Thread veins, also known as red veins or broken capillaries, can be caused by exposure to extreme temperatures, sun exposure, pregnancy, alcohol or it could be hereditary. Contrary to belief, the blood vessels are not ‘broken’ but due to damage they have become enlarged and so are visible on the skins surface. PL uses an Intense Pulse Light system to directly target the enlarged blood vessel and cauterising it, making it unable to carry blood and allowing it to collapse and be flushed out by the body’s natural defences. The advantage of this technology is that the vessel can be targeted directly without damaging the healthy surrounding cells.
How does IPL Facial Thread Vein Removal work?
Our advanced technology Ellipse IPL System removes facial thread veins by delivering precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light which are absorbed by the targeted blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed. Following treatment the vessels quickly collapse and are re-absorbed by the body to be flushed out by our bodys natural defences, leaving little or no trace of the original vessel. This procedure is extremely safe and effective as it targets only the blood vessel and leaves the surrounding tissue undisturbed.