We are pleased to offer our Clients a range of treatments using our effective and safe Laser machine. Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Treatment is effective in treating a number of skin problems.
Laser can be used in a number of different ways;
- Laser Rejuvenation, improving skin tone, sun spots & thread veins
- Pigmented spots such as sun-spots or ‘liver’ spots
- Acne problems and associated skin discoloration
- Combine with microdermabrasion and enjoy a Hollywood Facial
- Tattoo reduction and fading for those unwanted inks.
- Rosacea – a common skin condition that causes redness in your face and often produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. Although rosacea can occur in anyone, it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin. Left untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. Rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish before flaring up again. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.
How does Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Treatment (IPL) work?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) red vein removal works through firing short bursts of intense light at the skin, using a tiny hand-piece designed specifically for this purpose.
The light is absorbed by the blood vessel, as it is attracted to the darker colour in the blood. The resulting heat generated causes the destruction of the veins being targeted. Deeper leg veins up to 4mm in diameter can be treated with the Laser, which produces a narrower beam of light, which penetrates more deeply into the skin.
How long does it take?
The time taken for each treatment will vary, but on average takes between 15 and 45 minutes. Treatment takes place at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks.
How long does it last?
Once the veins are destroyed they will be reabsorbed by the body. However, there still may remain some traces of the original veins, as we cannot guarantee a complete removal in every case. Best results are obtained when treating fair skin and with treating facial thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea.
How many sessions will I need?
Usually 3 to 5 treatments are necessary but some smaller areas may clear in just 1 session.
Does it hurt?
It can sting a little. Because we are using IPL to create sufficient heat to close the vessels, this heat can build up and be felt. It’s been described as like a fast, hot pin-prick. The laser flashes incredibly quickly, so it’s a very brief sensation.
We apply a cooling gel to the area being treated in advance of the treatment taking place and offer use of a cold air jet to cool and soothe the skin after the treatment has taken place.
Are there any side-effects?
As with all treatments affecting the skin there are of course small risks of side-effects. Following the treatment your skin may feel a little sore, but very mildly. There may be some slight reddening of the area treated. This doesn’t even happen in all cases, it depends on the skin type and area treated. We apply cooling aloe vera gel to all areas treated, which is very effective at reducing any inflammation that results. The redness and sensation of warmth will last only a few hours, or maybe overnight, but soon disappears leaving no ill-effects.
Before we commence any treatment we take the time to undertake a detailed consultation with you, making sure that you are comfortable with the process and that you have no pre-existing conditions that could adversely affect it. You will have a ‘patch-test’ undertaken, to be sure that your skin does not react adversely to the IPL. If you experience no adverse reactions to this small test then we can proceed with the full treatment.
What do I do now?
Call The Brookdale Clinic on 01565 651832 and book your initial consultation. You can ask questions, gain reassurance and then start treatment to destroy the thread veins on your face or legs.