I recently posted a picture on my social media platforms of a before and after of a vessel on the nose, within 24 hours I had over 12 enquiries all asking for more information.  I thought it would make sense to do my next blog on vessels, I can then send everyone to this blog and hopefully it will answer all questions.

Although, I do love questions so if there is anything I have missed please feel free to ask me. Plus I haven’t written a blog since June so thought id better get back to writing them.

Ok, so here goes….

How does the treatment work?
Light energy is applied to the skin where it is readily absorbed by the blood vessels, heating them to a point where they either collapse instantly or are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.

What types of veins can be treated?
Most red skin lesions, including facial thread veins, rosacea, spider naevi, cherry angioma and port wine stains, can be treated very successfully using IPL. Depending on the lesions, leg vessels can also respond well to treatment however this is discussed during a free consultation.

How is the treatment carried out?
The light block is placed on the skin, a very light pressure over the vessel and a short pulse of light is released. Depending on how many vessels you have the applicator is moved over the area of vessels and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. During treatment, protective eye wear will be provided for us both to wear.

Am I suitable for the treatment??
Treatment is suitable for most people. Best results are obtained for those with fair skin, and there is less changes of side effects.

This moves on nicely to; Are there any side effects?
After treatment the area may feel warm for a few hours. Rarely, some delicate skin areas such as the cheeks or décolleté can be red and slightly swollen for up to 48 hours. Though very rare, there is a chance of blistering and there could be a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

Everyone wants to know what the treatment feels like; it’s the unknown that initially makes people feel a little nervous about going ahead with the treatment. So, how does the treatment feel?
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable and the procedure is actually very quick. Sensations vary but most describe it as like a warm elastic band ping.

How long does the treatment take?
Treatments typically take from 15-45 minutes, depending on the type  and size of lesion.

How many treatments are necessary?
Typically 3 to 5 treatments are needed for optimum results, though small lesions may clear in just a single session (gone in a flash) Repeat treatments are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks.

What is the consultation procedure?
Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

What is a patch test?
A patch test is a great way for us to test the vessel and the skin. It ensures that there will be no reaction when we come to do our first treatment. We always patch test the lesion in question and some amazing results are seen after just a patch test.  A patch test will cost £45 however this will come off of your first session cost and prices start from £75 per treatment.

It is recommended that you book two appointments, one for the initial consultation and patch test and then one for your first session at least one week later.

I think I have covered the most common questions, however if there is anything I have missed please message and ask me.

Vessels are one of my favourite treatments… why? They can literally disappear within a flash, so if you have any facial concerns such as flushing (rosacea), thread veins and red spots please be assured that in just a few quick and easy treatments the results can be life changing.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lots of love

Amy… The vessel loving queen X