Thread Vein Removal

Thread vein removal by our  Gemini 532 nm laser offers outstanding resultsspecifically targeting and removing thread veins. Effective laser treatment depends on the correct amount of energy being deposited into the target tissue for the correct time period. This ensures that the target tissue is destroyed with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues. (ie effective treatment with minimum side effects. )

The Gemini laser is suitable for treatment of Fitzpatrick type skin 1 to 4.

This treatment has a high degree of patient satisfaction. Many of our clients have previously received unsuccessful treatment with IPL.
IPL is NOT a laser, it is intense pulsed light. IPL machines emit a broad spectrum of pulsed light that utlitises filters to access the required wavelength. Clearly if the incorrect wavelength is selected the treatment will fail. Laser treatments use a wavelength specfic to the target tissue, this makes it safer, less painful and more effective.

Safety and Side-Effects

The Gemini laser has contact cooling, thus allowing the skin to be cooled during the treatment and so reducing the likelihood of skin damage.  During treatment, the laser produces an intense but gentle burst of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the target tissue.  The light produced by the laser generates heat within the target, destroying it without causing significant thermal injury to the surrounding skin.

Recovery Time

The recovery time is minimal.  There may be redness and swelling at the laser site.  This usually subsides within a few hours.

Does it Hurt?

Laser thread vein removal is associated with a small amount of discomfort, it is very well tolerated.

Who Performs the Treatments?

Thread vein removal is by our specialist Pru Charlson who performs the treatments after consultation and test patching, cost £125