IPL Thread Vein Treatments
Intensed Pulsed Light Treatments for Thread Veins
Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins which appear around the nose and across the cheeks and chin. These broken veins occur when the veins dilate and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin. Although facial veins or spider veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them.
Facial veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and extremes of temperature. The exact cause is often unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or can due to the skin condition Rosacea.
How does IPL work for Thread Veins?
When treating thread veins, the light is absorbed by the oxyhaemoglobin in the blood within the vein, causing the blood to coagulate and the thread vein to break up into particles that can be filtered away naturally through the lymphatic system in your body.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required is very individual as response to treatments varies from person to person. This can be discussed prior to treatment during a consultation.
What does treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but the procedure is very quick. Sensations can vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.
How long do the results* last?
Immediately* after treatment some thread veins can disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible. With further treatment these veins will disappear and are not likely to re-occur. However, once you have a tendency to facial redness, you always will, so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary. Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though, as results are long-lasting. To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen.
Who is suitable for treatment?
Anyone is suitable for treatment except dark skinned or tanned individuals. Any medical conditions will be discussed prior to treatment.
Results may vary from person to person.
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