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Facial & Leg Vessels

Spider veins, otherwise known as telangiectasia, are clusters of tiny blood vessels that can appear near the surface of the skin. They are bluish-purple, around 0.5-2 millimetres in diameter, and can appear on the face and legs.

Facial & Leg Vessels

Using the newest forms of medical technology, the cosmetic clinicians here at the Royal Wharf Clinic can treat and remove these facial and leg vessels using the groundbreaking 3JUVE laser.

Facial and leg vessels, or spider veins, are prominent clusters of damaged blood vessels in the skin. They are often blue or purple and appear in tortious lines that branch out from a central locus, resulting in a spider-like appearance. These face and leg vessels rarely cause health problems, although they can sometimes become painful. The main concern for most individuals presenting with this condition is predominantly aesthetic.

Our 3JUVE laser targets a vast array of vascular lesions — including hemangiomas, port wine stains, birthmarks and telangiectasis — and does so with no incisions, no downtime, and minimal discomfort. This advanced technology emits pulsed light laser therapy that heats the spider veins found just beneath the surface of the skin, causing them to break down and disperse. The vessels quickly disappear following treatment as they are reabsorbed via the body’s lymphatic system, leaving no trace of their presence.

Spider veins, unlike varicose veins, are not of considerable medical concern. In most cases, they’re simply a cosmetic nuisance. If you’re looking for a safe, quick, and effective face and leg vessel removal treatment in London, then be sure to contact our experts here at the Royal Wharf Clinic at your soonest convenience. Let’s set up an initial consultation and get you on your way to a vessel-free journey.

AT A GLANCE

BENEFITS

No downtime
Fast procedure
Minimal discomfort
Enhance confidence
Suitable for all skin types

NEED TO KNOW

Spider veins found on the face and leg are predominantly an aesthetic problem. It can seriously affect an individual’s confidence, and prevent them from enjoying the full extent of ‘short’ weather. Spider veins, although mostly harmless, can cause burning, itching, pain, or cramps in some patients. The spider vein laser removal treatment offered at the Royal Wharf Clinic uses modern technology to produce the best effects. We’ve compiled a short list of important notes to take into consideration before going for your treatment: It might feel slightly uncomfortable - the procedure may cause mild discomfort which can be compared to the pinging of an elastic band. There is no need for anaesthetic, although those with hypersensitive skin may be offered a topical anaesthetic to help ease the procedure. You may need multiple sessions - smaller spider veins may disappear immediately after the first session. Larger spider veins, however, may darken over time and take around 1-3 months to completely disappear. As such, multiple treatments may be required 4-6 weeks apart to produce maximum effect. You need to avoid UV rays - using a tanning bed within 3-4 days of your procedure, or being directly exposed to sunlight, can make your skin more prone to blistering.
For us to book you in for a face and leg vessel removal, we’ll first have to assess your condition and determine your eligibility for treatment. We’ll ask for you to attend an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic consultants before scheduling a procedure appointment. During this consultation, we will assess your condition and ask you about your medical history. We recommend you use this time to ask us any questions or concerns you may have surrounding face and leg vessel laser removal.

Once our consultant has approved your eligibility for treatment, we’ll ask you to register your details onto our HIPAA and GDPR-compliant system. This allows us to book you in for your procedure and provides us with your contact details should we need to remind you of an upcoming appointment or routine follow-up. If you’re happy to proceed, we’ll get you booked for your first appointment as soon as possible, and ask you to fill out the appropriate consent forms.
he 3JUVE laser is generally well-tolerated. However, there may be some short-term side effects related to the laser vein treatment, such as:

Localised skin reactions – as the laser heats the affected area, some people may experience redness, itching, or blistering of the skin. We use cooling technologies and precise manoeuvres to prevent this from happening, but unfortunately, we can’t minimise the risk to absolute zero.

Loss of tattoo pigment – the ink pigments in tattoos, particularly darker colours, can absorb the emitted laser rays. This can result in discolouration or partial removal of the tattoo. We will do our best to work around the ink, but cannot guarantee no discolouration will occur.

Some people may not be suitable candidates for face and leg vessel removal using the 3JUVE laser. These include those with;

Active infections – we cannot treat the affected area if you have an active infection around the site. If you do have an ongoing infection or an open lesion, then we advise you to seek prompt treatment and reschedule your appointment to a future date.

Certain medications – medications that increase the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays make the skin more prone to damage from the laser. Additionally, blood thinning medications can result in excess bleeding if the skin breaks. As such, people on the above two medications will be asked to reschedule their appointment once their course of medication is complete, and be advised to seek appropriate help elsewhere if the condition is debilitating.

RECOVERY

Patients may not see any immediate effect until several weeks after their procedure. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired end result. In most cases, downtime is minimal and most people can resume daily activities almost immediately after treatment. Some redness or stinging may persist for a couple of days, but this usually dissipates within several days of the procedure. We advise all of our patients to avoid applying make-up or lotion to the treated area until the signs of redness have disappeared (24 hours), and to avoid direct exposure to sunlight for the first 48 hours.

FAQ

If you have any more questions regarding scar and stretch mark laser treatment in London, then take a look at the following frequently asked questions.
The 3JUVE laser is one of the most advanced medicinal lasers in the industry. It works by firing short pulses of heated laser that target the veins. Some people may describe the sensation as a heated pin prick or ping of an elastic band that does not require an anaesthetic. Our laser has an accompanying cooling system that significantly reduces pain and maximises comfort.
Unfortunately, little can be done to prevent the formation of spider veins. They are caused by a number of environmental and genetic factors. However, certain habits may help, including wearing support stockings, minimising the use of high heels, and not staying sedentary for too long a period.
Smaller face and leg vessels may dissipate immediately following the first session. However, most cases warrant the need for 3-5 sessions to produce maximum effect.
Each treatment session takes around 5-30 minutes depending on the size and location of the spider veins.
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