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Spider Veins

Medical grade options for effective laser & IPL spider vein & telangiectasia treatment

Spider Veins & Telangiectasia Treatment

Facial red veins, spider veins or telangiectasia are tiny blood vessels (capillaries) which run close to the skin’s surface. They look like thin red or occasionally purple or blue threads that often occur around the nose, across the cheeks and chin. The resulting red, web-shaped appearance gives them their common name, spider veins. Vascular lesions emerge when the blood vessels become enlarged which causes the veins to appear broken.

At The Lynton Clinic, we offer a targeted solution for the clearance of red veins. (See also treatment for broken capillaries & vessels.)

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Spider Vein Laser Treatment Summary
spider vein removal

Red veins are caused by overexposure to the sun, drastic changes in weather, changes in pressure, excessive alcohol consumption, environmental irritants, rosacea, hormonal changes, or simply genetics. Depending on the type of vessel we may choose to treat with advanced medical-grade IPL or utilise Nd: YAG. Following a thorough consultation, we will choose the best technology for your treatment.

Key Facts:

  1. Spider veins can occur even if you’re young
  2. The most typical cause of unwanted facial veins is the normal thinning of skin that comes with age. 
  3. Women are more commonly affected than men
  4. Heredity and genetics are a common cause of facial veins

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FAQs

How does the treatment work?

Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.

Which types of veins can be treated?

Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi, and port wine stains, can be treated very successfully. Depending on the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well to treatment.

How is the treatment carried out?

The light applicator is placed on the skin and
a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Treatment is suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less chance of side effects.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick. Sensations vary but most describe it as a very quick hot pin prick.

Are there any side effects?

After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely, some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small blister may form and there could be temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments typically take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the type and size of lesion.

How many treatments are necessary?

Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for optimum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.

What is the consultation procedure?

Prior to treatment you must fi rst undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

Customer Testimonials

I recommend laser hair removal at The Lynton Clinic as it has been a very positive experience for me with fantastic results. Kirsty fully explains what the treatment entails and carries it out with such professionalism that you know you are in good hands. I wouldn't go to any other clinic for treatment.

Alison Ferrier

I am so glad the Lynton Clinic was recommended to me by a doctor friend and I too highly recommend them. The staff is really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I had 2 treatments for hyperpigmentation and am delighted with the result. My complexion looks so much fresher and brighter. Many friends have commented on how well I look. I hated the brown spots on the backs of my hands, so ageing - now they are completely gone.

Susan Barrington-Smith

Thank you so much for doing some amazing work on my neck, face and chest. I really respect and trust what you do. Take care! See you soon and keep safe!

Anne, Whalley Range, Manchester

Great Illumifacial with Emma today, very knowledgeable about treatments and products, will be returning soon.

Lauren Sharpley

This is my second laser hair removal treatment (bikini and now lower leg). Kirsty is brilliant, always polite, friendly and professional. I would without a doubt recommend the services that you offer at the Lynton Clinic - in fact I regularly do!!

Lucy, Holmes Chapel

I've been using the Lynton Clinic for many years now and I wouldn't entertain going anywhere else for treatment, as they are such a professional company in what they do and how they deliver the treatments. The ladies Kirsty & Emma are so lovely and will advise you of the best treatment to have so that you receive the best results from it. You are very at ease during any treatment as it's all explained and if it's uncomfortable at any point you can ask for a break. They are the leaders in laser machines & they do all the training on the machines so you have full confidence in their ability.

Karen Ball

Visited the clinic a while back for some advice and treatment on some pigmentation I was suffering from. They were informative and helpful at all times and helped me towards correcting my problem. The clinic was always immaculate and the staff were friendly and really know what they are doing, would definitely recommend.

J E

I finished my 3 C02 treatments in March and I am really pleased with the results.  I am in my mid 60s, so wasn’t expecting miracles!  It took another couple of months after the treatments finished before I really noticed an improvement  - the lines on my face have softened considerably and my skin is much brighter and clearer.  So many friends have told me how healthy I look but more importantly I feel much happier and confident. I am very impressed with the Lynton Clinic and Kirsty who did my treatments.

Susan Barrington- Smith

Thank you so much for doing some amazing work on my neck, face and chest. I really respect and trust what you do. Take care! See you soon and keep safe ya'll

Anne Worthington

From the moment I walked into reception, to the time spent in the treatment room, I was well looked after.

Amanda Usher , Lynton Clinic Customer, 2015

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