Our red vein removal system uses the latest Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to provide a safe and effective long-term solution to facial vascular concerns. Our red vein treatment is suitable for a variety of conditions, such as rosacea, thread veins and red spots, as well as certain unsightly leg veins.
Our red vein treatment uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). This IPL system emits light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following red vein removal, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
Prior to red vein treatment, a consultation is conducted, during which a medical history is taken to confirm your suitability for the treatment. There is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Finally, there is time for a small patch test to be carried out*.
Our red vein laser treatment begins with the application of a thin layer of chilled gel to the skin. This is to aid light absorption by the vessel. The light applicator is then placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area has been treated. Finally, the chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During this red vein treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.
*£20 charge for test patch, redeemable against any IPL treatment.
Most people are suitable for our red vein laser treatment. The best results are often achieved by clients who have fair skin, for whom there is also less risk of side effects. The best response to red vein removal tends to be seen with facial thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea.
Patients must wait 6 months after giving birth (if not breastfeeding) or 6 months after ceasing breastfeeding, before undergoing this procedure. This is period is necessary to allow for post-pregnancy hormones to return to a normal, consistent level.
Following red vein removal treatment, vessels at the treatment site will quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body. This leaves little-to-no trace of the original lesion. Your skin tone will then appear more even and your complexion will become healthier and brighter.
Typically three to six treatments are required for a red vein removal laser treatment to ensure maximum results. However, small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments usually occur at four to six-week intervals.
The sensation of a red vein removal treatment varies but is often described as a “flick of an elastic band”. Typically, no anaesthesia is required and most clients describe the discomfort as moderate and tolerable.
After your red vein removal treatment, the affected area may feel warm for a few hours. Particularly delicate areas, such as the cheeks or décolletage can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though uncommon, there is some risk of a small blister forming and of temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
Occasionally mild discomfort may be experienced. Requires no anaesthetic
15- 30 minutes
The IPL system emits light which readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed.
Vessels at treatment site will clear quickly as they are reabsorbed in to the body, leaving little to no trace of the original lesion. Skin tone will appear more even and the complexion healthier and brighter.
Slight erythema immediately after treatment; prominent vessels may temporarily darken (usually lightening within 4 weeks), skin may be sensitive for a day or two
6 treatments at monthly intervals
£42.50 - £252.50 per treatment. Discounted courses available