Laser Vascular

Laser Vascular

Have you come across tiny, spider-like veins on your face, maybe across your cheeks or around the nose, known also as broken capillaries. Have you been told or do you think you may have a condition called rosacea. Laser vascular treatment, also known as laser vein therapy or laser vein removal, is a non-invasive and most effective and affordable way of dealing with these concerns. 

Helping to combat these concerns can be life changing for our patients and impact your self confidence.

We are very proud to be registered with The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) as a private hospital providing laser treatments.

To ensure maximum standard of patient care, our laser treatments are only ever carried out by our experienced and highly qualified team who receive extensive training from industry experts. Our lead laser practitioner Chloe being one of the most highly trained and experience in Wales.

Laser Vascular Introduction

Vascular disorders ( as they are medically described) such as thread veins (often called spider veins), cherry spots, and broken capillaries, either red or bluish in colour are a common theme.

Areas commonly affected are the face, neck, chest and lower extremities such as the legs, ankles and feet. Rosacea affects the face, typically on the cheeks and bridge of the nose.

Additionally, we are registered and inspected by the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), as required by law in Wales for any facility offering laser or IPL hair removal. Ensuring the highest standards of safety and care for our patients,

It works by utilising focused beams of light to target the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, causing them to coagulate and collapse. Over time, the body naturally absorbs and eliminates the damaged vessels, resulting in clearer and smoother skin. Laser vascular treatment is commonly used on the face and legs, areas prone to visible vascular issues. While multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, the procedure is generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort and downtime. It offers individuals a safe and effective solution for improving the appearance of vascular lesions, enhancing their confidence and self-esteem.

Skin Conditions Laser Vascular Can Treat

Laser Vascular can treat the following conditions:

  • Thread veins
  • Spider veins 
  • Cherry or blood spots are conditions where small veins become visible on the skin’s surface 
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
Laser Vascular - The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic
The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic - Laser Vascular

Laser Vascular Treatment Process

Before commencing on your laser vascular removal journey you need a compulsory consultation and patch test. This is a legal requirement and forms part of our registration with HIW. During this appointment a full medical history will be taken and discussed to ensure there are no reasons why you can’t proceed with your laser vascular removal treatment. 

Discussing what laser is, how it works, how we perform the treatment on area/s, overall expectations, results, safety, aftercare and risks, pricing, what to expect after treatment and maintenance sessions. Giving advice on holidays tanning and shaving,and possible treatment intervals.

Once your laser specialist is happy you are suitable for treatment and you fully understand the process a few shots of the laser will be done in the area you wish to have treated.

You will be booked in after 48 hours for your first full treatment.

At your first full session a quick recap of consultation is given.

Specialised eyewear will be given and  ice or cooling used on some patients depending on colouring of area and pain management. This is based on the laser expert Micheal Murphy Method.

Pre-cooling, during and post cooling is most commonly used on the face. Skin types two and above, as these skin types are more prone to natural skin discolouration. The ice will reduce the heat felt by the patient whilst staying at the regular setting achieving a more consistent overall result.

The full session is then performed. 

After the session Aloe Vera is applied and a recap of at home aftercare along with booking in your next session.

Laser Vascular ViDeo

laser vascular before and after

We have plenty of Laser Vascular experience. Please view the before and after pictures below to see how this treatment can help.

Laser Vascular - Before & After

Before & After

Before: In the “before” image, the nose area shows visible signs of vascular issues, such as broken capillaries, redness, and spider veins. These imperfections can make the skin appear uneven and can be difficult to conceal with makeup, affecting one’s self-esteem and overall facial appearance.

After: The “after” image demonstrates the significant improvements following laser vascular treatment around the nose. The skin appears clearer, with a noticeable reduction in redness and the disappearance of visible veins. The nose looks more even-toned and smooth, enhancing the natural beauty of the face.

Laser Vascular - Before & After

Before & After

Before: In the “before” image, the cheek area may display signs of vascular concerns, including rosacea, visible blood vessels, and persistent redness. These skin issues can lead to an uneven complexion and may detract from the overall facial aesthetic.

After: The “after” image highlights the remarkable changes following laser vascular treatment on the cheeks. The skin looks significantly clearer, with reduced redness and the elimination of visible blood vessels. The cheeks have a more even tone and smooth texture, contributing to a healthier and more vibrant appearance.

Laser Vascular FAQ's

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How Does Thread Vein Removal Work?

Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots are conditions where small veins become visible on the skin’s surface.

During treatment by laser and light systems, energy is absorbed by the blood vessels that make up these imperfections. This absorption process breaks down the vessel walls, and following an effective treatment the body recognises these broken vessels as waste and removes them from the skin naturally.

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Does Thread Vein Removal Hurt?

It is a very well tolerated treatment, patients describe it as an elastic band flick, it lasts seconds.

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How Long Does Laser Vascular Treatment Take?

Each treatment is different depending on the area being treated but on average between 15-30 minutes.

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Are There Any Side Effects?

If a large area is treated there can some times be a small amount of redness visible for a little while after and the area can feel a little warm.

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Is There Any Aftercare Needed?
  • A cold flannel can be used if the area is warm.
  • Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medication for 7 days after treatment this is to ensure the treatment is as successful as possible.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for at leat two hours before and after treatment.
  • Try to avoid using make up for the rest of the day unless it is our JI mineral based make up
  • Do not use harsh skincare products for two days after treatment.
  • Avoid tanning beds or sunbathing for at least 7 days after treatment.
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What Is The Cost Of Laser Vascular Treatment?

Sessions start at £70 for an area.