One of my favourite treatments to do is red vein removal on the face and neck.
Many people don’t realise first of all that it can be done at all and secondly how quick and easy it is.
I have put together the top red vein removal FAQ’s I get asked below. I hope you find it helpful.
What is it called – how do I find it on your menu?
Red vein removal, broken capillary treatment, short wave diathermy, electrodessication, cauterisation of broken veins. All the same thing 🙂 On our treatment list you will see it listed as short wave diathermy or red vein treatment.
Is it just for face?
I do work only on the visible veins on face and neck, sometimes upper chest. On the lower body the treatment is not as effective.
How long does it take?
It takes just seconds to treat a tiny capillary, up to a minute of treatment for a large spider vein. You can have just one large lesion treated or multiple capillaries in the same session. I treat up to 15 minutes in a single session which will allow for treating 20-30 capillaries depending on size. Each session is tailored for your own skin’s needs, tolerance level and sensitivities.
How many treatments will I need?
Tiny capillaries will disappear after one treatment in most cases. medium to larger ones will need 2-3 treatments. Fading of all size capillaries is achieved from the first treatment. Few people need more than 3 sessions taken in the space of 3-6 months. This is based on having an average distribution of visible capillaries on the nose and cheek area.
Are there any contraindications?
As always, there are some. You will be restricted if you have diabetes, are taking certain medications such as blood thinners or have undergone certain surgeries. We take a full consultation to determine suitability prior to treatment.
Can any other skin irregularities be treated in the same way?
Yes, this technology can be used in the same manner on lots of different types of benign skin lesions from milia to skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia and round red ‘hot spots’ to name a few.