Red Veins & Rosacea

Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) we can provide a long term solution to facial problems such as red flushing (Rosacea), thread veins and red spots as well as unsightly leg veins, with minimal risk in just a few quick and easy treatments.

How does the treatment work?

Both Laser and IPL systems emit filtered light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the damaged 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, spider naevi, port wine stains and rosacea can be very successfully with IPL. Depending on the lesions, leg veins up to 3mm in diameter can also respond well to treatment with a laser.

How is the treatment carried out?

For IPL treatments, a thin layer of cool gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel. The IPL light applicator is then placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area has been treated. After, the gel is removed and the area cooled. A similar process is carried out for laser treatment except gel is not required. During treatment, protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Treatment is suitable for most people though the most successful response is seen in those with fair skin, where 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 very quick. Sensations vary but most clients describe it as a very quick hot pin prick.

Are there any side effects?

After treatment the area may feel warm and sensitive for a few hours. Rarely some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can remain 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 a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments usually take between 15 - 45 minutes, depending on the size and type of lesion.

How many treatments are necessary?

Typically 3 to 5 treatments are required for optimum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks and for Rosacea, maintenance sessions may be required in the future.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you must first 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.

Prices start from £55 per treatment session. Please phone 01202 806199 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information