Laser Vein FAQ

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Thread or spider veins are commonly very thin veins near the surface of the skin that are normally red, blue or purplish in colour. These veins can appear anywhere on the body, most commonly the face, thighs and calves.

How does laser vein therapy work?

Laser vein therapy works by targeting the treatment area with a focused beam of heat energy, this heat causes the vein to coagulate and seal. The vessel is then broken down and is able to be reabsorbed by the body over the next 4-6 weeks.

How do I prepare for treatment?

The main thing to take into consideration before treatment is to avoid sun exposure, as we cannot treat tanned skin as it could effect the pigmentation of the skin. On the day of your treatment the area needs to be clean and free from moisturisers or make-up. It is best to wear clothing that is comfortable and makes for easy access to the treatment area.

How many treatments will I need and what will the cost be?

This is something that varies from individual to individual. The first step is to come in for a consultation, and it is within this meeting with a practitioner that these variants can be defined.

You will need to allow four to six weeks between treatments, so it is important to bear this in mind, it is not something that will be complete in one session on one day.

Is treatment painful?

Clients do report a level of mild discomfort, although we do our best to counteract this with anaesthetic cream, and the laser hand-piece itself issues a cooling pulse to counteract the heat.

Does laser treatment get rid of the veins forever?

Technically the veins that have been collapsed using laser treatment cannot rebuild and reappear, however, spider veins can reoccur in the same place meaning more treatments could be needed in the future.

What should I expect after laser therapy?

After the procedure, the area treated might be a little tender and appear raised and reddened although this should fade a few hours after treatment.

Can I go back to work after laser therapy?

There is no downtime from laser treatment, so normal activities can be resumed immediately. However the area needs to heal so it is strongly recommended that you avoid the sun and very hot baths or showers in the weeks following your treatment.

How long does it take to see the results?

After the laser therapy, the veins normally change colour from a dark blue or purple to a lighter red colour, after which they often fade in two to six weeks. Please note this might take more than one treatment to achieve.

If you would like to know more about our Laser Vein Treatments, please get in touch here or by calling us on 01225 700072.

Lip Enhancement

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Maintaining lips that look and feel full and voluminous can become increasingly difficult as you age. Over time this loss of volume can cause lack of definition around the edge of the lips and Cupid’s bow area. There are many quick fixes that can be achieved with some clever make-up to mask this, but if you’re looking for a longer term solution we offer treatments to suit each individual’s requirements.

For fine lines around the lips and some loss of volume we would look at using Dermal fillers. The filler is injected under the surface of the skin helping to add volume and create a plumper appearance. It only takes a small amount of filler to make a noticeable difference to the appearance of the lip line. You can compare our before and after photos on the dermal filler page here.

One of the benefits of Dermal Fillers is that the products we use include a light anaesthetic, minimising discomfort during treatment. A further benefit is that fillers last from 6 to 18 months.

We love to speak with prospective patients and if you’d like to receive a call from Snowberry Lane about Lip Enhancement in the Wiltshire area, you can leave your contact information here.

Lipcare for Christmas

It’s the time of year where bitterly cold mornings lead to cracked lips that can sting and cause discomfort. A lot of people will neglect skincare for the lips and surrounding area. Make sure you’re not one of them by taking our advice on the blog today. We’ll ensure you have perfectly plump winter lips in no time at all. And we’ll also showcase how the clinic can help anyone with year round lip issues.

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Necklift Treatment Options At Snowberry Lane

As we age our skin can lose elasticity, creating lines and wrinkles that can make us feel self-conscious. The first place we tend to notice this is the face, although we’re fairly good at managing it with the array of different treatments available. An area that is more often neglected, but is still an indicator of ageing is the neck; this is something we at Snowberry Lane Clinic want to help with. Continue reading