Blue vessels, also known as Spider veins, are those tiny red, purple, or blue vessels we often see peeking through the skin, especially on the legs and face. So called because they resemble spider webs – they’re our body’s most minuscule blood vessels.
But whilst they are little, they can cause huge frustration. Not only can these malfunctioning vessels hinder your circulation and cause skin issues, but they can also bring discomfort during walking.
With our laser vein removal treatments, we aim to minimise and in many cases, permanently erase these redundant vessels, allowing your blood flow to find its way back to the healthier veins.
We’ve chosen to work with the Long Pulsed Nd:YAG laser for a reason: it’s precisely crafted to target both those sneaky superficial and the deeper blood vessels that cause much frustration; all the while prioritizing your wider skin’s safety.
Before your session begins, we’ll have a thorough chat about your needs and expectations, then we’ll get to work cleansing the area to remove lotions or perfumes before donning the appropriate eye protection.
An ultrasound gel will be applied which will feel cool while the hand piece delivers precise pulses of light to the targeted area. When the hand piece is passed over your skin, you will feel warmth and you may feel an elastic band sensation to the skin. We use a cryoair machine to simultaneously blow cold air onto the skin for maximum comfort. The area will cool down very quickly after the treatment. The treatment itself is fast and can even be done on your lunch break.
After treatment sunscreen is applied and you can return to normal daily life.
Several factors could be tipping the scales towards you developing spider veins. It could be in your genes or perhaps your job requires long hours on your feet. It might be related to hormonal changes from pregnancy to menopause or even birth control choices. And sometimes, even that tight-fitting girdle or a history of blood clots could be the culprit.
Whatever the cause, The Revere team can reverse its effect.
Very likely. The Treatment is suitable for anyone suffering with blue vessels – of all skin type and tones. However, the best way to find out is by booking a free consultation to determine your suitability.
We will work with you to develop a treatment programme to meet your unique goals. The number of treatments that you require to achieve your desired outcome will be discussed at consultation.
Results can be seen after 1 treatment, but we recommend a course of 3-6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results.
Small veins will usually disappear more quickly than larger ones. Spider veins will disappear in around 3-6 weeks, and larger veins will respond in about 3-4 months.
While laser treatments are generally safe and effective, like any medical procedure, they do come with some potential side effects that you should be aware of.
Most commonly, patients may experience some redness, swelling, and bruising around the area that was treated. This is quite normal and typically subsides within a few days. It’s your body’s natural response to the treatment, and it usually indicates that the healing process is underway.
However, it’s important to note that, although rare, there can be more serious side effects. Some patients may experience scarring or hyperpigmentation as a result of the treatment. Hyperpigmentation is when the skin in the treated area becomes darker than the surrounding skin, while scarring is less common and generally associated with more aggressive treatment settings or a predisposition to scarring.
At Revere Clinics, we take every precaution to minimize these risks. This includes a thorough evaluation during your consultation, where we assess your skin type, the condition of your veins, and your medical history. It’s all about providing a treatment that’s not only effective but also safe for you.
Remember, the best way to mitigate these risks is by choosing an experienced provider who understands the nuances of laser treatments. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
After undergoing laser treatment for blue vessels, it’s good to know what to expect in the following days. Generally, the aftermath is quite manageable. You might notice some mild redness or swelling at the site of the treatment. This is pretty standard and nothing to worry about. Think of it as a sign that your body is responding to the treatment and beginning the healing process.
Another important aspect of post-treatment care is compression stockings. We often recommend our patients wear these after the procedure. Why? Because they really help in the healing process. Compression stockings aid in reducing swelling and improving circulation in the treated area, which can enhance your recovery.
One of the great things about this treatment is how it seamlessly fits into your life. Most patients are able to jump right back into their normal activities immediately after the treatment. There’s no need for a prolonged recovery period, which means you can get on with your day as usual.
So, in a nutshell, expect some minor and temporary changes at the treatment site, use compression stockings as advised, and enjoy the convenience of getting back to your routine without any significant downtime.
Absolutely, laser treatment for blue vessels is a versatile option that’s safe and effective for all skin types. This includes everyone from those with very light skin to individuals with tanned or darker skin tones.
At Revere Clinics, we take great care in assessing your skin type and determining the most appropriate laser settings for you. This means adjusting the laser parameters to suit your individual skin. Why? Because everyone’s skin responds differently to laser therapy. By customizing the laser settings, we can maximize the effectiveness of the treatment while minimizing the risk of any side effects.
This personalized approach ensures that you receive the safest and most effective treatment, regardless of your skin tone.
The results of laser treatment for leg veins can vary depending on the size and severity of the veins being treated, as well as the patient’s individual response to treatment. In general, most patients can expect to see a significant improvement in the appearance of their leg veins for several years after treatment.
While laser treatment for leg veins is generally considered safe, there are some contraindications that may make the procedure unsuitable for certain patients. These may include pregnancy, certain medical conditions such as clotting disorders or skin infections, or the use of certain medications such as blood thinners. Your dermatologist or laser practitioner will assess your individual suitability for treatment.
For years, Revere have been the trusted choice for countless patients of varied skin types and tones, helping them regain confidence and achieve clearer skin by effectively addressing their blue vessels.
Our dedication to precision, expertise, and understanding individual needs sets us apart, making us the go-to for blue vessel treatments.
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