Rosacea and Thread vein treatment

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects parts of the face. Around 15% of women in Ireland are affected by rosacea, most of them in middle age. Symptoms can include flushing, redness, spots and thickened skin. Not everyone experiences all of the symptoms, but any can be concerning or distressing to the sufferer.

 

Thread veins are very common with rosacea. We can treat both problems with Intense Pulse Light.  

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Frequently asked questions

How does the treatment work?


Short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light are directed into the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the blood in your problem vessels. The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein, causing the veins to gradually, disappear after treatment. To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel is applied to your skin before treatment.




How many treatments are needed?


The number of treatments depends on location and density of thread veins. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-4 treatments are usually needed. Intervals are one month apart. Top up treatments will be needed once or twice a year to maintain results.




Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?


The light used is completely safe, visible light. It is, however, important to avoid tanning (UV sun exposure or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period. Avoid smoking in the 4 hours prior to treatment for treating thread veins. After treatment, you should avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks after, even if there is no sign of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum SPF 30) to protect and prevent further red veins.




Does this treatment hurt?


There is no anesthetics required, and many patients describe the treatment as a warm flick followed by a warm senation. A cooling machine can be used at this clinic called cryo 5 at no charge which cools the area and allows for a more comfortable session.





Small Area £60

What are the costs likely to be? 

Area Cost (per session)

Price will be determined at consultation and will be decided by the area to be covered. 

 

 

Medium area £90
Full face skin rejuvenation only - £60
Large Area £120 -£150
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Should you have any questions or queries why not book in for a free skin consultation and we will determine what treatment will give you the best results!