signature treatment - 3 D Skin Rejuvenation, which is one of the most effective non ablative skin rejuvenation solutions available, involves combining three clinical applications viz. Titan, Limelight /Photo Genesis and Laser Genesis with Mirodermabrasion and transdermal mesotherapy. Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in demand, fastest growing procedure with no downtime


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Review -Great Therapist
Reviewed on 28 June 2018 by Gabrielle Schraader

My therapist is an outstanding therapist. She is gentle, professional, highly knowledgable and passionate about what she does. I look forward to my monthly treatments and feel each month is treated as a specific focussed treatment as apposed to a routine schedule. She is a lovely presence throughout the hour I am there and feel she really is the most experienced therapist.

Review -Morningside Professionalism
Reviewed on 22 June 2018 by Anonymous

Very professional and amazing service as always

Review -Fabulous Facial
Reviewed on 12 June 2018 by Anonymous

Helen is very thorough and makes sure the treatment is correct for my skin at the time of treatment. Lovely, soft hands. Well worth the time spent.

Review -Great Treatments
Reviewed on 12 June 2018 by Anonymous

Helen's thorough and delicate way of doing her treatments is only a pleasure having done treatments with her. She is highly recommended.

Review -Relaxation
Reviewed on 9 June 2018 by Anonymous

I came in so exhausted from my hectic lifestyle. The treatment was so relaxing and good for my state of mind. I feel so refreshed. It is like I have a completely new body. I enjoyed the scrub, wrap and massage. Overall, the experience was amazing. I will make time to at least come in once a month. Esther is brilliant. I love how she connects with my body and give me the best treatments. Thank you.

Review -Safe Haven
Reviewed on 30 May 2018 by Anonymous

Always feel safe having my treatments here with Candice.

Thank you

Review -Treatment and Staff at Skin Renewal Irene
Reviewed on 7 March 2018 by Mrs King from Irene

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Illona is a professional and extremely thoughtful lady. I am content with the treatment and result. All advice and recommendations were well worth it. Thank you.

Review -West Rand branch...excellent service!
Reviewed on 30 January 2018 by Angeline Holloway
  • Excellent customer service
  • Professional
  • Experience
  • Overall great service.
Review -Mesoglow Facial at West Rand
Reviewed on 8 November 2016 by Lizette Kritzinger

wat n wonderlike, rustige en ontspanne ervaring. Behandeling was heerlik en personnel het lieflike geselskappe, hul is ook ingestel op my behoeftes en ervaringe.

Review -Pigmentation
Reviewed on 8 November 2016 by Anonymous

Only intoxicating experience with Sharon, not only very knowledgeable on the best products for my skin, but advice amazingly sound and delivered in a manner that was great. The facial experience was awesome and my skin just feels bright and healthy. Wish I had met her decades ago and that your branch was down the road. This will be my permanent spot.

Ps : my hope restored for improvement on my pigmentation and overall skin health.

Thank you very much.

Review -Deep Cleanse review
Reviewed on 7 November 2016 by Raven Dim

very insightful, very informative, relaxing, awesome experience

Review -Pedicure from West Rand
Reviewed on 13 April 2016 by Sheila Lamprecht

Most enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere. Sharon did an excellent pedi. I really enjoyed it

Review -Wax
Reviewed on 12 April 2016 by Anonymous

Lovely atmosphere - very calm and soothing. Sharon is a very friendly and well informed and knows a lot about your product and services. Looking forward to coming back and definately receiving more treatments

Review -Massage
Reviewed on 8 April 2016 by Derika Levin

Back an neck was very stiff and painful when I came in. But totally released when I left.

Review -Africology balancing facial
Reviewed on 30 March 2016 by Leane Papendorf

My experience was very nice, I enjoyed it very much feel very relaxed and calm. Skin feels great

Review -Relaxed and pain free
Reviewed on 24 March 2016 by Alicia Coetzee

I had a reflex with Clare the treatment definitely made a difference. Clare is very nice and has fantastic hands

Review -Vein removal review
Reviewed on 1 August 2015 by John Heritage

Staff very friendly, diagnosis spot on. treatment was extremely professional and effective. The follow up after the treatment was appreciated and thoughtful.

Review -Painless vein removal
Reviewed on 20 May 2015 by A.A From Fourways

Beverly is the most professional young woman! I was very stressed for the process of vein removal, as I had my first treatment about 6-8 years ago - and it was so painful, I did not want to do it again. She managed my process, and the treatment was not painful at all.

Review -Skin Renewal delivers great results
Reviewed on 30 October 2014 by Anastacia Niholayenko

I have been coming to Skin Renewal in Fourways for a number of years now. Liezel has been my therapist I see every time and I cannot recommend her enough! Courteous, professional and in general fantastic. My experience with Skin Renewal always delivers great results, I feel truly taken care of and so does my skin!

Review -Disappearing veins
Reviewed on 11 September 2014 by Adriana Weilbach

Angelique is always very friendly and efficient and gives confidence that she knows her treatment very well. She is very professional and a pleasure to have as a consultant. The branch is well appointed and an inviting environment.

Review -Ilona at Irene excellent
Reviewed on 3 September 2014 by Surike Cooper

Excellent results which Ilona, I will be coming back to Irene for more treatments.