FAQ – Thread Vain Treatment

How does the treatment work?

  • A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin.
  • The operator guides the visible light from the glass prism to the area for treatment.
  • The pulsed light system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics are allowed to reach your skin.
  • Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts into heat.
  • This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein.
  • A layer of gel is applied to the area prior to treatment to ensure optimal transmission, and also magnifies the area.
  • The veins will gradually disappear whilst diffusing high colouring for glowing complexion.

Can all thread veins be treated?

  • Yes, thread veins on all body sites can be treated.
  • The most common areas are facial, chest and leg areas.
  • The most effective areas are seen with light skin, as the treatment relies on the absorption of light, also making the treatment easier.
  • Our advanced system has pre-programmed setting to suit different skin types.

How long does a treatment take?

  • The treatment depends on the area and the number of vessels to be treated.
  • Several vessels can be targeted in one flash.
  • A typical session lasts between 10-20minutes.

Does it hurt?

  • Tolerance of pain is very individual from person to person.
  • It is described as a warm heat sensation or similar to a rubber band snapping onto the skin (This doesn’t last very long.)
  • The hair transmits this heat into the hair, which is then destroyed and unable to produce a new hair.
  • A cool compress is applied to the area followed by a soothing aloe vera gel after treatment.

How many treatments do I need?

  • The number of treatments depends on the area being treated and the severity of the veins.
  • On average the number of treatments are between 1-4.
  • The length of time between each treatment is one month

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

  • It is advisable to avoid tanning before and during treatment, otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light.
  • Pale skin benefits more from the treatment.
  • SPF 30 is advisable during and following treatment.
  • A cool compress is applied to the area following treatment.
  • After care for the legs, support/surgical stockings must be worn.