Thread Vein Treatment Bristol
How We Remove Thread Veins Using Our Elite IQ Laser
The Elite IQ Laser can target thread veins with a special type of light which heats up the vein and causes it to collapse on itself. This process is far more gentle than it sounds and because it just targets those enlarged veins, it doesn’t damage the skin and has very little after effects.
What to Expect from Our Thread Vein Removal Treatment
After an initial consultation with a laser technician, who will be the person who treats you throughout your treatment, they will advise you that the area to be treated mustn’t be tanned or have any tanning products on it. They will talk you through exactly what is required and what to expect from your treatment. We will test patch a very small area and then we can start treatment 48 hours later.
The Skintel melanin reader will be used to assess your skin type and adjust the laser accordingly. The technician will then use the Elite IQ Laser and cooling device on the area with the thread veins you want to remove. The laser directs its light energy into the veins to cause them to collapse and close. It may feel a little uncomfortable but not too painful. Some people compare the feeling to having a hot rubber band flicked against the skin. The treatment is very quick as a rule but the amount of time it takes will depend on how large the area is.
After the thread vein treatment, the treated area may be a little tender and raised. The thread veins will disappear over the following weeks but it may take up to 8 to 10 weeks to see the final results. Because of the sophisticated technology we use and the precise way our Bristol laser technicians perform the treatment, subsequent treatments aren’t often needed but can be for larger areas.