Thread vein removal FAQ
What equipment do you use?
At Pulse Light Clinic we use a mixed modality laser as it is faster and more effective, using one laser to target the pigment in the vein while the other tightens up the skin. E also have the option of an NDYAG laser for those with darker skin types, and the Alexandrite for lighter skin types.
Why use a mixed modality laser?
We use a mixed modality laser for several reasons. It’s more effective and less painful, and the combination of two lasers produces a better outcome. It also has a lower risk of side effects and causes met-haemoglobin to be produced, which allows for 3 x more efficiency than just one laser,
Are there any side effects?
There are a few possible side effects, but these are minimal. You may experience some slight reddening of the skin or the area may swell slightly, but both should fade naturally in a relatively short time. Blistering can occur if your skin has been recently exposed to the sun.
How many treatments will I need?
That depends entirely on the severity of your condition. If the thread vein to be removed is small you may only need one session, but larger or deeper veins may take as many as three or five treatments before the results can be seen.
How far apart will my treatments be?
Laser thread vein removal sessions are 12 weeks apart. This is because your body needs time to repair the cells before the same area can be treated a second time. If more veins pop up in this time you may need more treatments.
What about after my treatment?
Aftercare is very straightforward – we recommend applying aloe vera to the area and avoiding sun exposure, or wearing strong sunscreen if necessary. You should also avoid perfumed bath products, baths or saunas for 12 hours after your treatment.