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Thread Vein Removal

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Thread veins are small red or blue veins that can appear almost anywhere on the body. They can be caused by many different factors such as sun exposure and hormonal changes. We use a Lumina machine in order to completely remove thread veins on the body. Lumina machines can also be used to remove hair, tattoos and pigmentation.

At Lucy Foster Aesthetics our Lumina machine works by emitting light energy into the skin to be absorbed by the vessels. This heats them up, causing them to collapse and prevent any more blood from entering the veins. These damaged veins are then naturally removed by the body’s immune system following the treatment.

 

At your consultation, you will have a discussion with your practitioner about your medical history and have the course of the treatment explained to you. You may also be given an estimate of the number of treatments you could need.

Thread veins can appear anywhere on the body, however they are most commonly found on the face and legs.

After your treatment, your skin may feel warm, look red and be swollen. This is normal, and can be reduced by thorough skin-cooling following your treatment. Any reactions should subside within days.

What causes thread veins?

There are multiple causes to thread veins, such as:

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Drastic weather changes
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics

 

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on the individual and the type of vessels in your thread veins, as well as the severity of the affected area. If you need more than one treatment, they are usually 4-6 apart.

 

When will I see results?

The results of thread vein removal tends to take about 3-8 weeks to be visible. There will be redness immediately after the treatment, which will subside and can be aided using skin-cooling products such as aloe vera.

 

Are the results permanent?

Thread vein removal is permanent. However, if you are prone to thread veins in your legs you may need occasional maintenance if new vessels appear.

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