Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for treating smaller varicose veins and spider veins on the body. Laser is the gold standard for sider veins on your face.
Spider veins or thread veins are smaller than varicose veins. They are usually red or a pale purple and look like tree branches or spider webs. Normally found on the legs or face.
What is Sclerotherapy? A medical solution is injected into your veins, a painless procedure. This solution causes the vein walls to swell, stick together and seal shut. This stops the flow of blood and the vein turns into scar tissue, eventually fading after a few weeks. Sometimes repeated treatments are required, but normally one treatment can get great results.
After treatment: Your veins can look worse initially because of the medicine used, just like mosquito bites! These will disappear. Unless you have one or two small veins to be treated you will need to wear "gradient compression stockings" to ensure continues blood flow and prevent more spider veins developing due to blood stagnating.
Recommended frequency of treatments: 1 -3 sessions about 6 - 8 weeks apart. Spider veins should typically disappear but this depends on the size, location and the number of spider veins involved. The treatment can be permanent, but sometimes they can return.
Causes of Spider veins and small varicose veins. Family history, sitting or standing for too long, overweight or obesity, pregnancy, age (older woman are more affected, use of hormonal birth control or menopausal hormone therapy, some medical conditions.
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Spider veins or thread veins are very fine broken veins that appear like tree branches or spider webs. Facial spider veins are traditionally treated with IPL laser or electrolysis. Thermavein is a safe, fast and effective alternative with minimal downtime and minimal skin damage. The medical term is telangiectasia.
How does it work?
Thermavain delivers a low current of 4Mhz through an insulated probe. The pressure pushes the blood out of the vein and the heat gentle heat generated causes the vein walls to seal. The vein becomes non functional and after 3-10 days the body absorbs it permanently.
The vein will appear purple initially before it fades and then disappears. Sometimes the area can feel slightly itchy the following day.
Thermavein is CE complaint as a medical device and it is supported by clinical trails.
What causes spider veins?
Trauma, hormonal changes (eg, pregnancy), some medications, some medical conditions ( inflammatory), stress, family history, some skin conditions ( Rosacea) and prolonged pressure on the area can cause spider veins or telangiectasia.
The treatment is permanent, however further damage, hormonal changes or some medical and skin conditions if untreated will cause new broken veins to appear.
A good example is someone who suffers from Hayfever. When they are most affected by the hayfever they are constantly sneezing and wiping or rubbing their nose. The constant rubbing & pressure from sneezing causes the veins to develop. So clients with hayfever may require treatment annually.
Warts and Skin Tags
The 4Mhz current generated by Thermavein can sterilise the virus in a wart or verrucca killing the virus and thus the wart to turn black and fall off after 3- 10 days depending on the size.
Skin tags are removed by using the low 4Mhz current to gently separate the skin tag from the underlying skin. the skin tag slowly dies and falls off after 3-10 days with no scarring underneath. As safer and faster alternative to ILP laser therapy.
Dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be dissolved using an reversal drug called Hyaluronidase.
*Only medically trained prescribers can prescribe this reversal drug and administer the treatment.*
A consultation is very important to discuss the treatment and aftercare.
Why dissolve lip filler? We dissolve lip filler on rare occasions whena blood vessels has been compromised either by the filler itself or due to severe swelling. The process can be immediate. on more frequent occasions we dissolve or correct filler because people are unhappy with treatment results or they have had repeated treatments and to achieve the best results we need to remove the filler and then retreat the lip. The end results are more desirable.
When the filler is dissolved, the lip can not be treated for 2 weeks as the reversal drug Hyaluronidase is active for 2 weeks and can therefore dissolve any new injected filler.
Jaw, head or neck pain is sometimes caused by the jaw joint and its associated muscles. Headaches, tightness in the jaw, pain, limited opening of your mouth, clicks and noises can be signs of jaw clenching and grinding.
Some of the muscles involved can give the appearance of a square or enlarged jaw due to the excessive tension.
Mouth guards can be made to help alleviate some of the symptoms. However if Splint Therapy is unsuccessful the muscles can treated with muscle relaxing injections using Botulinum Toxin. The most commonly known neurotoxin is Botox.
The neurotoxin is injected into the affected muscle to reduce the tension that the muscle can generate. As the muscle tension subsides, the symptoms can reduce and sometimes even go away.
When muscles are under prolonged tension they become enlarged, hypertrophy of the muscle. As the tension is reduced the muscle reduces in size resulting in slimming of the jaw line.Jaw Slimming!
The treatment is relatively quick and painless. The results can last 6-12 months depending on the severity and degree of tension to be treated. Repeat treatments are required for continued results. I also recommend wearing a splint at night to help protect your teeth.
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The Nefertiti lift is a non invasive cosmetic procedure to tighten the muscles in the lower part of your face, jaw and neck muscles using neuro-modulators like Botox or Azzalure.
The Nefertiti gets it's name from the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti who was revered for her elongated smooth thin neck.
What is it? The Nefertiti Lift targets the platysmal band of muscles that run vertically from the bottom of your jawline to your collarbone.
Procedure: Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle bands to temporarily block the nerve so that your muscle doesn't contract. Muscle contractions can cause wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Benefits: It reduces fine lines around the lower part of the face and neck. It smoothens dimpled chins and can erase or reduce moderate folds of skin or sagging of the lower face. Even asymmetry of the lower face. Create a more defined jawline and remove fine lines on the neck.
It is a highly effective treatment. A consultation is required. Interested?