Laser Thread Vein Removal:
Laser thread vein removal is becoming increasing popular and like both sclerotherapy
and IPL thread vein removal
the results are very impressive.
Laser thread vein removal can be used on all parts of the body including the face and it is usually a painless procedure. It is generally recommended that the laser only treats thread veins
that are less than 4mm in size. Bigger thread veins are better treated with sclerotherapy and this will be discussed with you during a consultation.
How Does Laser Thread Vein Removal Work?
The laser is targeted directly at the thread vein which causes them to heat up. This increase in temperature causes damage to the blood vessel wall, which results in the blood vessel closing. The body then absorbs these damaged blood vessels over a few months and hence they are then no longer visible.
How Long Does Laser Thread Vein Removal Last?
Generally speaking the veins do not grow back, although sometimes new thread veins will grow in the same area.
Does Laser Thread Vein Removal Hurt?
It can be moderately uncomfortable especially on the slightly larger veins. A topical local anaesthetic is therefore often applied to limit the discomfort.
How Many Thread Vein Laser Treatments Will I Need?
Most people need around 5 repeat treatments for each area.
Laser Thread Vein Removal Side Effects:
There are very few side effects but the following are things you may experience after the procedure:
Red and swollen veins are normal immediately after the treatment.
Blisters can occur.
Crusting and scabs can occur. These heal naturally.
Laser Thread Vein Removal Cost:
The amount of treatments required will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. The price will range from £70 - £150 per session and typically 5 treatments are recommended.