What happens in an individual treatment?
A smooth gel is applied to the area being treated and then the IPL applicator is placed on the skin and short pulses of light are fired. The applicator is moved over the whole of the affected area in the same manner. Once the whole area is treated the gel will be wiped off and a soothing aftercare cream may be applied.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically, 3 to 5 treatments give the best possible results, although small red veins may be cleared in just a single session.
How far apart is it necessary to place treatments?
IPL treatments on leg veins are spaced usually 12 weeks apart. This gives your body time to heal. Once you are in for your next treatment we can see if the same vein(s) need to be treated again or if there have been any new ones produced.
Is there any aftercare recommended?
Yes, for 12 hours following the treatment baths, saunas and perfumed products should be avoided. The area having been treated must stay out of the sun for 4 weeks following the treatment, or if this is impossible then a strong sunscreen needs to be applied. Aloe Vera can be applied for its soothing and healing properties.
What equipment do you use for leg vein removal ?
We use the gold standard in vascular treatments (leg veins, varicose veins, and thread vein removal) for rapid and easy treatments leaving skin smoother and even-toned. With the options of NDYag (1064) for darker skin types and either Alexandrite (755nm) or Mixed Modality for lighter skin types.
Why should I choose Mix Modality rather than the NDYag?
Mixed Modality increases the effectiveness of leg vein removal treatments, by targeting pigmentation and tightening the skin in one go; as well as being less painful and having less possible side effects.
Are there any adverse reactions?
It is possible to see blistering but this is extremely rare and is usually caused by someone not following the aftercare regimen such as exposing the area to the sun. Also possible but rare is a lasting redness seen on the area that was treated.