Red/Thread vein Removal

Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.

These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.  Although facial veins / 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 the extremes of temperature.  The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins.  Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or as a part of a skin condition called rosacea.

This treatment is to:

  • Reduce overall facial redness and reduce blushing.
  • Be rid of embarrassing broken veins or red spots.
  • Have clearer, brighter, fresher looking skin
Red/Thread Vein Removal at Strathearn Clinics

How are thread veins treated?
Both Intense Pulse Light and laser systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed.  Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.  For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel.  The light is then pulsed over the entire area to be treated.  The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.  A similar process is carried out for laser treatment except the chilled gel is not required.  During the treatment, protective eye wear will be worn.

How many treatments are necessary?
Typically three to six treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just two to three sessions.

How often do I receive the treatment?
Usually once every 4-6 weeks depending on thread vein.

During the consultation a health questioner will be completed with the relevant health checks.  Clients are required to have a patch test before any treatment can be carried out, the first treatment is normally carried out 7 days after the patch test.

How long do the results last?
Immediately after treatment some thread veins will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, and be less visible.  With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur. Maintenance sessions may not be required as result are long-lasting, however after full treatment we do advise to come into the clinic for a check-up once a year.

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