What are Red Veins and broken blood vessels?
Red Veins, or Broken blood vessels is another name for thread veins; clinically referred to as telangiectasia rosacea.
Broken blood vessels are tiny blood vessels that start to become visible near to the surface of the skin. They often appear as streaks or blotches on the skin and are normally red or blue in colour.
Broken capillaries or blood vessels unfortunately do not heal or fade over time. Although they are not dangerous to health, many dislike the appearance of them and seek treatment.
What causes thread veins on the face?
Facial spider veins or broken capillaries are commonly caused by genetics, They can also be caused by hormone changes, sun exposure and injuries to the area. For example if you have a cold, the pressure of blowing your nose can cause an injury and that can result in the vein bursting resulting into spider veins.
Bare Laser sessions last between 15 and 30 minutes, again depending on the area to be treated. A course of 3 treatments is recommended.
The absorption characteristics of the Bare Beauty 980nm Diode is ideal for the treatment of blood vessels . Compared with traditional methods of vein removal the 980nm diode laser can reduce redness with less chance of scaring the skin.
The laser treatment can result in a significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment but it can take several months to see the final results from treatment.
You must avoid exercise and sun exposure for the first 24 hours after laser treatment. You may notice some redness and swelling in the area treated but this should only last a few hours. Any bruising after treatment usually starts to fade after 1-2 weeks.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Spider veins and varicose veins are not the same and treatments for both will be different.
Spider veins or thread veins are small veins that are blue or red in colour. They appear just beneath the surface of the skin often in a web-like pattern or as singular lines.
Varicose veins often have a twisted cord-like appearance and although they sit deeper than thread veins, they often cause the skin to raise where they appear. Varicose veins can be flesh-coloured or blue and often cause pain and cramping in the legs
We do not treat varicose veins
Can I have thread vein treatment with tanned skin?
Treatments should not be performed on tanned skin and any sun exposure after the treatment should be avoided.
How long do the treatments take?
Treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes>
How much does Thread & Spider Veins cost?
Treatments start from £200 and it is recommended that you have approximately 3 sessions.
How long will the results last?
Once the veins have gone they are gone however lifestyle choices and things like weight gain can mean new ones developing.