Treatment – Thread Vein Skin Laser

Thread Vein Skin Laser

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  • Laser therapy is used to treat thread veins less than a millimetre in diameter.
  •  Pulses of  laser at 595 to 600 nm cause the blood in the vein to coagulate and so destroy the vessel. The vessel contents are then gradually degraded and the veins cleared

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  • The process takes 3 to 4 months work. Initially the skin can occur erythematous and reddened. These clears within in 24 hours leaving a residual darkened purplish hue to the veins. After 3 weeks this has also cleared and the vessel appears as it did pre procedure which is often disconcerting. Between 6 and 12 week post procedure the vessel will begin to clear.
  • This treatment is rarely available on the NHS.

FOR A FACT SHEET ON THREAD VEIN SKIN LASER THERAPY SEE OUR FAQ SECTION

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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

Contact

Wellington Hospital
34 Circus Road
London
NW8 9SG

020 7722 7370

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