Red thread veins or vascular lesions on the face can be treated safely and quickly.
Thread veins are tiny, thin blood vessels, which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red or purple wiggly lines. The medical term for this condition is telangiectasia. They are also known as spider veins or broken veins. Although these super-fine veins are connected to the larger venous system they are not an essential part of it.
A number of factors contribute to the development of thread veins including, heredity, use of certain medication, weight gain, pregnancy and other events which cause hormonal changes, smoking, squeezing spots, tight fitting glasses, exposure to wind and cold and over exposure to the sun.
We offer two redness therapies to treat facial redness. These are:
- Laser Thread Vein Removal
- Advanced Cosmetic Procedure (Surgical Electrolysis)
The method chosen will depend on the severity of the condition, the area to be treated and which treatment would be more suitable to give the best result. Both methods are very successful.
Laser Thread Vein Removal
Works by emitting a specialised light which passes through the skin and is absorbed by its target – in this case the haemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels. The laser light is converted into thermal energy, the heat then coagulates the blood and destroys the function of the vein. Over time the vein is reabsorbed into the body and is no longer viable. Click here for further information and prices.
Advanced Cosmetic Procedure (Surgical Electrolysis)
The tip of the finest, smallest probe possible (about the size of an eyelash) is introduced along the line of the capillary and a tiny energy current is discharged. This ‘dries up’ and destroys the vessel which often disappears as it is being treated.
The technique used and the intervals between sessions will be carefully considered in a treatment plan, and as always, taking into account your requirements, needs and wishes. The area worked on must not be over-treated and your skin reactivity will be taken into account.
How much does the treatment cost?
You pay for the length of time you are treated with a minimum of 15 minutes. The skin specialist will be pleased to offer you a free consultation and price estimate.
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Members of the British Institute and Association of Electrolysis which ensures the highest standard of treatment.
Call us on 0131 347 8677 to make an appointment and to find out more about our redness therapies and treatments.