Thread veins, or spider veins, are dark blood vessels that are rather prominent in appearance. Sitting close to the surface of the skin, they are most commonly seen in the facial areas and the legs. As we age, the elasticity of our blood vessels increases while the valves in the veins start to weaken. This often causes breakages, resulting in the characteristically apparent thread-like veins.
At Aesthetics Lab we use the most advanced IPL system on the market to treat spider veins the light generates heat in the veins, which causes the walls of the vein to collapse and form scar tissue. Eventually, these veins will be reabsorbed by the body and fade away after several weeks. It is exceptionally effective for treating varicose veins and cherry angiomas as well.
Our IPL machine incorporates a cooling system, known as the Sapphire Spot, which minimises any discomfort during the treatment.
Our aestheticians take time to assess your thread veins thoroughly, making sure the treatment plan we come up with is going to be the most effective for your individual case. We highly recommend having a full assessment, this way we can go through the treatment plan with you to make sure we achieve the best result possible.
Aesthetics Lab always put your health and well being first. At your initial IPL thread vein consultation, we will talk through your medical history to be sure of any possible contraindications. This appointment provides a great opportunity to ask as many questions as you want. We’ll always answer openly and honestly.
Your Aesthetician will cover the whole area of concern that has been highlighted with a broad spectrum light. The light is pulsed onto the skin causing the vein walls to break down. Throughout the treatment a system called Sapphire Spot will be used, to help keep your skin surface cool, making the procedure very comfortable.
Generally, the downtime after the IPL thread vein procedures is very little. You may notice slight redness that should subside within half an hour. Most clients recover almost immediately following the procedure. It is essential to follow your aesthetician’s recommendations to help maintain the results achieved.