What are Thread Veins?
Thread veins are extremely common and sometimes embarrassing, mostly affecting the face, body and legs. The causes of thread veins are unknown although they may be caused by changes in temperature, smoking, hormonal changes, alcohol and prolonged standing as well as being a possible inherited condition. At Resolve, we offer state of the art laser technology to combat thread veins.
Which types of veins can be treated?
Most red skin lesions including rosacea, spider naevi, port wine stains are treated with Intense pulse light. Lasers and IPL can be used to remove thread veins on the face, body and legs.
How does the treatment work?
The IPL emits light which turns into heat when it comes into contact with the skin. The IPL is attracted to pigment so therefore is attracted to the pigment of the thread vein, rosacea or spider naevi. The heat coagulates the blood and destroys the blood vessel and it will absorb back into the bloodstream. This results in lessened or completely removed thread veins and a clearer complexion.
How many treatments are needed?
Laser treatments will remove fine and large thread veins quickly and effectively, one to five sessions is usually all that is needed to leave your skin feeling smooth and blemish-free. This is a non invasive treatment for veins 1-3 mm in size. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.
How do I prepare for a treatment?
Patients should avoid tanning on the treatment area roughly one month ahead of treatment to avoid excessive light absorption in the skin. Immediately after the treatment the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. High factor sun lotions can be used.
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Images courtesy of Eden Clinic
Images courtesy of Eden Clinic
What is Rosacea?
It may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily and progress to persistent redness in the centre of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. It may also involve the ears, chest and back.
Some people experience facial redness, inflammation, burning or warm tingly sensations. As the disease progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on or around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads. Some patients suffer from inflamed pustules or spots.
Rosacea is primarily a disorder of the facial blood vessels that undergo changes and become hyper-responsive to internal and external triggers such as sun exposure, heat, rich foods, caffeine and alcohol.
How can Rosacea be treated?
Traditional treatments for Rosacea include topical and oral anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications.
At the Resolve Clinic we can treat Rosacea using the Laser. The vascular structures which are responsible for causing Rosacea respond to the light that is emitted via the laser. The laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within these vessels. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function or the vessel. Over time, the vessel is absorbed by the body and disappears from sight. This leads to reduction of the redness and flushing appearance of facial skin.
How long do treatments take?
Treatment takes approx 15 to 30 minutes and is typically performed at six weekly intervals. Clients may require several initial treatments and then return annually for treatment of new blood vessels. Our team of highly trained professionals will create a skin rejuvenation program for you.
What is the treatment like?
The procedure is non-invasive and pain free. Many people describe the procedure as a flick of an elastic band.
What skin types can be treated?
All skin types can be treated with the IPL machine except black skin type. For this skin type a natural skin peel maybe recommended for skin rejuvenation. Please enquire for more details.
Why do I need a Test Patch?
This is to check your skin suitability and to ensure there are no adverse reactions to the treatment. A period of 2 – 5 days must be left between this and commencement of treatment. Not all clients will require a test patch and this will be assessed within the consultation.