Laser thead vein removal is a non-invasive treatment that eliminates the appearance of unsightly thread veins, or spider veins as they are sometimes called, that are commonly found on the face, ankles, calves and thighs.
Laser is a non-surgical solution for removing spider and reticular leg veins in less than 30 minutes with long lasting results. This solution leaves no incision scars and doesn’t have a lengthy recovery.
How laser thread vein removal works
Using the latest technology, the Elite+ laser from Cynosure®, we can achieve fast, effective removal of thread veins.
The laser delivers light energy into your skin which is absorbed by the blood within the targeted vein. Once this energy is absorbed by the blood the vein will heat up, causing the vein walls to collapse and disappear.
For larger veins, an alternative treatment may be required, called sclerotherapy. Click here to find out more.
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We use the state-of-the-art Elite+™ laser from Cynosure®. The Elite + combines two laser wavelengths to provide a variety of laser treatments, effectively, safely and efficiently.
The laser has spot sizes of up to 24mm, allowing large areas to be treated as quickly as possible.
The Elite+ uses a wavelength of 1064nm to treat leg veins in a matter of sessions.
The Elite+ system has been used in clinics for many years, and is proven to be safe in many clinical publications.
What to expect on the day
Before your treatment a gel will be applied to the area being treated, this ensures the laser is delivered appropriately and will cool the area during and after the treatment. Your practitioner will move the laser over your skin and pulse the energy as they follow the length of the vein. Safety goggles will be provided to protect your eyes, but you may still see flashes of light.
You will feel a mild sensation and heat during the treatment, but cool air can be used to help with the discomfort. The vessels may blanch, grey or change colour immediately but these will fade in about ten to fourteen days. Patients find this procedure comfortable and can return to normal activity immediately afterwards.
Laser thread vein removal FAQ
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Different lasers can effectively treat different skin types. Our laser can be used on a wide range of skin types from very light to very dark skin. During your consultation we will determine the best course of treatment for you based on a variety of factors such as hair color and hair type.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, we recommend a series of six treatment sessions to provide the best aesthetic outcome. Laser hair removal technology can only affect hair in active phases of growth, so several treatments are needed to affect all of the unwanted hair.
How long will it take?
The procedure typically takes less than 20 minutes to perform depending on the size of the area or number of pigmented lesions being treated.
"I was really looked after"
Cannot wait for my appointment for thread vein and rosacea removal by laser treatment I was really looked after, they talked me through all that they will do when I have it all done, and any questions I had were answered, so cannot wait to say goodbye to the unsightly veins and redness, the staff are also very kind and concerned for customers that they are helping with what they need done.