Using state of the art laser technology, unsightly veins can be quickly and safely eliminated, including:
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Leg veins up to 4mm in diameter
Our advanced technologies minimise the redness and bruising normally associated with traditional treatments. Best of all, we can treat people of any ethnic origin and skin type.
How does it work?
The Laser and Intense Pulsed Light energy is absorbed by the pigment in your blood and collapses the unwanted vein. The energy is delivered through a handheld device with a cooling tip that protects your skin. Most treatments will take between 15 - 30 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. To increase your comfort when treating larger red and blue veins we apply prescription topical anaesthetic cream 30 - 60 minutes before treatment.
What results can I expect?
The appearance of the vein will either dramatically fade or completely disappear during the treatment. Some vessels may show temporary swelling that will subside after a few hours to a few days. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs and this may take between 2 and 8 weeks. Also, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area. For leg veins, support tights must be worn for 3 - 5 days after treatment and small scratches may appear on the area treated.
This treatment requires a patch test to be performed 24hours before the treatment. This is an essential part of our duty of care to protect you and your skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see excellent improvement after just two treatments. Everyone responds differently to treatments, with some needing only one treatment and others requiring a third treatment. You can optimise your results by closely following the post treatment instructions. The usual treatment interval is 6 – 8 weeks for leg veins and 2 - 4 weeks for the face. A personal plan will be discussed in your consultation.