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Facial Thread Veins, Red Veins, Capillaries
(treated with Veinwave)
Facial thread veins/red veins/capillaries can occur at any age and are often hereditary, or a result of trauma or excessive sun exposure. They can also affect people who drink heavily.
Veinwave is medically-acclaimed technology that provides safe and permanent removal of facial red veins, also referred to as telangiectasia.
Developed and pioneered by Consultant Vascular Surgeon Dr Brian Newman MD, FRCS, the technology is based on a process called “thermacoagulation “.
The treatment works in a very different way to options such as laser and IPL for red vein removal. It is relatively painless, and can be completed in under an hour – a move away from other vein removal methods which can take many weeks to show a result and can be painful. Results can be instant, and there's no risk of bruising, scarring or pigmentation.
The technology has featured on TV shows such as Embarrassing Bodies and GMTV with Lorraine Kelly where it has "wowed" people with its fast, effective and instant results.
Dr Newman adds, “The technique is different to anything else available and seals the vein rather than trying to fade or burn it. As a Consultant Vascular Surgeon I am well aware that sealing the vein is the safest and easiest way to remove it. After the vein has been sealed it is simply reabsorbed by the body.”
Prices start from £90.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
Veinwave is suitable for men and women who suffer from broken red veins/capillaries on the face and in particular around the nose.
What can I expect?
The broken vein is treated with a high frequency current which sets up an inflammatory reaction and seals the vein, causing it to disperse naturally in the body. The skin feels warm while the treatment is being undertaken but there is only mild discomfort.
To see a client review of this treatment click here.
This procedure has a very high success rate. One to three treatments are usually required to eradicate the veins, depending on the number and location of veins to be treated.