With the thread vein treatment the light is attracted to the target chromophore 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
Which type of client can be treated?
We can only treat clients of skin types 1-3. It is important that the client avoids sun exposure 30-60 days prior to treatment. Sun exposure can increase the risk of pain or burns from excessive light absorption un the epidermis. If the client has a sun tan it may be better to wait until the colour reduces to achieve the best results. The Ellipse has pre programmed treatment suggestions for different skin types.
How does treatment work?
The treatment procedure is as follows.
First we will assess the area that we will work on and clean it thoroughly. It might be necessary to shave the area to be treated (only if hair is present). An even layer of coupling gel will then be applied to the skin to help aid the treatment and to help protect the skin during the treatment procedure.