Varicose Veins


 How is the treatment carried out and how many treatments will I need?First of all the good news is that Shelley can combine 2 methods of coagulation therapy to speed up your results and cut down on return visits by 50%.  Your vascular therapy will no longer take repeated visits of 4 or more treatments.  This heat and light therapy that is used in Shelley’s studio will successfully treat your vessels usually in 1 to 2 visits. After a brief professional consultation, your technician Shelley will take you to a private comfortable setting where you will lay back and relax.  It is important to have the area examined to see if you are a candidate for successful vascular coagulation therapy.  If so, you skin will be cleansed and you will be asked to put on protective eye wear. A combination of light therapy and a process called thermocoagulation (heating with a very fine disposable needle) this is usually the key to softening and eliminating the appearance of vessels in combination with light therapy. When using light pulses a cool gel is applied to the skin surface and  the light applicator is placed on the gel and skin.   A short pulse of light is released. The intensity of light setting will depend on the tone of your skin and your tolerance level. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated with overlapping pulses until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is wiped off and the area.  If there are noticeable signs of the vessel remaining we may apply a tiny direct current into the vessel to completely seal the vessel until it collapses.  Then finishing with gentle photo skin rejuvenation to promote healing, sooth and brighten your skin is applied at the end of your treatment.Am I suitable for treatment?

The fairer your skin, the faster your results will be. Darker skins will require lower levels of intensity and my need more treatment.The best response is seen with small thread veins, spider veins and rosacea.

How does treatment feel? 

No anaesthesia is required.  Patients often describe the sensation as acceptable. Even when heat therapy using our specially designed needles is used  to assist in your treatment your technician will always ensure that you are comfortable as we will not work beyond your pain tolerance.

My clients generally see diminishing or softening in appearance after 1 or more sessions.  It is literally only minutes and the procedure is finished with minimal down time. Our modern  intense light laser system is a fast and gentle treatment solution for diminishing the appearance of blood vessels whether small red vessels or bigger spider veins.  Some varicose veins may not be suitable for treatment.  Many patients suffer from so-called vascular lesions, enlarged blood vessels in the face or on other parts of the body. Traditional options for treating these blood vessels are often painful, time-consuming or just not suitable for removing very fine vessels.   Our system is an effective and gentle alternative.

Which vascular situations can be treated with our IPL system?

Small red vessels, single or branched, such as rosacea vascular skin changes that cover large areas, such as port-wine stains deeper lying changed vessels such as spider veins and so-called star burst veins.

How does this particular  system treat my vessels and capillaries?

The light of the laser penetrates the surrounding tissue and unleashes its effect when it encounters the vein. The red blood cells absorb the light energy, heating the blood. The vessel walls then collapse, the vessel is blocked and the flow of the blood is stopped. The closed vessels die and are then absorbed by the body.   As stated earlier the Intense Pulse Light has an ice crystal that immediately cools the area. No longer do you need painful injections to be free of these unsightly spider  veins.” Varicose veins up to 3 mm in size can effectively be eliminated or reduced in appearance quickly and easily with minimal discomfort if any.  If you are a suitable candidate treatment time depends on the form, size and location of the vessel as well as your skin type. Small red vessels can usually be removed in only one to three sessions and are normally invisible directly after the treatment. Several sessions may be necessary to remove bigger veins.  Regular applications of petroleum jelly have been known to be the most effective remedy in promoting healing and preventing scars.   Email or call for your appointment today!

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