IPL is used to break down the thread veins. The extremely bright light from the IPL is absorbed by the colour within the blood vessel. The absorption of heat damages the vessel, which is then broken down by the body and carried away by lymph drainage.
All IPL, Laser Thread Vein Removal treatments require a test patch and consultation seven days prior to treatment. This will help to confirm suitability for the treatment. Typically, three treatments are recommended to see a result. Many people see thread veins disappear completely, while others see a reduction in appearance. There are a small number of people who do not see a result from treatment. It is important to remember that vessels can return, or new ones may develop so maintenance treatments may be necessary.
Areas that we use IPL for thread vein removal include:
Spider or thread veins on the face can be caused by a number of factors. Some are environmental, some physical, and some genetic. Sun damage, pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, genetics, ageing, and even excessive alcohol consumption can all lead to thread veins.
Fine spider veins or thread veins on the face can be treated by IPL. We will be able to do a thorough assessment during a consultation and assess the efficacy of treatment. Book a consultation today!
IPL for thread veins feels a little bit like an elastic band being snapped against the skin. It is very tolerable. We will consult a patch test before we carry out the treatment to be sure you are happy.
The veins that are treated will be permanently reduced. However, if you are prone to getting them or have environmental factors that may make you develop them you may see new ones appearing. These, too, can be treated.
You may experience some redness after the procedure but this should reduce within 24 hours.
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