These are superficial red, blue and purple patches that appear on the face, nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. This generally occurs when the vein dilates and suddenly becomes visible through the skin. They are sometimes referred to as telangectasia. They can appear as a single small vein, or as a collection of spidery veins. A network arising from a specific point and radiating outwards is generally referred to as a spider naevi. It can be caused by many different factors, such as sun-damage, exposure to sunlight, extremes in temperature, smoking and alcohol.
At Canterbury Cosmedics we use an IPL machine, which works on the principle of absorption of light energy into particular target pigment colour in the skin. the light energy is converted to heat which damages the targeted area. It can work on small single veins, clusters around the nose, chin and forehead, or fine blushes, often found across the cheeks.
At Canterbury Cosmedics, we always offer you a free consultation and optional test patch. Treatment will begin, when the results of the consultation and test patch are complete. A cold gel is applied to the area to be treated, and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece is gently applied to the skin and pulses of light are applied. Treatment is usually administered as a single treatment, or a series of sessions that provide excellent long term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction.
Most people tolerate the treatment well. It can be described as a mild sting like the ping of a rubber band.
At Canterbury Cosmedics, we are regulated by The Care Quality Commission and abide by all their procedures and regulations. We recommend that you check all clinics for their CQC registration number.
In very rare circumstances, redness may occur (feeling a bit like sunburn). Occasionally, a client could develop bruising or blistering, but this would settle within a few days. In our experience, this would generally only happen when a client does not tell us about specific medication or fake tan products, and demonstrates why the consultation is of the utmost importance.
Our clients can see a marked improvement in the overall appearance with a decrease in the red patches, thread veins, spidery networks, also an improvement to areas of sun-damage, and general age spots on the skin. This treatment can also help with skin whose pores have become larger over time.
Our Practitioner, Maria Plenzik, has over ten years of experience performing laser and IPL treatments. She is highly skilled and will offer you free expert advice as to the best form of treatment for your condition.
Please contact us to find out more about pricing.