How does Spectra Vein Work
The Spectra Vein uses a solid state fibre optic to produce and deliver a fine 0.5mm diameter beam of infrared light. The wavelength (980nm) is specifically chosen to be preferentially absorbed by the haemoglobin in the vein. At this very specific wavelength the light is much less absorbed by the other tissue in the skin. This enables the vein to be heated far more than the surrounding tissue. A process called photo selective thermolysis.
The fine treatment tip is traced over the vein being treated and the process is 100% non invasive. As the beam moves along the vein the beam causes the vein to collapse and the blood within to coagulate. Verey fine veins will appear to vanish and larger veins will turn grey in colour and be removed by the body over the following 4-6 weeks, fading completely in the process.
Fine veins will typically only require one treatment although larger veins may need further treatment.