Remove Unwanted Thread Veins Permanently

We offer thread vein removal in Glasgow at our state of the art aesthetic/cosmetic clinic in Scotland

Red veins can be a cause of genuine concern and distress for people who are troubled by thread veins, red spots, spider naevi (spider veins), rosacea and port wine stains. These conditions can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.

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How do IPL machines work?

IPL Photorejuvenation is one of our minimally invasive treatments for thread veins. It works by releasing a small, sharp bust of filtered light that is absorbed by the red blood vessels.

The rapid absorption of the light from this laser therapy results in the generation of heat that causes the blood vessels responsible for causing redness to reabsorb.

What types of veins and conditions do we treat?

Our laser therapy is commonly used for thread veins and spider naevi (spider veins), but laser vein treatments using IPL can also be used for other conditions relating to blood vessels such as rosacea and port wine stains.

Over and above blood vessel-related conditions, they are also effective treatments for leg thread veins and facial thread veins that develop from excessive sun exposure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for laser therapy treatments except those with very dark skin or a current suntan. There is a lower risk of side effects or complications with lighter skin tones.

While using the IPL to treat leg veins is possible, it works best for facial thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea.

An appropriate treatment plan will be created for you after your initial consultation to ensure the right technique is used on your skin, whether you’re treating your hands or face.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the treatment as being mildly uncomfortable, similar to the flick of an elastic band. We use a skin-cooling machine during the procedure that should relieve any discomfort.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after treatment the veins may have gone completely or else it may have turned a greyish colour that will gradually fade.

The skin surrounding the vein will be slightly pink and in some cases may even be a little swollen for up to two days.

How long does each treatment take?

Each treatment will take 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number and size of veins that require treatment.

How many treatments are necessary?

The required treatments vary depending on the lesion, but 3 to 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are typically needed.

During the initial consultation for your thread vein treatment in Glasgow, our specialists will be able to give you an idea of how your vein removal treatment plan will look going forward.

Thread Vein Removal Consultation Procedure

Before the IPL treatment, you must first undergo a medical consultation to ascertain your suitability for the laser treatment. You will also sign a consent form and you may have to undergo a small test patch to ensure that your skin can withstand the vein removal treatments.

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I published my first paper in a medical journal, the British Journal of Cancer, in 2004 whilst I was still in my final year of medical school. Since then I have continued to work on aesthetic medical research.

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If you would like to know more about any of our treatments please feel free to call us on 0141 370 0509.

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