IPL facial thread vein treatment uses a non-laser high-intensity source of light to treat thread veins and spider veins as well as a variety of other skin problems. Thread veins or spider veins can appear on the face and body, and while they are completely harmless, they can cause some patients a lot of anxiety over their appearance. Here at the Private Skin Laser Clinic, we provide IPL facial thread vein treatment in London.
How does IPL facial thread vein treatment work?
We use IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment to generate heat in the treated veins. The IPL device emits powerful and controlled pulses light, and some of this energy is converted into heat when it reaches the skin. When the veins absorb the heat energy, the walls of the veins collapse and shut off the minute blood flow passing through them. Don’t worry, this doesn’t harm or burn your skin or healthy veins. These shut-off veins are then reabsorbed by the body and fade in appearance over the coming several weeks.
What does IPL facial thread vein treatment entail?
Because IPL facial thread vein treatment uses many different wavelengths of light energy, it is most effectively used on veins that are visible at the surface of the skin. This makes it particularly effective for thread veins on the face. During the procedure we will ask you to wear protective eye wear so as to shield you from the light energy. You may feel hot snaps or a pinching sensation similar to an elastic band being ‘pinged’ against your skin. This sensation isn’t typically described as painful, but you may find it a little uncomfortable depending on the placement of your thread veins. It’s likely you’ll need repeat treatments for the best outcome, and we’ll arrange these at the appropriate intervals with you.
Is this a permanent solution to thread veins?
The thread veins or spider veins that are treated should not return, but this treatment doesn’t prevent against the development of new facial thread veins. If you wish to treat any reappearing thread veins you will need repeat treatments.
Recovering from IPL facial thread vein treatments
- Use a sun block before and after treatment, as the light is absorbed better without a tan. The skin might also be sensitive after treatment, so protecting it is always helpful.
- Don’t let the treatment area become too wet when washing.
- Wait 2-3 days before applying makeup and avoid rubbing it in when you do so.
- Be gentle with the treatment area – try not to itch or pick at it.
- If you’re worried about how your treated area is healing or have questions, contact the laser clinic or your doctor for a follow-up appointment.
If you have facial thread veins, you might benefit from our IPL facial thread vein treatment in London. At the Private Skin Laser Clinic, we are a team of professionals that will advise you on your treatment journey. Call 020 7435 7521 to discuss your suitability and consultations today.