For treating and reducing blood spots & visible facial and upper body capillaries.
Blood Spots (Campbell de Morgans and Cherry Angiomas)
These are bright red vascular blemishes which lie just under the surface of the skin. They are dome shaped or slightly raised and are frequently found on the midriff, back or front but also on the face. Most people aged over 30 have at least one and they are even more common in men than women. some people have dozens. They are usually approximately 2mm in size but can be smaller or as large as a thumb nail. The larger they become the more raised from the surface of the skin they appear.
Spider Naevi (Telangiectasia Angioma)
These are centrally dilated blood vessels with smaller capillaries radiating from the body. They can be found in isolation or develop together on areas such as the cheeks. They often develop in adult life but children can be prone to them through play/sporting injuries.
Facial Thread Veins (Telangiectasia)
Thread veins are extremely common and mostly affect the cheekbones, lower cheeks & around the nose. They are not actually broken capillaries but rather permanently dilated capillaries. They have very thin walls which constantly dilate and constrict and as we age, these vessels lose their elasticity, can become permanently dilated and therefore noticeable to the naked eye.
What are Cosmetic Blemish Treatments?
They are advanced aesthetic treatments which treat, reduce and remove unwanted & unsightly vascular & fibrous blemishes from the face & upper body.
Why have I got these blemishes?
Over the years we have dealt with hundreds of clients including ultra-healthy, non-smoking, teetotal with absolutely no health complaints and yet it’s still a very rare person who doesn’t have at least one of these blemishes. What we would say is that we don’t expect you to live in a bubble, but there is a list of reasons that we do know helps them along:
Ageing, Alcohol, Air Conditioning, Allergies, Birth Marks, Central Heating, Childbirth, Circulatory Disorders, Constipation, Diabetes, Diet, Exfoliation, Fragile Skin, Health Problems, Hereditary, Hormones, High/Low Blood Pressure, Medication, No Reason at All, Physical Trauma, Pregnancy, Respiratory Conditions, Rosacea, Scar Tissue, Sensitivity, Spectacle Wearing, Smoking, Sports, Squeezing Skin, Temperature Extremes,
UV Light, X Rays.
So … life then!
How much can you do in a session?
This is very much dependent on the severity of the problem. It is also dependent on the location of the blemish(es) sensitivity & reaction of the skin. We always try to get a happy medium between complete everything in one sitting & never treating to the detriment of the skin. The most commonly asked for appointment is 30 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Well, it’s not a pampering facial treatment, but it’s also not the worst thing ever. Clients tend to describe it as ‘hot pinpricks’ The majority of clients are absolutely fine.
I have lots of broken facial veins, what will I look like afterwards?
Your face may feel hot & ‘windburnt’ The area treated will be slightly swollen & flushed. Our cooling aftercare gel helps with this.
Will I need repeat appointments?
If for instance, you have a lot of broken facial veins it is simply not possible (or client/skin friendly) to treat them all in one sitting. In this case we simply rebook another appointment for you when appropriate.
I am on medication. Can I have treatment?
This will be covered when you complete your medical questionnaire on your first appointment. Some medications are ‘contra-indicated’ to this treatment but this is rare.
I am diabetic. Can I have treatment?
Unfortunately, insulin dependent diabetic clients will need a letter of approval from either their diabetic nurse or GP before treatment can start. We can supply a template for you.
I am pregnant. Can I have treatment?
Congratulations! We don’t recommend any treatment for the first 3 months of your pregnancy. After that, fibrous blemishes can be removed (neck upwards) but we tend not to treat anything vascular. As the blood volume within the body increases so much during pregnancy broken capillaries (red/thread veins) are incredibly common. But, these usually subside back to normal shortly after the birth.
Will I be left with any marks?
Not once healed, which for some treatments/individuals can take several weeks.
But we do require you to follow aftercare instructions.
Can I wear makeup afterwards?
Please don’t for the first 24-48hrs. After that – absolutely! But only pure Mineral Makeup please.
What about aftercare?
Please do not touch the treated area! During the first 24 hours and only if necessary, the area may be gently cleansed. Pat the area dry with paper tissues, do not rub with a towel. Apply any recommended aftercare products as advised.
As the area starts to heal, crusting will appear thereby sealing the skin & preventing infection. These crusts must not be picked off, the skin must be kept clean and dry until they fall off in their own time. After showering please gently pat the area dry.
For thread veins and blood spot treatments, please avoid activities which cause sweating or dilation of the capillaries such as heat, exercise, hot foods or excessive alcohol.
Please avoid these at all costs until the healing process is complete – sunbeds, saunas, jacuzzis, steam treatments, hot baths, hot showers, facial treatments, makeup, perfumed skin care, glycolic products, fake tan. Avoid restricted clothing over treated body areas. Please follow your electrologists recommendations for your treatment plan and aftercare.
Over visible areas that have started to heal sunblock should be worn.We stock AlumierMD SPF’s which are physical broad spectrum blocks (no chemicals) If makeup must be worn, we recommend mineral makeup.
I’m going into the sun soon afterwards. Can I still have treatment?
Removal of any fibrous blemishes? Yes, as long as you use broad spectrum sunscreen over the treated area. For vascular blemishes it’s best to wait until you get back. We also highly recommend using a good sunblock over the treated areas.
Do you treat men, women and children?
Men, absolutely. Women, absolutely.
Children – under 16’s can be treated but we need their parent/guardian to sign their paperwork and accompany them throughout their appointments.
What does it cost?