the face and body clinic poulton - RED VEIN TREATMENT
The Face & Body Clinic -
 
RED VEIN TREATMENT
 
 It is now possible to comfortably and non invasively remove unsightly RED veins with just the touch of a fine probe on the skin's surface. This technique utilises modern technology to remove facial thread veins safely and effectively leaving no scarring, burning and pigmentation.
A sterile, single use, ultra-fine needle coated with an invisible insulating sheath which protects the skin, is used to introduce high frequency current into the skin (without penetrating the vein), enabling a targeted treatment without risk of harm, pain or side effects. This produces a heat energy which coagulates the blood and causes the vein walls to collapse and disappear. This technique is known as thermo-coagulation, often used in vascular surgery. The resulting debris is simply removed through the circulatory systems of the body, much like the debris of a bruise would be.
This energy destroys the vein selectively and safely. Unlike other alternative procedures (such as laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and electrolysis), there is no break in the vascular systems and no risk of burns, bruising, or pigmentation. A session lasts approximately a half hour.
 
COSTS
£25 per treatment
 
FAQs
Why do thread veins develop?
Facial thread veins are caused by a variety of factors including UV (ultra violet) light and extreme weather conditions, rough treatment or damage to the area, diet, medication and heredity factors.
 
What conditions can be treated?
Most facial thread veins, including those veins inside the nose.
 
How does the treatment work?
The treatment uses a method called thermo-coagulation; the energy created by a very high frequency current produces a very rapid burst of heat within the broken vein itself. The energy produced destroys the vein selectively and very safely, causing it to dry up instantly whilst leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The treatment is intense and will result in the vein wall 'sticking' together, with no risk of it filling up with blood once the treatment has been completed. This causes the vein to collapse and disappear.
 
What happens during the treatment?
Your therapist will introduce the high frequency current to the broken vein via an ultra-fine needle. The needle is sterile and covered with an insulating sheath which protects the skin. As the needle is so fine, the therapist can work very precisely with almost no skin disruption.
 
Is it painful?
This depends entirely on each client, and their 'pain threshold'. Whilst working with thread veins on the cheeks for example the sensation could be described as 'painless to uncomfortable'. When working on or inside the nose the treatment will be more uncomfortable. For a client who is having treatment on a delicate or painful area, or with a low pain threshold your therapist will recommend taking Paracetamol an hour before treatment to dull the nerve endings.
 
What can I expect after the treatment?
After a treatment the treated veins may appear reddened, raised, and more prominent than before the treatment. These effects will settle within forty-eight hours. Micro-scabbing may develop on the area that has been treated; this will appear as tiny 'scratches' and will disappear in one to two weeks. Occasionally there is a slight increase in colour on the treated area; this usually subsides after seven to twenty one days.
 
How many treatments will I need?
Typically most clients will require three to four treatments. In severe cases more treatments will be necessary.
 
Will my veins come back?
No. Once veins are treated it is impossible for them to come back as they are destroyed by thermo-coagulation. However, if you are prone to thread veins because of your diet, lifestyle, mediation etc then, as part of your condition, other thread veins may develop in other areas after time.
 
Can anyone have this treatment?
This treatment is suitable for most clients. There are some Contra-Indications (reasons a client is unable to have a treatment) which will be discussed during the consultation. Contra-Indications include:
. Pregnancy
. Pacemaker
. Adverse heart conditions
. Epilepsy
. Infectious skin conditions
. Anti-coagulants
. Fake tan
 
What should I do after my Red Vein Treatment?
After the treatment it is quite safe to perform all daily activities. Certain precautions should be taken, these include:
. Avoid any drastic changes in temperature
. No saunas or steam rooms
. No sunbathing
. No exfoliation
. Do not keep touching the treated area.
 
Can I apply make-up after treatment?
Yes. The therapist can apply a natural mineral powder concealer after the treatment.
 
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, your therapist is fully trained and qualified for the treatment.