IPL treatment for small spider veins destroys capillaries and excess blood that has leaked into the skin. Because the pulses of light are controlled and precise, they can treat the spider veins successfully without affecting surrounding tissue. The pulses of light emit heat that selectively damages or destroys abnormal veins. Eventually, the treated veins are absorbed by the body and disappear.
Unlike laser treatment, IPL treatment is appropriate for treating veins that are slightly deeper in the skin. The results of IPL treatment last for approximately a year or longer. A total of 2 to 4 treatments are typically required in order to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments required depends on the size and quantity of the veins. Generally, people with fair skin have the best results with IPL treatment, while those with darker skin often do no respond well to IPL treatment.
Using a specific wavelength of light,
delivers a precise amount of light deep within the skin through a series of gentle pulses. The light can be directed at specific spots of concern and many patients can expect improvement of an acne spot within 24 hours.
The light also increases the production of collagen and is absorbed by discolored pigment in the skin. The discoloration, if you have it, is broken into particles that are either removed by the body’s natural immune system or sloughed off the surface of the skin.
Pigmented spots will darken and eventually flake off, however, they will not be noticeable nor should they affect your work or social schedule. Patients with no brown, red or dark pigmented spots will not experience this type of flaking.
While most superficial spider veins on the face require 1-2 treatments, ultimately the number and length of treatments required will depend on the size, location and depth of the veins needing treatment.