Laser Thread Vein Removal
Nose, Cheeks, Chin and Legs
Red/Thread veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose, cheeks, chin and legs.
How do Red/Thread Veins happen?
Red/Thread veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and the extremes of temperature. The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins. Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or as a part of a skin condition called rosacea.
Does the Treatment Hurt?
Clients can experience mild discomfort, so say it can feel slightly like an elastic band being snapped on the skin.
Is the Treatment Safe?
The Laser is an extremely safe and effective in red/thread vein removal. Using one of the most advanced technology our highly trained and experienced laser practitioners.
Will I be Suitable for the Treatment?
The laser practitioner will determine your suitability for Laser red/thread vein removal treatment during your consultation. If you are suitable for the treatment a patch test will be carried out after which you will be given an appointment to return to the clinic the following week for your first treatment. Protective eye goggles are worn by the client and practitioner during treatment. Cool air or Aloe Vera gel maybe applied to the area after treatment.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
Laser red/thread vein removal can take 5-30 minutes depending on the area size.
What Results can I Expect?
2-4 weeks after treatment, red/thread veins will fade. Each client is different and results depend on various factors. Red/thread veins normally do not reappear after 1 to 6 treatments. Sometimes conditions such as Rosacea may cause new veins to appear at in the future which further treatment would be necessary.
What Areas can be Treated?
Red and Thread Veins normally on face or legs areas.
What is the Downtime?
Most clients can return to work and normal daily activities the same day. We would recommend taking some time off after treatment to cool the area if required.
What is the Aftercare?
Each client is given a copy of about the treatment and aftercare before any treatment is carried out. The client may notice redness, slight swelling or puffiness which can last from a few hours to a few days. Rare reactions maybe blistering, scarring, indentation but they are rare. Following the aftercare advice will reduce any potential risks and adverse reactions.
Do I require a course of treatment?
Yes, the laser emits light which is readily absorbed by the blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed. Following each treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion. Typically two to six treatments may be required depending on red/thread vein, though small lesions may clear in just one to three sessions. We recommend once a year check up at the clinic.
How long does results last?
Immediately after treatment some thread veins will disappear but may some may re-occur a few days later less visible. With further treatment they will disappear and are not likely to reoccur. Maintenance sessions may not be required as results can be long-lasting, however after full treatment we do advise to come into the clinic for a check-up once a year. Treatment is carried out once every 4-6 weeks depending on red/thread vein.