"I have gained so much confidence, my rosacea is finally under control." Mr Murphy, Houghton Regis
Red Vein Removal - Rosacea - Spider Naevi - Port Wine Stains
Campbell de Morgan Spots - Poikiloderma of Civatte
Both IPL and Laser systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Most facial vessels respond well to IPL whereas leg veins up to 3mm in diameter are often treated with a Laser, mainly due to the depth of the vessels.
A thin layer of cool gel is applied to the skin to aid the light absorption by the vessel. The light applicator is then placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The gel is then removed and post treatment cooling is carried out using our cooling device. Most small vessels / spider naevi would take just one to two "shots", whereas rosacea or quite severe thread veins require multiple shots and treatments and improve progressively.
Most people are suitable for treatment, however, we cannot treat suntanned skin and best results are seen with facial treatments using IPL. Leg vessels can be harder to treat due to underlying vascular weakness, however, in mild cases some very satisfactory results are achieved.
After treatment, the skin may be reddened and may feel warm for a few hours but this usually settles uneventfully. Sometimes, swelling of the cheek area can be experienced and again, settles within a few days. Treatment is considered mildly uncomfortable but is quick and is similar to a hot pin prick.
A full consultation and patch test are carried out prior to treatment.