Spider Veins Treatment

LASER VEIN REMOVAL

Spider Veins

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. Red veins are caused by overexposure to the sun, drastic changes in weather, changes in pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, environmental irritants, rosacea, hormonal changes, or simply genetics.

AT A GLANCE

The Procedure

Procedure time

60 mins

Full recovery

24 – 48 hours

Aesthetic Treatments at a Glance: Procedure Time

3 – 6 treatments

Results duration

Permanent

Risks

Very low

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins can occur even if you’re young but some people are more likely than others to develop spider veins. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills or other hormonal therapies, can play a role which is why women are more commonly affected than men.

Hormones, such as oestrogen and progesterone, are known to relax vein walls and make them more susceptible to damage. During pregnancy, blood is also pumping through the body at a higher than normal rate, which may cause veins to swell.

Other risk factors include:

  • A family history of spider veins
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Being overweight or obese
  • The normal ageing process
  • Having blood clots or other conditions

Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a 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.

Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi, and port wine stains, can be treated very successfully. Depending on the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well to treatment.

The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.

Treatment is suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less chance of side effects.

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary but most describe it as a very quick hot pin prick.

After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely, some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small blister may form and there could be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for optimum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.

BESPOKE TREATMENTS TAILORED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Price List

Per treatment
from £75.00
Dr Claudia Petillon

MEET

Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment. That’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself!

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