What are thread veins and how are they caused?
Thread veins are unsightly small vessels just under the service of the skin. There are many different causes such as pressure, trauma, weight gain, pregnancy and excessive standing for long periods.
What is the method used to treat thread veins?
LVT is the method. A medical procedure, it is the safest and most successful available for the removal/improvement of thread veins.
How long does it take?
Each procedure depending on the area of the body being treated will take approximately between 30-60 minutes.
How many treatments will I require?
This is completely dependant on the patient and the extent of the thread veins. However the majority of clients require a minimum of 3 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart.
What are the possible side effects?
Localised redness, swelling and itching can occur these are mostly cleared within 24-48hrs and eased with an anti histamine. Pressure tights must be worn for a week post treatment during the day.
How do I know my Practitioner is safe?
LVT is a prescription only medicine and will only ever be administered following a stringent consultation and health check. Always choose a qualified advanced Nurse Practitioner, Doctor or Dentist who has a minimum of 5 years working in the field of aesthetics to perform this, or any aesthetic cosmetic procedure.