As well as improving the condition of the skin and zapping away unwanted hair, lasers are also a prominent tool in the removal of unsightly or brightly-coloured veins. During the treatment – which is often 20 minutes or less – highly concentrated beams of light are directed at the problem areas, encouraging the veins to fade over time.
Despite being highly effective, the treatment is virtually painless, and patients are encouraged to relax whilst having their problem veins banished for good.
There is no upper or lower age limit on developing thread-, varicose- or spider-veins, and anyone who is bothered by their appearance is a candidate for treatment. Prominent veins may have been brought on by a long-distance flight, lifestyle factors (such as smoking or sun damage), or they may simply be hereditary.
Thread veins are often exacerbated or brought on by cigarette or alcohol use, and so cutting both of these down to a minimum after your treatment will lessen the likelihood of unsightly veins reappearing.
*individual results may vary.