THREAD VEINS & DIFFUSE REDNESS

Thread Veins & Diffuse Redness

For Red vessels on the face and rosacea

You no longer have to worry about your facial thread veins. 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. They sometimes occur in an area of more general redness.

How does it work

Short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called SWT technology, but often referred to as a laser) are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem 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

The most common treatments are for superficial veins in the face. 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 background colour of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, Nordlys has 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 can be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.

Special precautions before and after treatment

The light used is completely safe, visible light. It’s however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin less effective and less comfortable. It is also a good idea to avoid smoking in the 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.

How many treatments are needed

The number of treatments depends on location and number of thread veins. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-3 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.

   

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