Vascular Treatments

Vascular problems affect all skin types, age groups and life styles. 65% of all adults will suffer from varicose or thread veins at some stage of their life.

Thread Veins

These are small superficial purple or red veins, stretching like a web under the skin anywhere on the body, but very often on the face. These small surface veins are treated using light energy. This light energy (IPL) is absorbed by the blood, changed into heat and the vein is destroyed.

A pulse of laser or IPL energy may feel like a pinch or similar to a snapped rubber band. Chilled gel applied to the skin and other techniques to prevent or minimise any discomfort will be used. The entire procedure is brief and non-invasive.

Varicose Veins

These are enlarged vessels that have widened as a result of weakness in the vein wall, which stretches and bulges. The ND Yag Laser is used to treat larger deep veins (reticular veins). These veins respond to the precise energy levels and wave length of light that is used. The small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood in the vein on the basis of its colour. The resulting heat clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. This function does not affect any of the surrounding tissue. Over time the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear from sight.

Many leg veins need multiple treatments, often over several months, before the effect is complete. However, most patients will see significant improvement following one treatment.

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