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Tired of attempting to cover excessive thread veins with full coverage make-up? Make those thread veins disappear with Ellipse Facial Thread Vein Treatment.
A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein, resulting in the disappearance of the vein during the treatment. Ellipse uses short safe bursts of light from a flash lamp to quickly remove those thin veins from your face, neck and chest, revealing a clearer, more even-toned skin.
The IPL treatment head delivers a specific range of wavelengths to the treatment area. The energy carried by the wavelengths of light penetrates just below the skin’s surface and gets absorbed by the pigments in blood vessels and haemoglobin (protein in blood). The heat energy generated by the treatment head causes the vessel walls to heat up and break down. By destroying the vessel walls the filling ability of the blood vessel is reduced and so is its appearance. After a series of treatments the entire blood vessel is broken down and is absorbed into the blood stream. The result being a visible reduction in redness as well as the appearance of thread veins.
The YAG treatment head delivers a precise energy level to the target vein that gets absorbed by the blood stream. The heat generated by the light source heats up the vessel’s walls which breaks it down. By breaking down the vessel wall the filling ability of the vein is reduced thereby reducing its appearance. After a period of time the entire vein is broken down and gets absorbed into the blood stream. The Lumenis One machine used at The London Dermatology Centre comes with a range of heads and filters that are treatment-specific. This allows our experienced team to deliver an individually tailored treatment according to your skin type and condition.
On the day of your procedure your aesthetic practitioner will go through everything with you and answer any questions you may have. Then, you’ll lie back and relax on one of our treatment beds while the practitioner applies a cooling gel to the area to be treated. You’ll be asked to wear some goggles to protect your eyes from the light of the IPL and YAG machine and then your treatment will begin. The aesthetic practitioner will pass the treatment head over the treatment area. You may feel some slight discomfort during the procedure which is often described as a pinging sensation.
When carried out by a trained professional the IPL and YAG laser treatment is very safe. As with all procedures there is a small risk of side effects but these are rare. Side effects can include slight redness and swelling of the treated area, blistering or bruising and hyper or hypopigmentation. The treated area will sometimes change colour temporarily as the treatment works at the vascular level and the vessel is being broken down. Any redness or swelling from the treatment generally disappears within a few hours of treatment, and the remaining side effects are very rare. The London Dermatology Centre's dermatologists and aesthetic physicians will carry out a full assessment prior to your treatment to alleviate these risks.