Here at Snowberry Lane Clinic we offer two main treatments to help with unwanted veins such as broken, thread or spider veins. These veins can appear anywhere on the body, most commonly the face and legs. In appearance they are very thin, and sit just below the surface of the skin, they are often red, blue or purplish in colour.
Treatment option 1 – Laser Vein Treatment:
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.
Best for treating:
- Thread veins
- Spider veins
- Facial veins
- Thin leg veins
Number of treatments: 2 minimum
Treatment Duration: 30-60 minutes
Anaesthetic: Topical anaesthetic cream
Sensitivity Period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment
Back to work: Straight away
Duration of results: Top up treatments required as veins reoccur. This is usually annually or less
Treatment option 2 – Microscleratherapy
Microscleratherapy uses a specially designed solution that is injected into the target veins, it works by restricting blood flow to the vein and causing it to fade and in some cases disappear. This treatment is designed to activate the bodies natural repair process, which is why some clients can experience light bruising in the treatment areas. Within a few days this dies down and after a few weeks patients are left with uniform colouring around the skin.
Best for treating: Thread and spider veins on the legs
Number of treatments: 1-2
Treatment Duration: 30 minutes
Anaesthetic: Topical anaesthetic cream if requested
Sensitivity Period: Some slight discomfort during treatment and possibility of bruising
Back to work: Next day
Duration of results: Can be permanent but it depends on the individual as veins can reoccur
If you would like to know more about our treatments for unwanted veins then please get in touch by calling us on 01225 700072.