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Leg Thread Vein Removal

After expensive and disappointing treatment in a Liverpool clinic, Ruth’s laser treatment at The Salon has given me the confidence to wear dresses and shorts for the first time in years without feeling conscious about ugly thread veins on my legs.

Leg vessels can be caused by different factors including genetics, age, lifestyle, hormones, pregnancy, and weight gain. Leg vessels are common, but if you’re finding yourself covering them up or embarrassed by them, laser may be the solution for you.

Vascular Lesion Removal with the Nd:YAG Laser

How does it work?

The laser emits light in a wavelength or colour that is specially selected so that when it is directed into the skin, it can target the visible blood vessels. These blood vessels will absorb the light, which causes them to heat up and undergo a process called thermo coagulation. This destroys the entire vessel while causing minimal damage to the surrounding skin. Following treatment, the damaged vessels are absorbed by the body and little or no trace of the initial vessel remains.

Am I suitable for treatment?
The Nd:YAG is very gentle on dark skin types so almost all skin types can be treated with this system. However it is advisable to wait approx 6 weeks after having a deep sun tan and not to use fan tan prior to treatment.

Some leg vessels are not suitable for treatment i.e very large vessels (more than approx 4mm) or varicose veins. Some deep lying or blue vessels may require more treatments than the smaller red veins.

What should I expect during and after the treatment?
The treatment is given in conjunction with the Cryo Cooler which soothes the skin. The sensation of the Nd:YAG is like a pin prick and is described as an acceptable discomfort. After the treatment the skin tend to take on a ‘cat-scratch’ appearance and sometimes some bruising may occur.

How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments will depend on the type and size of lesion, but typically 1-5 will be needed at approximately 8 week intervals. The results may vary for each individual

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