Leg Veins, Spider veins & Thread veins, or ‘telangiectasias’ as they are medically described can be identified by the distended red and blue blood vessels just below the skin’s surface. They are found around the inner knee area, outer thigh and can appear on the calves and ankles. We cannot work with blue veins or Varicose as they are known, these have to be removed by a medical practitioner.
At our beauty salon in Victoria SW1, Central London and close to Pimlico, Westminster and St James’s, spider veins/ thread veins can be treated by using either advanced Electrolysis or laser therapy. Our trained beauty technician can make the exact recommendations for a successful treatment programme that will give you the desired results.
How are spider veins/ thread veins treated?
The Laser emits 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 laser treatment the light is pulsed over the entire area to be treated.
How many treatments are necessary?
Typically three to four treatments are needed for maximum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. For general redness and rosacea five or more treatments may be required. Repeat sessions are spaced every four to six weeks.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatment is relatively quick and can be just 10 minutes for a single lesion or several treatments for a full leg.
How long do the results last?
Immediately after treatment some spider veins/ thread veins will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible. With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur. However, once you have a tendency to leg redness you always will so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary. Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though as results are long-lasting. To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of a good sunscreen such as ‘Radical Defence’ to protect the skin from damage.
What does the treatment feel like?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary but most people describe it as a very quick, hot pin prick.
If you require further information on our Laser Vein Removal treatments, or wish to book a Consultation or an Appointment, please call the Salon on:
Tel: 0207 222 4588
Tel: 0207 976 0648
Click here to book a Laser Vein Removal consultation or an appointment online. Please note there will be a charge of £25 for all consultations. If you decide to book your treatment after the initial consultation this charge will be waived.