Laser Clinic, Telford Road,
Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5DR
01248 712 209
The veins on my face used to really bother me, now they’re gone I feel like a different person!
Facial red veins, spider veins or telangiectasia are tiny blood vessels (capillaries) which run close to the skin’s surface. They look like thin red or occasionally purple or blue threads that often occur around the nose, across the cheeks and chin. The resulting red, web-shaped appearance gives them their common name, spider veins. Vascular lesions emerge when the blood vessels become enlarged which causes the veins to appear broken.
How are red 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.
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 laser.
During the treatment, protective eyewear will be worn.
How many treatments are necessary?
Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session.
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation in order to confirm suitability.