IPL (Intense Pulled Light)/Laser for Red Veins

These are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines.

They’re also sometimes called ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, although the veins aren’t in fact broken but only slightly enlarged.

The medical term for them is telangiectasia. They can be on the face or the legs

IPL Laser for Red Veins

Red veins/ thread veins

These are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. They’re also sometimes called ‘spider veins’ or ‘broken veins’, although the veins aren’t in fact broken but only slightly enlarged. The medical term for them is telangiectasia. They can be on the face or the legs

What causes them?

Usually there’s no obvious cause. Thread veins tend to develop as we age and our skin and blood vessels become less elastic. Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and the menopause are thought to provoke their development – the reason why women are more prone to them than men.

You can also inherit a family tendency to the problem. Other causes include too much sunbathing, exposure to wind or extreme temperatures, cortico-steroid medicines and radiotherapy. Jobs that involve prolonged standing may aggravate the condition, but they don’t actually cause it. Although you may not like the look of them, thread veins aren’t dangerous, but they tend to become larger and increase in number over time.

Red veins treatments at the skin nurse clinic on the face

A combination of laser therapy and electrolysis can work brilliantly .mixture of both. Laser /ipl therapy uses brief pulses of laser light to destroy smaller blood vessels. Several types of laser are used. A pulsed dye laser is best for thin red veins which are close to the skin’s surface.

Often thread veins on the face are part of a condition called rosacea and additionally medication may be needed to control the problem.

FAQ


Is red veins treatment painful?

The sensation of a laser is often described as similar to a rubber band pinging against your skin. A local anaesthetic cream can be used if you wish.

Are there any after side effects with red vein treatment?

A full consultation is carried out all possible side affects and complications are discussed. The veins can look a little darker ( more red after ) and sometimes there is a risk of bruising.

How many treatments are needed?

3 to 4 session initially depending on how many veins there are . it is a good idea to get maintenance treatments, to keep them supressed

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