IPL treatment is one of the most popular aesthetic treatment options we can provide here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. But what is IPL treatment and how can this be used effectively for thread veins?
What is IPL treatment?
IPL treatment is a type of aesthetic treatment that uses light. Specifically this type of light is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which can target a wider area than laser treatments, and is not as painful. The light waves will pass into the body, where they will be turned into heat energy, capable of targeting a variety of cell types including hair follicles and thread veins.
What causes thread veins?
Thread veins are also known as spider veins and these are small red, blue or purple veins that commonly appear on the surface of the face, thighs, calves, and ankles. These can be separated like small threads running through the skin, or they may have a central hub with threads separating off from there in different directions.
The causes of thread veins on the body can include genetic inheritance, pregnancy, hormone changes, weight fluctuations and long periods of sitting or standing. For thread veins on the face the causes include sun damage, rosacea as well as skin diseases, autoimmune issues and as a response to certain medications including steroids. Thread veins also appear as a natural part of the ageing process, particularly on the face.
What are the advantages of IPL treatment for thread veins?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing IPL treatment to tackle thread veins. These advantages include:
Non invasive treatment option
IPL treatment secures effective results for thread veins
IPL treatment can be used very effectively for treating thread veins across the face, or even on the body. For thread veins of various sizes, from 1 to 3mm, IPL treatment can completely remove these veins and create stunning results.
IPL is also very effective because it has the capability to treat both larger and smaller areas. This is because the amount of heat from each wavelength can be manipulated.
IPL treatment is a non invasive treatment option for thread veins
IPL treatment does not involve using equipment to enter the body or involve injections. Instead, the light rays are naturally absorbed by the body where skin cells that are darker than the surrounding tissue will absorb the light, turning this to heat energy, which will destroy the targeted cells. In terms of thread veins, the red cells of the broken capillaries will be targeted, causing the vessel walls to collapse and the vein to be absorbed back into the body, where it is no longer visible or noticeable. What this means is that fantastic visual results can be achieved, with minimal risk, and no down time or recovery time necessary. The light can easily penetrate the skin without causing any injury to the surface or the cells that you don’t want to be targeted.
It’s essential that you choose a professional team for your IPL treatment to ensure that you get the right results, and to make sure that your treatment is fully safe. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, all of our practitioners are clinically trained professionals with experience and expertise. So for more information or advice about how our IPL treatments could help you, get in touch today.