IPL Thread Veins


How does IPL Vein Removal work? A threaded vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment. The system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin.

Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually, and safely, disappear after treatment.

To ensure optimal light transmission to the blood vessel, a thin layer of gel (similar to that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment.

How long does a treatment take? The glass prism within the applicator that guides the light to the skin is 10mm by 48mm, so several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distant vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.

Does it hurt? Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person. No anaesthetics are required, and most people describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin, followed by a warm sensation lasting several minutes. You may find it comforting to cool the skin after the treatment. We recommend applying Aloe Vera to soothe the skin after treatment if required.


Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment? The light used is completely safe, visible light.

Since tanning takes place by accumulation of pigment (melanin) in the skin, it is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning cream) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective.

We recommend you limit sun exposure and use a sunscreen for a few weeks following treatment.

How many treatments do I need? The number of treatments depends on the body site and the severity of the thread vein. Clinical studies have confirmed that 6 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.

How can I be sure the treatment is safe and effective? The settings used for your treatment will be based on the settings recommended by the clinicians who carried out clinical trials. We use the patch test as a guide to find the ideal setting so you get the most effective treatment.

Clinical trials documenting the systems safety and effectiveness are carried out by extensive researchers preceding the release of the product. The results of these tests are then published in respected medical journals.


Treatment Area

 

Single Treatment

 

Course 6 treatments

 prices


 

 

 






 cheeks/half face

 

£180.00

 

£900.00

Skin around the mouth

 

£90.00

 

£450.00

Full Face

 

£225.00

 

£1,125.00

Neck

 

£135.00

 

£675.00

Face and Neck

 

£315.00

 

£1,575.00

Face, Neck and Decolletage

 

£450.00

 

£2,250.00

Decolletage

 

£225.00

 

£1,125.00

Hands

 

£135.00

 

£675.00

Pigmentation

 

£135.00

 

£675.00

Thread veins - face

 

£135.00

 

£675.00

Thread veins - legs

 

£135.00

 

£675.00