Laser Vein Removal
Through the science of Nd:YAG laser technology we offer a non invasive solution for the removal of smaller vascular lesions including facial thread veins and leg veins
The Bios Square Epil Laser treatments on broken capillaries are very effective in removing the unsightly appearance of Spider Veins, Thread Veins and Leg Veins.
Very thin and fragile capillaries busy away under the surface of our skin, carrying oxygen and nutrients, and removing waste. As they break they can appear as bruises or spider veins. The laser light is absorbed into into the walls of the broken capillaries, smaller spider veins may disappear immediately, larger spider veins will darken and take longer with potentially repeat treatments before disappearing completely. The non invasive treatments will not damage your skin
How does ND:YAG laser treatments work on veins?
A vein is a small blood vessel that sits near the surface of the skin. The laser light targets the blood that contains haemoglobin within the vessels. The haemoglobin absorbs the laser light emitted converting it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in wall of the vein vessel causing it to collapse and disperses the blood. The vessel is then reabsorbed naturally by the white blood cells with the body.
An in-depth consultation with your thread vein removal specialist will be carried out before a treatment programme can proceed to assess your personal needs followed with a patch test to determine skin response and size of vessels required to be treated.
Which thread veins can be treated?
Thread veins can be unsightly and can affect self confidence and through the use of Nd:YAG laser technology veins can be treated on all parts of the body. Superficial smaller veins in the facial, chest and leg areas are the most common veins to be removed by this technology. The technology is supported by worldwide clinical research studies with proven results.
How many treatments are needed?
This treatment relies on the absorption on the laser beam into the haemoglobin within the blood to disperse the vein and is most effective on light skins. The lighter the skin the more pronounced the vein is which makes it easier to be treated. The darker or tanned skins will absorb more light which makes treatment less effective. Recommended treatments of 1-4 treatments may be required one month apart; however this does depend on many factors depending on how many vessels are required to be treated and area to be covered along with skin sensitivity. It is not possible to define how many treatments an individual will require.
What does a treatment involve?
Nd:YAG laser vein removal hand piece is held above the vein and a beam of laser light is delivered to the individual vein. At the time of treatment and thereafter some veins will visibly disappear immediately, some become darker in colour, some fade gradually and can take up to a few weeks or more for the vein to disperse or lighten ready for further treatment.
It is important to avoid tanning of the skin by solarium, sun or self tanning before and during Nd:YAG laser vein removal sessions. This is to ensure that the vessel absorbs the light for an effective treatment. It is advised not to smoke 2-4 hours prior to receiving this treatment as smoking can cause the vessels of the vein to constrict making the vein less available to treat. We also advise that post treatment an SPF sunscreen is used to the treated area(s), to limit sun exposure for a few weeks and compression (surgical stockings) should be worn for up two weeks after receiving treatment.