As we say goodbye to the lovely, golden brown suntans that we have been blessed with over the summer months. We are forced (unfortunately) to withstand the cold brisk temperatures of this great country. Scarves, hats, gloves, jacket at the ready – it’s now time to embrace hibernation mode.
Being a cosmetic practice that specialises in laser treatment, the autumn and winter months are actually quite positive. As laser treatment is not possible to be provided when a patient has a suntan or is going to be exposed to the sun, these months are absolutely perfect to embark in the treatment of some of our main indications.
The treatment for redness
Whether this is thread veins or the early signs of rosacea, we are able to effectively treat vascular abnormalities without the concern of over exposure, to the sun’s harmful rays. Patients can run the risk of pigmentation issues when having treatment in the summer months, but during the autumn and winter, it is very safe time to embark on treatment such as this.
What does the treatment entail?
To administer a treatment to target the redness on the face or legs, we can use one of two different technologies. The gold standard procedure to treat redness is something called a pulsed Dye laser. Relatively simple procedure, where the handpiece is placed over the area of concern, and then the laser energy is applied to the red area on the face or body.
Depending upon the extent of the indication, a patient may require a course of treatments for optimum results. At PHI, we recommend a course of 4 to 6 pulsed dye laser treatments over period of 3 to 4 week intervals.
Over the period of the next four months, the patient can safely receive treatment minimising the risk of adverse reactions.
As you may be aware, redness or thread veins can start very small and it will continue to grow unless it gets treated. Our advice for any patient that is considering treatment for early signs or red veins is to always treat thread veins as soon as possible!
If you would like to find out more information, then please contact us on 020 7034 5999. Or speak with your existing practitioner about arranging a consultation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the clinic soon!