Laser Thread Vein Removal - Laser Vein Removal
If you are looking for laser vein removal in Droitwich, Birmingham and the Midlands then look no further. Outline Skincare are specialists in the field and have many years’ experience.
To get in touch regarding our laser vein removal procedures and to arrange a free consultation and test patch call us on: 0845 389 9586. During your free consultation, treatment options can be discussed as you many require sclerotherapy, laser vein removal, or both.
Laser thread vein removal - legs
Our long variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser is effective in removing thread veins up to 3mm in diameter. Whilst sclerotherapy remains the "gold-standard" for leg thread vein treatment, laser treatment can clear up vessels left after sclerotherapy. Laser thread vein treatment can also serve as a stand-alone treatment for those patients who may not be suitable for sclerotherapy.
Laser thread vein removal - Face
Sclerotherapy is not suitable for facial telangiectasia (thread veins) and we offer laser thread vein removal treatment only.
The laser treatment involves the same procedure as followed when performing laser vein removal for thread veins on the legs. We still use the laser but the size of the laser beam is much narrower for facial vessels. There is usually very little swelling or bruising after this treatment, but the area may appear flushed.
How does laser vein removal work?
The lasers deliver a series of focused energy pulses generating heat for very short periods of time; this energy closes down the thread veins, without perforating them and then the damaged veins are gradually dissolved and removed by the body's immune system over several weeks following treatment.
Some patients can find the treatment slightly uncomfortable, but the heat generated subsides very quickly. The skin is cooled and protected with a cold cryogen spray during the laser thread vein removal.
How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?
Most thread veins respond and are cleared within 1-3 sessions of laser vein removal treatment. Treatments are usually 6-8 weeks apart, with the treated area sometimes looking immediately worse before it improves.
What Happens After the Treatment?
If the treated area is a little sore or dry then the application of aloe vera gel may help.
After both laser therapy and sclerotherapy it is quite safe to perform normal daily activities and gentle exercise is encouraged, with the exception of swimming which should be avoided until the skin is completely healed.
We recommend wearing support tights for 7 days after laser thread vein removal on the legs. This will be discussed at your consultation along with any other questions or matters you may have.
Heavy work-outs and weights should be avoided, as the increased blood pressure will put extra pressure on the treated veins and can render the treatment ineffective.
If you require more information on any of the stages of the laser vein removal process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our specialists on: 0845 389 9586.