Facial Thread Vein Treatment

How does Intense Pulsed Light treat Facial Thread Veins?

Facial Thread Veins before and after treatment

A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The operator guides the visible light from the flash lamp to the blood vessel needing treatment. The system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics are allowed to reach your skin.

Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and coverts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually, and safely, disappear after treatment.

How long will the Facial Thread Vein Treatment take?

The time for Facial Vein Thread Treatment is dependent on the total area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 10 to 20 minutes.

Is Facial Thread Vein Treatment painful?

There is no need to use any method of pain control; the sensation is similar to that of an elastic band snapping onto the skin, followed by a warm sensation lasting several minutes. You may find it comforting to cool the skin after the treatment.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments for facial veins depends on the body site and the severity of the thread vein. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1 to 4 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.

Call 01424 213298 to book your consultation for Facial Thread Vein treatment