Results generally last at least a few years and sometimes forever. However, in some cases, they can recur or new veins appear due to the skin’s natural tendency to form these veins. At this point, further treatment can be arranged if necessary to tackle any new veins.
Any potential side effects are generally far less noticeable than the veins. You may experience the following:
- Bruising can occur and fading takes place over weeks or months
- Sometimes patches of pigment remain after treatment
Yes, most clients go straight back to normal activities. There is no need for any dressings.
You will be fully advised of any aftercare requirements at your consultation.
They tend to arrive with age – over 70% of women over 70 have thread veins – and although they can have no apparent cause a tendency to thread veins seems to be an inherited trait.
They can also be associated with hormonal changes and exposure to the sun, wind and cold.