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A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The Ellipse operator guides the visible light from the fl ash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment.

The unique Ellipse 12PL+ system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct characteristics (wavelengths) is allowed to reach your skin.

Face Veins   
Nose Area£90.00£135.00£45.00
Nose and Cheeks £180.00£270.00£90.00
Leg Veins   


£25.00 each per treatment
(Any additional ones on the same session will be £5.00 extra.)

£690.00 (6 month treatment plan)

Package includes:
  • Prescriptive skin care - AHA Cleanser and Barrier Repair cream
  • 6 IPL treatments
  • 6 Prescriptive facials
  • FREE 1/2 hour make-up demo with bare minerals.

Thread Vein/Vascular Lesions

Remove many types of vascular lesions such as telangiectasias, hemangiomas and Port Wine Stains

A large number of men and women all over the world suffer from disorders of the blood vessels (vascular lesions). These can be of various types, from small telangiectasias (sometimes called spider veins or broken veins) to large Port Wine Stains.

Ellipse IPL is Clinically proven, safe and effective - As used by The Laser Clinic

Some lesions are present from birth, while others develop with age, or as the result of environmental damage (such as sun exposure). Regardless of the size of the lesion, they can cause psychological trauma so strong that patients seek professional help to remove them. Historically they have been covered with make up, while surgery has been limited to the larger vessels on the legs. Sclerotherapy has also been used successfully to treat vascular lesions on the legs. Ellipse offers a clinically proven and effective treatment to remove many vascular lesions, either on its own or as a follow up treatment to sclerotherapy.

How does the Ellipse I²PL treatment work?

The Ellipse I²PL treatment works by directing well controlled pulses of light into the upper skin. The light is absorbed by one of the body’s own natural substances – haemoglobin – contained in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the walls of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body’s own defence mechanism. The method of converting light to heat and using it to destroy the target without damaging the surrounding tissue is called “Selective Photothermolysis”.

The visible light produced by the Ellipse I²PL system is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the vessel. Best results are obtained on patients who have light to medium skin.

How does the Ellipse IPL treatment work when treating Facial Thread Veins?

The light is attracted to the oxy-haemoglobin in the blood. As the light is absorbed by the blood in the vessels a heat reaction is caused which coagulates the blood and destroys protein in the wall of the vessel. The vessel then breaks down and the debris is removed by the body’s natural waste disposal system.

Slight redness is seen immediately the treatment and this will disappear in 1-2 hours or in some cases a few days. A blurring of the vessel is often apparent after treatment, normally followed by a variable degree of swelling. The swelling may last up to 4 days and may appear puffy, particularly around the eyes. These are all signs of inflammation and are an indication of successful treatment.

The client can use 100% Aloe Vera gel at home for the next few days to reduce any continuing redness. It is also recommended to avoid direct sun exposure for 30-60 days post and prior to treatments. On average 2-4 treatments with 4 week intervals are needed for the best results.

The Laser Clinic Limited, 2-4 Boothferry Road, Hull, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 9AY
T. 01482 642013 E.

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