At your IPL spider vein appointment
IPL treatments for spider (thread) veins are quick, and a small area usually takes just 20 minutes including preparing the skin pre-treatment and aftercare procedures.
First, we cleanse with a gentle cleanser using tepid water to remove makeup, then apply a room temperature ultra-sound gel to the skin. You will also be asked to wear protective eye goggles.
Clients usually describe IPL as uncomfortable, rather than painful, saying the treatment is similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin for a brief second with a feeling of warmth. Occasionally clients feel a sunburn or wind burn sensation which is short lived.
The IPL treatment itself only lasts a few minutes. We then apply a soothing room temperature aloe vera gel. Finally, we apply a sunscreen. Avoiding sun exposure during and after IPL treatment is essential, so always wear a high SPF, and if you are outside we recommend you wear a hat and seek out the shade.