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Intense Pulsed Light can provide a long-term solution to facial problems such as red flushing (Rosacea), thread veins and red spots as well as unsightly leg veins. Facial thread veins or broken red veins (telangiectasia) are small unsightly superficial red, purple or blue veins that occur around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.  These broken veins occur when the vein dilates and become larger so they are visible through the transparency of the skin.  Although facial veins / spider veins are quite common they can cause some distress and embarrassment for those who have them. Facial veins may be hereditary or as a result of a variety of factors including damage from sun exposure, wind and the extremes of temperature.  The over use of steroid creams and certain auto immune conditions may also induce thread veins.  Often the exact cause is unknown and may just be part of the natural ageing process or as a part of a skin condition called rosacea. Facial vessels are effectively treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) or laser with minimal downtime or risk in just a few quick, easy treatments. Which types of veins can be treated? Most red skin lesions including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi, port wine stains are treated with Intense Pulsed Light, whereas leg veins up to 3mm in diameter are often treated with a Laser.

Before and After Images

Vascular Laser Treatment
“After just one treatment the red veins on my nose had completely cleared up.” “I have finally lost my thread veins and I feel much happier” “When I went home and saw the results, I was so happy I burst into tears!”
Vascular Laser Treatment

Courtesy of Lynton Lasers Ltd

We also offer treatment for leg thread veins, or telangiectasias. Leg veins react well to Laser Therapy; however, varicose veins cannot be treated. We will guide you as to realistic out comes at your consultation.

Common Questions

How are thread veins treated? Both Intense Pulse Light and laser systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed.  Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.  For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel.  The light is then pulsed over the entire area to be treated.  The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.  A similar process is carried out for laser treatment except the chilled gel is not required.  During the treatment, protective eyewear will be worn. How many treatments are necessary? Typically three to four treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session.  For general redness and rosacea five or more treatments may be required.  Repeat sessions are spaced every four to six weeks. How long does each treatment take? Treatment is relatively quick and can be just 10 minutes for a single lesion or up to 45 minutes for a full face. How long do the results last? Immediately after treatment some thread veins will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible.  With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur.  However, once you have a tendency to facial redness you always will so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary.  Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though as results are long-lasting.  To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen such as ‘Radical Defence’ from Environ© to protect the skin from damage. What does treatment feel like? Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick.  Sensations vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick. How much will it cost?

Consultation & Test Patch £25

Single Lesion £65

Cheeks £70

Cheeks & Nose £80

Décolleté £90

Hands £70

Legs (per 15 minute treatment time) £90 Phone 0114 2500 648 to book your consultation now. Why choose The Laser Clinic? The The Laser Clinic has high calibre equipment to complete the task.  More importantly we really understand how laser light works and interacts with the skin. Our Lumina system is from Lynton Lasers who have been manufacturing lasers and IPL’s for over 15 years and their knowledge and expertise is passed onto us. We have been treating vascular disorders for over twenty years and understand the principals, and success of this treatment VERY well.