Target red veins for clearer skin
Red veins are fine visible veins which appear close to the skin’s surface. They often affect legs and facial areas and can also be a symptom of rosacea (a relapsing skin condition characterised by facial skin redness). At Deluxe Skin Clinic, we use IPL therapy to treat red veins as it’s renowned for its efficacy and safety. This non-invasive and non-ablative treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL). IPL is a broad wavelength light delivered in short bursts via a hand-held device. The energy in the light is absorbed by haemoglobin (a red blood cell protein which carries oxygen) in the thread vein until it collapses and is reabsorbed by the body. This leaves skin clearer and red-vein free.* The broad wavelength light applied in short pulses is different to the single high-intensity wavelength used in traditional laser therapies. IPL’s short pulses minimise exposure to non-treatment areas which helps to reduce post-treatment redness and increases comfort throughout the procedure. We use the Lynton Luminette system for its advanced and superior technology which is manufactured in Britain, medical CE-marked and used within the NHS. *Individual results may vary.
*Individual results and reactions may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
About red-vein treatment at Deluxe Clinic
What is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy?
This advanced technology sends out a broad wavelength of light in short pulses to target red veins. The light is absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood vessel which increases its temperature until it breaks down to be reabsorbed by the body.*
Will I need more than one treatment?
This varies from one person to the next and depends on the number of red veins to be treated. Most of our clients have 4-6 treatments but we’ll discuss this in full during your consultation.*
Is IPL therapy painful?
Most of our clients find the procedure completely manageable. You may feel a pinching sensation but the technology’s cooling system ensures that the light never becomes too hot. There may be a slight stinging sensation immediately after treatment but this should quickly subside.
Are there any side effects?
Skin may appear pink after treatment but this should quickly subside. Mild discolouration of the treatment area can also occur but this should clear within 24 hours.*
Is IPL therapy suitable for all skin colours and tones?
Some darker skin tones are not suitable for IPL therapy due to a risk of pigment damage. We are highly experienced in assessing suitability for this treatment and will advise on this during your consultation.
Is the treatment safe?
This is a safe treatment that’s tried and tested. One of its benefits is that exposure to light is kept to a minimum for non-treatment areas.