Lincoln Laser Skincare

Thread veins & vascular lesions

Thread veins or broken veins (telangiectasia) are small red or blue veins which can appear almost anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the face and legs. They can appear as single veins or as a collection of broken veins close together. A collection of vessels arising from a single point are common and are known as Spider Naevi.

Thread veins can be caused by many different factors including exposure to extremes of temperature and to ultra violet light, genetics, hormonal changes, injury to the skin and even standing for long periods.

veins before and after

At Lincoln Laser Skincare we use two different systems and are able to effectively remove both thread veins and vascular anomalies such as port-wine stains. For thread veins, we use the Lynton Lumina Intense Pulsed Light system. This is one of the most effective IPL systems available and can be used to treat both facial and some types of leg vessels. It works by emitting light energy into the skin; this is absorbed by the vessels and heats up causing them to collapse and stick together preventing blood from re-entering. These damaged veins are gradually dissolved and removed by the body’s immune system over several weeks following treatment.

Not all thread veins will respond to the IPL treatment as they may be too large or situated too deeply in the skin for the light energy to penetrate. For these, as well as for vascular lesions such as port-wine stains, matted veins, cherry angioma’s we use the Nlite-v pulsed dye laser. This delivers energy that heats up the target vessels and destroys them.

Find out more about thread veins and lesions and what is involved in the treatment by downloading our Thread Veins and Vascular Lesion Information Pack (PDF 1.6mb)

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