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Laser Vein Removal at Body TLC

Laser Vein Removal is a great option to remove unwanted and unsightly thread veins, most commonly found on the face, shoulders, legs and ankles. 

How does Laser Vein Removal Work?

Vascular cells absorb the high energy of the 980nm Laser causing it to coagulate and forcing the blood back into the original vein its sprang from. The solidified blood is then broken down and flushed from the body through the lymphatic system. 
 Recent developments in the industry have created a 0.2mm-0.5mm range enabling the Laser energy to be focused more accurately on the vein without burning the surrounding skin tissue. The Laser further stimulates the collagen dermal growth increasing the dermal density so that the small blood vessels are no longer exposed. The skins elasticity is also significantly enhanced. 

Laser Vein Removal at Body TLC

Treatment Options:

Laser isn't always the best option for unsightly veins.

We urge you to book a free consultation with our experienced therapists to discuss your needs and assess the area thoroughly.

The correct treatment method for you will depend on your skin, the depth of the vein/s the volume of blood flow. Your health, any medication you may be taking and any ongoing sun exposure.

Fortunetly we can treat most cases we see, however if we can not we will do our best to advise you on what options you have.

There is never a 'hard sell' at Body TLC, only free friendly professional advice. 

Does Laser Vein Removal Hurt?

Laser Vein Removal is painful however a patch test can be performed prior to your appointment at your consultation so you know what to expect. Numbing cream can also be applied prior to your full treatment should you wish. Though we strongly advise you to discuss this with your laser therapist prior to purchasing and applying any numbing product 
- as some may blanch the visibility of the veins and therefore hinder treatment


Does Laser Vein Removal Have Any Side Effects?

Laser Vein Removal will result in the appearance of the veins becoming worse before it heals completely, this is due to the fact the solid blood is darker and therefore more visual on the skins surface before it is broken down and flushed from the body by the lymphatic system.
You can also experience:
Blisters / Welts
Itchy skin in the treated area 
Infection (mostly associated to scratching at the area during the healing period)


Type of Veins

Broken Capillaries

Common on cheeks, noses and the chin

Less often also seen on the shoulders from carried weight ie backpacks

Sometimes seen on legs – but crucially far more shallow in these examples, leg veins are almost always deeper with more blood flow.


What is a capillary?

Capillaries are tiny blood vessels connecting arteries to veins.

These blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients to individual cells throughout the body.

Broken capillaries arn’t technically ‘broken’ they are swollen

Capillary walls are very elastic, and blood vessels can lose their ability to contract if they’re frequently dilated, causing them to remain enlarged.

Sadly, genetics play a major role in how susceptible you are to broken blood vessels, most common in those with sensitive skin, acne or rosacea and especially rampant in the winter thanks to fluctuating hot-and-cold temperatures


Clients working in cold factories or food manufacture are more likely to suffer and should consider  a different job should they treat the situation.

Broken capillaries can be treated in several ways depending on the severity. Those with large areas of broken capillaries ore very dense smaller areas may be better suited to:

•Fractional Laser

•Diode Rejuvenation

•Diathermy –  2-6 sessions typically

When there are fewer capillaries the following treatments may be suitable:

•Diathermy - sometimes one session is all that is required.

•980nm Laser

•Q Switch

Varicose Veins 

Twisty, bulging veins on the legs and feet, which tend to get larger and more swollen with time. They are an indicator of an underlying valve problem in the veins underneath the skin, which are feeding the visible varicosities.

Varicose veins are very common, at least 1 in 3 people will be affected during their lifetime. They can cause a wide range of issues from unsightly thread veins to large painful varicose veins and even skin issues including skin ulcers. These issues will affect people in different ways and can range from never wearing shorts in the summer to bleeding and ulcers.

Unfortunately, we can not treat varicose veins here at Body TLC 

Inside your veins, there are tiny valves that control the direction in which the blood flows. When working properly, these valves ensure the blood flows in one direction only: up your legs from your foot to your heart. However, if these valves fail, it causes the blood to flow backwards (i.e. in the wrong direction), and the blood starts to accumulate in the veins, causing them to swell, enlarge and bulge out of your legs.

This failure of valves within the veins results in a condition called venous insufficiency and reflects impairment of drainage through the veins affected, which can manifest in many ways.

At its most mild, it causes spider veins, which are by and large cosmetic problems only, we are able to successfully treat these spider veins at Body TLC with Diathermy or 980nm Laser.

Spider Veins/ Thread Veins

Associated with ache. and leading from mild internal varicose vein bloody flow issues.

These veins are slightly larger and can be seen as red, purple or blue, which lie slightly deeper and are called reticular veins. 

successfully treated at Body TLC with Diathermy or 980nm Laser.

Thread Veins are tiny prominent veins just below the skin surface. They tend to branch and give a spidery sort of pattern, hence their common name. Spider veins can occur anywhere on the body, but most often on the legs and face.

Thread veins are a common problem, affecting around 80% of all adults at some point in their lives. Fortunately, thread veins can usually be treated with simple and routine procedures.

Thread veins rarely cause symptoms but they can be unsightly. People seek treatment to improve the cosmetic appearance. Occasionally, people may experience symptoms; such as burning, cramp and itching

The cause of thread veins is often unknown, but, similar to varicose veins, there is a genetic predisposition to the condition. We have seen patterns emerge from parents to children and among siblings. Other risk factors for thread veins include pregnancy, oestrogen treatment, topical steroid use, local trauma to the skin, and prolonged standing1.

Occasionally, thread veins of the legs may be an indication of an underlying venous condition.

At Body TLC consultations are free, book yours now to find out your options.

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