There are a number of different types of vascular lesions; such as telangiectasias (broken thread veins), spider naevi (blood spots), port wine stains and rosacea. At River aesthetics we can treat these vascular irregularities with the M22 laser machine. Your skin is safe in our hands.
Thread veins caused by dilated and enlarged blood vessels can appear on the legs, body and face. They can appear red or purple in colour. Thread veins “spider veins” can appear as a cluster with different branches coming out of a central point, like the legs of a spider.
IPL can be used to quickly and effectively remove thread veins non-invasively. It usually takes 2-4 sessions to fully treat unwanted veins.
The target chromophore for vascular treatments is haemoglobin (blood). The IPL beam penetrates the vascular target vessel and it energy heats up and coagulates the blood inside the vessel damaging the lining of the vessel which goes into spasm and/or collapses, seals and later dissolves.
Veins can appear slightly more prominent after treatment but there are no other associated side effects and you can return to normal activities immediately.
IPL light can be used to destroy the visible blood vessels, which make the skin appear red. These vessels are then reabsorbed into the body. IPL also stimulates new collagen production which is thought to have a benefit for those suffering from rosacea.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by skin redness and broken capillaries. It is most common on the cheeks, nose and chin. Acne rosacea is rosacea accompanied by small red spots or bumps. Some people suffer from “persistent” rosacea which means it is continually present, while others suffer from a form known as “transient” which means it comes and goes.
There are many factors that can trigger or contribute to rosacea. These include, but are not limited to, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, stress, sun exposure and certain foods such as dairy and spicy food.
Noticeable improvements can be made with this treatment however it is important to remember that as rosacea is a recurring condition, regular treatments may be required in order to keep it under control.
You can see an instant improvement however optimum improvements from each session will show at 4 weeks.
Results may vary from person to person
30 - 60 minutes
Dependant on person