Broken veins are one of the most common issues that can have a negative impact on self esteem and confidence, especially as these often appear on the face. Affecting both men and women, though more commonly women, broken veins can be a challenge to cover up and conceal. One of the most effective treatment options is IPL. But what are the advantages of IPL treatment for broken veins? And why should you consider this?
What are broken veins?
Broken veins are also known as spider veins or telangiectasia. These are dilated, small blood vessels that create fine red or purple lines across the surface of the skin. These are most frequently found in areas of delicate skin, particularly on the face or the legs. As a common dermatological concern that can affect a wide range of people, these broken veins are generally harmless but they can lead to self-esteem issues and discomfort for those who experience them.
What are the causes of broken veins?
There are a number of different causes of broken or spider veins and these include genetics, age, prolonged sun exposure, hormonal changes, and even certain medical conditions. Broken veins appear visible on the surface of the skin when they lose their elasticity and weaken. So how can IPL treatment help?
How can IPL treatment resolve broken veins?
IPL treatment is also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial, and this has become one of the number one solutions to address broken or spider veins. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment, uses high-intensity pulses of broad-spectrum light to target specific areas in the skin, for different outcomes. For example, for unwanted hair removal, IPL treatment can target hair follicles, while for broken veins, this can target haemoglobin in blood vessels. The light energy will then be absorbed by the targeted cells, turning to heat energy, which will damage the cells causing the body’s natural healing processes to break these down and remove them from the body. This can be a highly effective way to reduce the appearance of broken veins.
What are the benefits of IPL treatment for broken veins?
There are a number of reasons why IPL treatment for broken veins is a good option. These include:
- Non invasive treatment – One of the biggest advantages of IPL treatment is that this is non-invasive. IPL treatment does not involve incisions or damage to the skin in any way, and this dramatically reduces downtime and recovery time, so that you can continue with your daily life immediately after the procedure. In addition, because this procedure is non invasive, there is no risk for scarring or other surface tissue damage.
- Little to no discomfort – In addition, IPL treatment causes little to no discomfort. While you may experience a mild sensation, similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, this will only be brief and mild.
Multiple sessions may be needed
It’s important to note that the size and location of the veins, as well as the skin type, can all play a role in the success of the treatment. In general, multiple treatment sessions will be needed to achieve the best possible results, with results being noticeable after the course of several treatments.
Choose a professional team for your IPL treatment
While IPL treatment is a safe option, this should only be performed by trained and certified professionals, like us here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. During an initial consultation we will assess your skin condition, medical history, and treatment goals to determine if IPL is the most suitable option. We will also discuss the expected outcomes, potential risks, and aftercare instructions. Why not get in touch today to find out more?