Thread veins are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They can be found anywhere on the body but are most common around the nose, cheeks and chin. Using short bursts of light to treat the veins, results can be seen in as little as one treatment.
What are the causes of thread veins?
Several different factors contribute to thread veins
- Environmental: Sun exposure, Wind etc
- Lifestyle: Diet, Smoking, Central Heating
- Medication: Steroids creams and other listed medications.
How does the treatment work?
The visible light from the applicator is converted to heat in the skin, which destroys the protein in the walls of the thread vein. As a result it will gradually and safely disappear after the treatment.
How long does a session last? And how many will I need?
The average man would require three sessions, however it can range from between one and five.
Does it hurt?
Pain thresholds vary from person to person, however it is generally felt as a sharp pinch for a fraction of a second.
Are there any special considerations?
Yes, avoid sun exposure directly before or after, and we recommend you wear a minimum of S.P.F 20, both during and after the treatment.
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