Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. They're also sometimes called 'spider veins' or 'broken veins', although the veins aren't infact broken but only slightly enlarged. The medical term for them is telangiectasia. Laser can treat the very fine veins that can appear on the nose, cheeks and chin and the results are very successful.
To treat them we use lasertherapy, brief pulses of laser light to destroy smaller blood vessels. Several types of laser are used. A pulsed dye laser is best for thin red veins which are close to the skin's surface. Deeper blue or purple veins need a laser with a longer wavelength (YAG laser) to reach them. What sort of Laser treatment the client is suitable for is decided over a consultation.
The sensation of the treatment is often described as similar to a rubber band pinging against your skin. A local anaesthetic cream can be used if you wish. Post -treatment there may be some bruising and sometimes the treated area may itch a bit. After a week or so the veins should begin to fade and they'll continue to do so for up to eight weeks.
Although we recommend you to have three treatments more may be necessary, depending on the number of veins and their size and location. Treatments are spaced about eight weeks apart, so it may take more than six months to achieve the final result. Start now if you want better looking legs this summer.
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