Thread veins and the flushing associated with Roseaca can be treated in a variety of ways depending upon the nature and severity of the condition.
Spectra Vein is our treatment of choice for thread/spider veins. We have found it to be superior to the other treatments listed below and Thermavein. For fine Telangiectasia matting (a network of very fine veins just under the surface) IPL has the benefit of bulk treatment of many very fine veins in a single pulse. There is also a place for Sclerotherapy when treating the largest thread veins that we treat. During your consultation we will discuss the suitability of the different approaches and it really is important to use the most appropriate method and it is not uncommon for us to use a combination of approaches.
A more serious condition than thread veins is varicose veins. These are caused by the failure of the valves in larger veins, which results in the pooling of blood, especially in the lower leg and often initially develop during pregnancy. The resultant affected veins can often be large and we would normally refer the patient to a relevant specialist for treatment using either foaming sclerotherapy or surgery.
Rosacea – The flushing often caused by rosacea is best treated by either IPL and/or the Spectra vein if there are distinct thread/spider veins visible. The energy based treatment is designed to remove the flushing and in doing so eliminate the embarrassment associated with this. The reduction of the flushing gives the patient greater confidence and reduces the tendency to flush.