Frequently Asked Questions
- Does it hurt?
- How long does a treatment last?
- How many treatments would I need to have?
- Are there any side-effects to treatments?
The glass filter in contact with your skin is pre-cooled, which minimises discomfort.
However, there is some discomfort experienced during each flash of the Laser/IPL likened to the sensation of an elastic band being snapped against the skin.
This sensation is brief, and the treated skin is immediately cooled, which removes any feelings of discomfort.
An average treatment would take 10-15 minutes to complete. Larger areas i.e. leg veins may take longer.
Usually 3-4 treatments are necessary to get good results,
but occasionally more are necessary.
There should be some improvement after each treatment, so you can stop when you are happy.
However, the appearance of the treated veins may improve
for up to a year after the initial course.
There can be transient reddening of the skin immediately after treatment, which settles with cooling.
The target areas ie sun damage/pigment/veins will darken initially, then resolve over the next 2 weeks, when improvement will be noted.
This is a heat process, so every effort is made to avoid
thermal damage, but this is possible occasionally.
Treatments usually take place about 4-6 weeks apart. It is essential with Laser/IPL treatment that the skin is untanned during the period of treatment.