Thread Veins

Hear at My Body Essentials we are pleased to have 2 different ways of dealing with thread veins.  There is the long standing IPL and now, we have Thermavein®.  IPL treatments are effective, but you will need several sessions to clear veins, Thermavein® is instant, however, large veins may need 2 to 3 sessions.  Small thread veins disappear instantly.

Thread Vein Removal using Thermavein®

My Body Essentials are now fully trained and authorized to use the very latest available thread vein removal technology ThermaVein®.  Using this very different technique to our alternative IPL vein treatment, there is no downtime for our clients who can walk out of the treatment and back into their lives virtually unaffected.

Leg veins before treatment

Leg veins before treatment

Leg veins after 1 session

Leg veins after 1 session

ThermaVein® –  Expect instant results!!

With a ThermaVein® treatment the results are immediately visual, it is easily noticed that the veins disappear as they are touched with the pen.  This leads to a real “Wow!” response the first time you look in a mirror following treatment.  For most clients just one session is required depending on the extent of their condition.  It would be unusual for a client to require more than 3 sessions (on one area) as the treatment is very effective. In many cases once removed, the visible signs of small thread veins will not recur.

After Treatment

After Treatment

Pre Treatment

Pre Treatment

A typical facial treatment should take no more than 15 minutes.  Immediately after this time the client will see a significant improvement if not a total eradication of visible spider/thread veins. It is safe to use on all skin types from 1 to 6 on the Fitzpatrick Scale (White European to Afro Caribbean).  if we have any concerns a discreet patch test would be carried out first.

Depending on the size and length of the vein being treated, small areas can occasionally show scratch like symptoms (similar to a cat scratch) which will disperse over 2 to 3 weeks. Larger treated areas can become quite warm whilst bathing during the following 24 hours so you should reduce the heat of the water slightly for this.  There is no downtime and there will be no scarring – many people go back to work or normal routine immediately after treatment.

There are a wide range of underlying causes to the condition also known as Telangiectasia, which may lead to new areas developing over time.  If this happens a top up treatment will clear the condition.  If there are concerns of recurrence, we generally advise a review of your condition 8 weeks after the treatment and a yearly review can stop any new areas developing further.

When not to treat.

VeinWave (7)We would strongly advise against treating anybody who is aware they are pregnant.  In addition, we advise to avoid treating clients who have epilepsy, due to head contact rather than the treatment itself.  Also anyone who has recently applied false tan.  This point does not apply to sunbeds or people who have been in the sun.

This procedure is generally easily tolerated, with most clients feeling a little sensation which is similar to a hair being plucked.  With ThermaVein® any sensation felt by the client during treatment will subside as soon as treatment stops.

After Treatment

After Treatment

Pre Treatment

Pre Treatment

Unlike other treatments, such as Laser or IPL, there are no known side effects.  In rare cases you may suffer light bruising or slight swelling, this is temporary and a cold pack may help to reduce this.  In addition, there is no requirement to avoid sunlight as with other vein treatments, although we do recommend at least an SPF 30 sun protector as general skin care advice.

We are unable to classify ThermaVein® treatment as pain-free as different individuals have varying tolerance levels. We are regularly told from clients that they hardly feel a thing to the extent that many are unsure when the treatment has started.  This compares favourably to other treatment methods which can be quite painful and also damaging to the surrounding area.  We are well aware that many alternative treatments can leave clients in substantial discomfort for prolonged periods of time.

After Treatment

After Treatment

Pre Treatment

Pre Treatment

How do I get Started

You need to come and see us for your free consultation and Skin Analysis.  At the consultation we will explain how everything works, what it means for you, the treatment protocol, and discuss pricing.  If you are in agreement to continue with treatment, we can start treatments immediately.

Treatment Protocol

  • The area is cleansed and sterilised.
  • Whilst stretching out the skin the pen is touched to the vein and a Radio Frequency current applied.
  • B5 Hydrating solution and/or SPF to soothe the area

 

Thermavein® Thread Vein Removal

 
Taster Session £60
5 Mins £80
10 Mins £100
15 Mins £135
20 Mins £150
30 Mins £200

 

Thread Vein Removal using IPL

My Body Essentials can safely remove facial thread veins using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).  Using the Forma TK and Forma Light machines our IPL/Laser thread/spider vein removal sessions are virtually pain-free, but may be a little uncomfortable.  We treat many faces but will consider veins on legs, however these are a little more tricky as the vein is generally set deeper in the skin.  We can safely treat skin types 1 to 5 on the Fitzpatrick Scale (White European to Asian).  Unfortunately we cannot treat skin type 6 (Afro Caribbean).

threadveinsWe have been removing thread veins in the Peterborough area for over six years now and have gained plenty of experience with thread vein removal.  We have a large client base including extensive experience of safely treating darker skin types.

You will need around 3 to 5 sessions, spaced at least 3 weeks apart.  Light travels into the skin, cauterising the leaking vein, causing the leak to stop thus reducing redness.  The blood coagulates and the body’s natural waste system will take it away.

Right from session 1 you will notice an improvement.  Redness will reduce, as will the number of veins that are visible.  There is a chance that your body will produce more veins over time as they can be hereditary.  The usual suspects are sun, alcohol,  and Roascea.thread vein imp

How do I get started?

You need to come and see us for your free consultation and Skin Analysis.  At the consultation we will explain how the treatment works, what it means for you, the treatment protocol, and discuss pricing.  If you are in agreement to continue with treatment we will carry out a patch test for you.  The patch test will be somewhere unobtrusive, but near to the area to be treated.  The patch test must be left for at least 24 hours.  If we are satisfied that your skin is suitable and can deal with IPL and the products needed at treatment then your treatment programme can begin.  If you decide to go ahead and have a patch test then we will require your first treatment fee at that time (this is refundable in the unlikely event that the patch test results prove your skin to be incompatible with treatments).  At your second and subsequent appointments, you just pay for each appointment as you have them.

Treatment Protocol

IPL thread vein removal is a fairly simple procedure.

  • The area is cleansed and any make up, deodorants or cleansing residue removed.
  • A cooling IPL Gel is applied in order to protect the skin.
  • IPL light is given. This may be uncomfortable but not painful.
  • Aloe Vera is applied to soothe the area and on exposed areas SPF 30+ sun protection is also used.

Sun exposure is not advisable whilst undergoing IPL vein removal as this may cause the skin to hyperpigment.  It could also effect how the IPL reacts on your skin.  On facial and exposed areas a high quality broad spectrum SPF 30+  is a must between sessions.  We have a range of quality moisturising SPF 30+ products available for purchase if you wish.  It is important to schedule a course of treatments with summer weather and your sunshine holiday in mind.  Tanned skin cannot be treated as it may cause hyper-pigmentation and extreme discomfort so under these circumstances we will refuse your treatment until such time that your tan has faded.  The effect of missing sessions is that some damaged veins may start to repair before they have been effectively treated and you will require more sessions.

IPL/Laser Hair Removal

Forma TK

 

Prices

We believe that our price list reflects the quality and safety of treatments that we offer.  If for any reason your requirements are not listed, then please contact us for a quote.  The price list is cost per session.

IPL Pigment  / Thread Vein Removal

 
Nose £45
Cheeks £55
Full Face £100
Half Face £75
Legs (POA) POA
Single Shot POA