Removal of facial veins
Thread veins, spider veins, rosacea, vascular blemishes, spider naevi, telangiectasia: there are lots of words to describe facial veins, but what matters more is the impact they can have on us. If unsightly facial veins are getting you down, come to Bodyvie and try our revolutionary ThermaVein treatment.
ThermaVein is a highly effective procedure that uses advanced technology to accurately target veins. This technology uses a unique and clever process called thermocoagulation which seals the thread vein walls. Consequently this causes the veins to disappear. Thermocoagulation is a kind of high-frequency microwave energy, delivered to each individual vein using a fine skin probe.
The technology has existed in the medical industry for nearly 15 years. It is a fantastic alternative to traditional IPL and laser treatments allowing much more precise targeting of veins.
After an in-depth consultation to help us understand your requirements, your Bodyvie aesthetician will use ThermaVein to target individual veins. The treatment takes around 15-20 minutes. Note that ThermaVein is not able to prevent the formation of new veins, but if these do appear, they can be treated in the same way. Each treatment may vary from one person to another.
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Duration of results
No. of treatments
1 - 3
Following treatment patients might experience the following: (mild) discomfort, redness, swelling, dryness, blistering, microcrusts, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation (in some cases this can take up to 12 months to improve), scarring or indentation.
Skin will feel warm after the treatment, but should calm down quite quickly. However, this can vary according to each individual’s skin type and sensitivity. In the following days post-treatment there is a chance that some larger vessels may still appear to be visible. This should not worry you as it is a normal occurrence. The vessels will gradually be broken down by the body and fade away in due course. Some dryness and small microcrusts may happen over a few days and they could last from 2 to 4 weeks. This again is a normal response. Please note that downtime for treatment on legs and other body areas will be longer than that of the face. The latter, in comparison, tends to recover much faster.
Treatment is very quick and should only take around 15-20 minutes.
Thermavein is almost painless, although some areas tend to be more sensitive. In these sensitive areas pain will be minimal and the sensation has been compared to having a hair plucked.
Patients will see thread veins immediately disappear as the treatment is administered. Depending on how the veins respond 1-3 sessions may be required. This treatment does stop the formation of new veins and should these appear, they can be treated in the same way.