Thread veins removal
Results after one treatment
Almost all of us will suffer from thread veins in our lives, these small red veins are harmless but can have a very ageing and unsightly effect on the skin. They are most often found on the face, back and legs are commonly referred to as spider veins, red veins or thread veins.
There is no known cause for Thread Veins although as the skin ages and thins they become more visible, sun damage, hormones, high blood pressure and smoking can all worsen the condition.
Thread Vein Removal
We traditionally use 2 methods to treat thread veins. IPL 515/580 is a great option for lighter skin types, we use the laser to ablate the veins, you will see an improvement after each treatment and depending on the severity and depth of the veins you may need multiple sessions.
Our second option is advanced electrolysis, a very fine probe is placed over the vein to cauterise the blood vessel, without the feeding blood flow, the vein is no longer visible. Most superficial veins will be destroyed at the first session, however, deeper and more prominent veins may need further treatments.
Both are great options, the electrocautery is preferred for targeting specific veins and the IPL is excellent for reducing redness in the skin.
What to expect after treatment
Luckily these veins are relatively easy to treat on any part of the body and you are likely to see a 30% – 70% reduction on the first treatment. You may experience redness directly afterwards although this will subside within 24 hours and you can resume normal activities immediately.
Aftercare red vein treatment
Following red vein removal, some aftercare will be necessary. Immediately following your treatment, skin may appear a little red and swollen it may feel hot and even sore. This will subside after a few hours.
- Apply a cooling gel such as Witch Hazel or Aloe Vera to the area quite liberally this will keep the area cool and prevent infection
- Avoid direct heat such as hot bath or showers, saunas and exposure to sunlight or sunbeds.
- Use a minimum of SPF 25 when in the sun.
- Do not apply any other product to the treated area unless specifically advised to do so
- Avoid touching the area unnecessarily
- Gently wash and pat dry the area, do not rub
After advanced electrolysis treatments sometimes a very fine scab will form. Normally if the treatment is successful the blemish will simply come away from the skin. Do not pick or rub the scab but simply let it fall off. A few days afterwards the skin underneath may look a little pink and fresh, please repeat the treatment advise above. Skin will fully heal in 10-14 days.
“Natasha provides an impeccable service. From the point of initial email enquiry, I have had a 5 star experience from start to finish. I cannot recommend her highly enough. The quality of her treatments and the skill with which she executes them.”
Does it hurt ?
It is completely normal to feel anxious about the procedures. We use a range of topical anaesthetics to ensure that you are as relaxed as possible during the treatment and that any discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum. Most clients describe the sensation as ‘tingling vibrations’ rather than pain and many fall asleep during the procedure.
Reception will be open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Saturday for calls and bookings
Monday: 10am - 6.30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm