Thread veins are very common affecting around 30% of the population and can affect both men and women. The exact cause of thread veins (also called spider veins) is not fully understood but they can be hereditary and associated with changing hormones and exposure to extreme weather. Sadly they can look very unsightly and be a common reason for people to cover up in the sunshine or feel unable to wear shorts, dresses or skirts and be comfortable.

Fortunately with advances in technology, we are able to use IPL treatment to effectively reduce and remove thread veins across all areas of the body. The most common treatments are for thread veins on the legs, chest and face.

The number of treatments depends on the body area and the severity of the thread vein but in our experience most patients require 1-4 treatments and these are timed about one month apart.

Like all of our treatments, IPL Thread Vein removal is subject to a free consultation and a patch test prior to treatment so get in touch with Hannah today to discuss how Thread Vein removal can get rid of those ugly veins for good.

IPL Treatment - Safe, Effective and Affordable but how does it work?

The AW3® treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen. This technique has the name “Selective Photothermolysis”.

The visible light produced by the AW3® systems are carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissues.

The AW3® Skin Rejuvenation system will treat diffuse redness and pigmented disorders caused by sun-damage and also improve the skin texture.The AW3® Rejuvenation procedure will additionally treat larger (individually visible vessels) telangiectasias.

Both Photo Rejuvenation and Skin Rejuvenation are quick and simple procedures that do not interfere with your normal daily routine. Both are aimed at repairing sun-damage found on the face, neck chest and hands.

Hannah's IPL and Laser Clinic operate only the latest technology and use the AW3 Flash 1 PRO from Allwhite Laser AW3®