Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, our aesthetic therapists are able to provide a safe and effective long-term solution to thread veins and vascular concerns. The treatment is suitable for a variety of vascular conditions including rosacea, thread veins, red veins and red spots, as well as certain unsightly leg veins.
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system emits light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
As every client’s body, skin and goals are unique, a detailed consultation with one of our experienced aesthetic therapists is essential prior to undergoing any advanced non-surgical treatment. During the consultation, your aesthetic therapist will discuss any problem areas, desired improvements, available options (including no treatment at all) and expected outcomes. A thorough medical history will be recorded, and photographs taken to document your starting point prior to treatment.
Should IPL for vascular concerns be agreed upon as the most suitable form of treatment, the procedure 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 treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.
Most people are suitable for 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 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 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 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.
Following 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