Our laser vein removal treatment is a non invasive solution for the removal of veins. Using laser technology, we are able to remove the appearance of spider veins, thread veins as well as 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 absorbs into into the walls of the broken capillaries. Smaller spider veins may disappear immediately however larger spider veins will darken and take longer. For larger veins, repeat treatments may be necessary to ensure they disappear. This treatment 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 reabsorbs naturally by the white blood cells with the body.
You will receive a consultation before the treatment programme begins. This will include a patch test to determine the response of your skin to the treatment.
Which thread veins can be treated?
Thread veins can be unsightly and can also affect self confidence and through the use of Nd:YAG laser technology veins can be treated on all parts of the body. The most common veins removed are smaller veins in the facial, chest as well as leg areas.
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. Therefore, darker or tanned skins will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective.
The recommended amount of treatments is 1-4 session one month apart. However, the number of treatments required will vary for each person. Therefore, it is not possible to define how many treatments an individual will require.
What does a treatment involve?
The vein absorbs the beam of laser light. 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 this vein removal treatment.
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.