Rosacea & Thread Veins
Facial Thread Veins & Redness
These thin vessels called Telangiectasias, around your nose or on your cheeks are small blood vessels near the surface of the skin, often formed as a result of sun exposure or from birth. These veins become more common and visible on the face and body as you get older and as the skin naturally loses elasticity. Whilst they are not dangerous to your health, they can be difficult to conceal with makeup and may make you feel self-conscious. They sometimes occur in an area of more general redness. Luckily, here at Salon Savant, removing broken thread veins has become easier than ever with our precise pulse light technology.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (SWT technology) are directed at the skin to target problem areas with narrow wavelengths of light. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood to target these damaged blood vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein, causing the veins to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel (like that used in ultrasound examinations) is applied to your skin before treatment.
WHAT VEINS CAN BE TREATED
We can treat all different types of damaged thread veins that appear on the face and body. The most common treatments are for superficial veins in the face. This can treat skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick classification. Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the blood vessels and the colour of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, our therapists will use pre-programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE
Several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels that can be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.
The number of treatments depends on the location and the number of thread veins. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-3 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT
During your initial thread vein consultation, one of our skincare experts will examine and assess your skin. They will discuss any suitable thread vein treatment options with you and carry out a patch test before your appointment. The light used is completely safe, visible light. It’s important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. It is also a good idea to avoid smoking 4 hours prior to treatment. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress (a cold damp cloth) to the face immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor.
After treatment, sun exposure should be avoided for 30 days even if there’s no sign of inflammation in the treated area. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, sun protection should be used with a minimum SPF of 30.
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Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath the skin. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and can be found all over the face and body. You no longer have to accept them as a price for growing older or accident of birth.
Ellipse SWT® technology and the Nordlys system’s Nd:YAG laser can both help improve the appearance of vascular lesions, such as:
- Port Wine Stains
- Spider Angioma
- Cherry Angioma
- Facial Telangiectasias
- Reticular Idiophatic
- Periocular Vessel
In clinical studies, 80% of patients had a greater than 50% reduction in the number of vessels and 78% of patients with rosacea reported being very satisfied.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK
Short, safe bursts of light are directed at the skin. These may be visible Intense Pulsed Light (called Selective Waveband Technology) or from a laser, depending on the condition. The system filers the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in the problem vessels. The light is converted to heat which destroys the protein in the wall of the vessels, causing the vessels to gradually disappear after treatment.
Treatment is most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of treatment. If the skin is less tanned, the contrast between the blood vessels and the colour of the skin is greater, making treatment easier.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE
Several vessels can be targetted in one flash of light; the treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 15-20 minutes. Depending on the location of the area and the number of vessels to be treated: on average, a minimum of 3 treatments are needed at 4-week intervals.
NEED TO KNOW
- Must avoid the sun and any form of tanning 30 days before and after the treatment period.
- It is better to avoid smoking in the 4hrs prior to treatment.
- Use of spf30 is advised.
- No anaesthetics required.
You no longer have to worry about your facial thread veins (spider veins), rosacea and vascular lesions as we offer a safe and effective solution for treating your concerns. Take the first step on your beauty journey and book a consultation today, so you can leave with healthy and clear, vein free skin.
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