We can provide a long term solution to facial problems such as red flushing (Rosacea), thread veins and red spots in just a few quick and easy treatments.
How does the treatment work?
Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily
absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to a point
where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the
vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the
body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.
Which types of veins can be treated?
Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins,
rosacea, spider naevi, and port wine stains, can be
treated very successfully. Depending on the lesions,
leg vessels can also respond well to treatment.
How is the treatment carried out?
The light applicator is placed on the skin and
a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is
moved to the neighbouring area and the process
is repeated until the entire area is treated. During
treatment, protective eyewear will be provided.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Treatment is suitable for most people. Best results
are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less
chance of side effects.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but there is no need
for anaesthesia and the procedure is actually quite quick.
Sensations vary but most describe it as a very quick hot
Are there any side effects?
After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours.
Rarely, some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or
décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48
hours. Though very rare, there is a chance a small blister
may form and there could be temporary lightening or
darkening of the skin.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments typically take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending
on the type and size of lesion.
How many treatments are necessary?
Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for optimum
results, though small lesions may clear in just a single
session. Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation
where details about your medical history are obtained in
order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.
Port Wine Stain treatment Courtesy of the Gresford
Skincare Centre, Wrexham
Rosacea treatment Courtesy of Lynton Lasers, Cheadle
Thread Vein treatment Courtesy of Laser Skin
See Leg and Hand veins