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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

Excellent, professional and friendly service for Laser hair removal.

Vicky Davenport

I would definitely recommend Lynton. Friendly people who know what they are doing

Tracy Robinson

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

I can highly recommend The Lynton Clinic for any laser treatment. I have (so far) had Laser Hair Removal, Laser skin resurfacing, IPL for pigment and red vein, HydraFacial and injectables here. So great to find all treatments all under one roof with specialists within the field of aesthetics.

Becky Field

Great consultation, very in depth and can tell Kirsty is very experienced and knowledgeable very polite and great to chat too.

Emma Rees

Kirsty was very warm and welcoming when I arrived, as always. Like all the practitioner at the Lynton Clinic, Kirsty made me feel relaxed and confident in her knowledge and experience. Although there are many other treatment centres near my home in Stockport for Facial Thread Kirsty was very warm and welcoming when I arrived, as always. Like all the practitioner at the Lynton Clinic, Kirsty made me feel relaxed and confident in her knowledge and experience. Although there are many other treatment centres near my home in Stockport for Facial Thread Vein removal, I would dream of going anywhere other than Lynton for treatment.

Joe, Stockport

Something I really appreciate when visiting a clinic is great customer service - Emma was extremely professional and welcoming, I felt well looked after from start to end and I had a memorable and pleasurable experience that I am more than happy to share. Highly recommend Lynton clinic for their in depth knowledge and high tech treatments, to help you feel as good as possible about yourself!

Always professional, very knowledgeable, unpretentious and considerate

Deborah, Knutsford

Loved my experience here, Emma was so helpful and my treatment was amazing!!! I’ve had laser before and it can be uncomfortable in places but this pain free laser is worth every penny, I didn’t feel a thing?!! And my skin looks great, so happy I decided to do this, thank you

Donna Morris

I have been going to Lynton Clinic now for a couple of years. I guess something that could be considered quite a daunting experience is actually quite the opposite.... Kirsty is very professional and knowledgable about the various different treatments on offer. I feel as though real advice is given, and appropriate recommendations are made. For me there is no focus on pushing sales or further treatments. On top of the excellent level of professionalism is an air of warmth and friendliness. This starts from the moment you walk through the door, greeted by Emma with a friendly smile and a nice hot cup of coffee! If you are considering laser treatment I cannot recommend Lynton Clinic enough!! Steve B

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