Red thread veins, otherwise referred to as spider veins, have the common misconception of being associated with age. In reality, these damaged veins could appear on skin of any age. Appearing as red, purple, or dark blue squiggly lines that branch off from one another, red thread veins are harmless but often damage skin confidence. Our vein removal treatment is nurse-led, removing the lesion using a medical grade IPL (intense pulsed light) laser.
Why you might choose IPL Vein Removal
Our intense pulsed light treatment is a safe and effective way to remove the appearance of red thread veins without disturbing the surrounding skin tissue. You’ll find the treatment beneficial for the removal of broken veins and spots of redness on the face, neck and décolletage, restoring an even complexion.
To undergo your IPL vein removal, we would recommend that you avoid fake tan lotions and UV rays during the lead-up to your appointment, as well as any other laser treatments. If you are using Vitamin A then you would need to stop 3 days before the treatment. Broken or irritated skin will not be suitable for the treatment.
How IPL Vein Removal works
Our cosmetic IPL vein removal is a fast and painless treatment, although it can be described as uncomfortable. After cleansing the skin, a cool gel is applied to the area. We will provide you with protective goggles to wear during the treatment. The intense pulsed light is then directed at the area, firing short pulses of light at various wavelengths to damage the veins. As the haemoglobin absorbs the heat, the vein breaks down and its visibility will decrease. A soothing gel will be applied post-treatment, as well as SPF, to protect the treated area.
Skincare must be maintained after your vein removal. The avoidance of UV rays, including sunbeds, is advised to prevent skin damage for up to a month post-treatment. Your practitioner will advise you on a suitable skincare routine on the day of your appointment.
How soon will I see the results of my IPL Vein Removal?
Our IPL Vein Removal treatment is tailored to individuals, so results can vary. Undergoing the treatment close to the initial appearance of the vein could allow it to be removed in a shorter timeframe.
You may find that your vessels appear darker post-treatment, but this should settle as they begin to fade within 10-14 days. Your practitioner will provide you with a treatment plan that provides you with long-lasting results, but in many cases you may see the greatest results after 3-6 months.
Why choose us for IPL Vein Removal in Beckenham?
Our skin can be responsible for significant amount of our self-confidence, and so we take ultimate care in providing each patient in Beckenham and south east London with highly beneficial, non-invasive treatments. We kindly request that every patient visits us for a free consultation, allowing us to assess your skin before partnering you with a bespoke treatment programme. This will allow you to achieve your desired look in the safest way. Each of our practitioners are NMC and BACN registered and fully-qualified to carry out a range of skin treatments, from peels to injectables, within our hygienic clinic.