Thread veins and the flushing associated with Roseaca can be treated in a variety of ways depending upon the nature and severity of the condition:
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – Also known as BBL – is very good for treating the fine veins, which may be singular or in a network covering larger areas of the face. The large treatment area of the IPL device makes this treatment fast and the modern cooled tip helps to ensure it is a comfortable treatment.
Long Pulse Laser – The long pulse NdYag laser becomes the treatment of choice when the veins become a little larger and more distinct. This approach can be used on all skin types. It is also a preferred option for removing unwanted hair from dark skin (Fitzpatrick V and VI)
Sclerotherapy – Involves an injection directly into the vein and would be used for the largest veins that we would treat
Rosacea – The flushing often caused by rosacea is best treated by either IPL or Long Pulse Laser. The energy based treatment is designed to remove the flushing and in doing so eliminate the embarrassment associated with this. The reduction of the flushing gives the patient greater confidence and reduces the tendency to flush.
Varicose Veins – Are caused by the failure of the vein valves – often during pregnancy. The resultant affected veins can often be large and we would normally refer the patient to a relevant surgeon for treatment.