Broken veins, spider veins, cherry angiomas, thread veins; just a few of the many vascular conditions that patients come to the Clinic seeking treatment for. One of the treatments available to you at The Skin to Love Clinic is Veinwave which uses a technique known as thermo-coagulation.
This widely-used technique was developed by leading vascular surgeons; the treatment uses an ultra-fine insulated needle to heat the unwanted vessels in the skin. This then destroys the vein and your body gradually breaks it down and removes it. This technique protects the skin and surrounding tissue whilst allowing your practitioner to accurately apply the treatment to the targeted vessels.
Effective on both the face and the body, this treatment was designed to accompany sclerotherapy to treat smaller veins which sclerotherapy cannot. Veinwave is ideal for treating spider veins, symptoms of rosacea, angioma, telangiectasia and thread veins.
Indications that Veinwave may be right for you:
Our bodies have scavenger cells called macrophages which breakdown and ingest the treated vessels to safely remove them from your body.
In our experience, Veinwave is best to treat individual vessels/veins. There are alternative treatments which can help to reduce general background redness.
We can treat the small, broken red veins on your legs. Veinwave is not suitable to treat large, deep (often blue) veins. We strongly suggest that your first action is to have a doppler scan to see if you have any large, deep veins which are ‘feeding’ the smaller veins you can see on the surface of your skin as you sometimes cannot see deep veins; especially if you have a family history of varicose veins. If your scan shows you have varicose veins, you will need to have these treated first otherwise they are likely to continue pumping blood to the small surface vessels.
Very professional, I felt that I was given the best advice for my skin problem and my treatment delivered the desired result – excellent – Susan
Very welcoming, good advice and aftercare, feel valued and cared about staff knowledgeable and friendly – Margaret
“Delighted, as always by the expertise on offer and the warm and personalised care I receive at Skin2Love. Not to mention my skin looks better than I ever expected!” – Catherine
“Made to feel comfortable, easy, quick and straightforward process to remove spider veins that had been on my nose for years!” – David
“Very thorough. Talking me through the process and managing my expectations. She was also very detailed in her aftercare advice and information.” – Sally
“Excellent consulting session – very thorough, clear, practical and totally non-sales! Thanks – I’ll be back!” – Jill
“Fantastic service. Highly professional. Hugely effective treatments. Excellent supportive team. Very happy to have met you all. Will certainly recommend you to my friends and family and will be coming back for more myself. Thank you x” – Jo
“5 stars” – Chris
“A very relaxed, cheerful experience which runs through from reception to consultation and finally treatment, reassuringly knowledgeable and professional – and it works!” – David
“I was much impressed by the professional yet friendly and relaxed manner with which my treatment was given.” – Fenella
“Left my consultation feeling very confident that I was in professional, expert hands” – Lesley
“Very friendly and approachable staff . Give honest recommendations of the treatments suited to your needs Very happy.” – Barbara
We offer a bespoke approach to treatment, tailored entirely to your needs and desires, therefore the cost of your individual treatment will be confirmed during your consultation following a thorough assessment.
No. of treatments
Dependent on your concern. More than one session may be needed. Some conditions or concerns may require maintenance treatments
Dependent on the size of your treatment area and/or number of lesions you’re having treated. The average session ranges from 10 to 30 minutes. In most cases, we recommend using an anaesthetic cream on the skin for 30 to 60 minutes prior to treatment, which would be applied in-clinic by one of our practitioners to ensure your comfort. It’s worth noting that if a large area requires treatment the patient may require more than one session to cover the entire area
Dependent on your concerns and how quickly your body removes the treated vein. We would usually review you after a month and, with most patients, expect to see some improvement at this time
Redness and/or mild swelling may be seen in the treatment area post procedure. Micro-scabbing may develop in the treatment site and, in general, can last several days. This is not uncommon and is managed well by patients with the use of a tinted moisturiser
Resume usual activities
We usually recommend avoiding extreme temperatures, such as saunas, and being direct sun light, such as being on a hot holiday, immediately post treatment. We’d also advise avoiding exercise for a few days post facial treatment and up to one week if your legs have been treated; full aftercare will be provided prior to treatment
Mild with the use of local anaesthetic cream. Patients liken the sensation to warm pin-pricks
Duration of results
Dependant on concern being treated, however many patients report improvement for years post treatment. As the concerns treated by the Veinwave are usually connected to your circulatory system more than one session may be needed due to the continuous pumping of your blood and some conditions or concerns may require maintenance treatments
Consultation needed prior
We are all individuals therefore results from treatments may vary from person to person, because each person responds differently. Results achieved from the Veinwave treatment will last a different amount of time from person to person, this may even vary between treatments for an individual. Results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information we provide is based on the extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide variety of patients of different ages, genders and is based on an average patient experience.