Remove many types of vascular lesions such as telangiectasias (thread veins), hemangiomas and Port Wine Stains.
The system offers safe and effective thread vein removal (broken capillaries). The technically advanced Ellipse Thread vein Removal, using a Selective Waveband Technology system is a safe and effective treatment to get rid of redness and broken capillaries. Your personal requirements are overseen and performed, in confdence, by our qualifed laser technician.
Consultation and patch test
£30.00 Refundable against a treatment
Nose and upper cheeks
Full face inc nose
Frequently asked questions
Short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called SWT®technology) are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the
protein in the wall of the thread vein or vessel, causing them to gradually disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel is applied to your
skin before treatment.
The most common treatments are for superficial veins in the face, but other vascular lesions on the face or body can successfully treated. Treatments are most efficient in patients with light skin who are not suntanned at the time of the treatment. If your skin is less tanned, the contrast between the blood vessels and background colour of the skin is greater, making treatment easier. However, we have pre-programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion.
Several vessels can be targeted in one flash of light. The treatment time depends on the area to be covered and the number of distinct vessels to be treated. A single session typically lasts 10-20 minutes.
The light used is completely safe, visible light. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (sun, solarium or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective and less
comfortable. It is also a good idea to avoid smoking in the 4 hours prior to treatment. Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress to the face immediately after treatment or from using an ointment prescribed by the doctor. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 30 days, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
The number of treatments depends on location and number of your thread veins or vessels to be treated. Typically, the number of treatments range between 1 -4, at monthly intervals.
No anaesthetics are required, and many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free.