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Eyelid / Periorbital Vein Laser

At A Glance

Eyelid / Periorbital Vein Laser

At A Glance

Pain Relief

numbing eye drops

Duration

30 min

After Treatment

some redness and swelling

Recovery Time

none-3 days

No. of Sessions

2 (6 weeks apart)

Results Last

Years+

Eyelid / Periorbital Vein Laser Before and After Gallery

What Results Can I Expect?

Open before and after gallery

Periorbital veins are visible vessels of the upper and lower eyelids. They can be red, purple or blue in colour and they can cause the eye-area to look dark, discoloured and uneven. These vessels are present everywhere in the body but are particularly visible in the area around the eyes because the skin is thin and there is little subcutaneous fat.

Periorbital veins can be quickly, safely and painlessly treated using lasers such as 532nm LBO and 1064nm Nd:YAG. Laser light heats the haemoglobin inside these blood vessels and causes them to permanently close for a brighter and smoother-looking eye area. Treating the periorbital veins does not have impact on the blood flow to your eye.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s involved?

Will it work for me?

Do I need a patch test?

How many sessions are required?

How long do results last?

Is it painful?

Any side effects?

Who will do my treatment?

How to prepare?

How much does it cost?

All our laser treatments require a consultation and patch-test prior to full treatment. This enables you to ask any questions you may have, prepare your skin for the treatment and to try the laser out, so that you know what to expect during your treatment and recovery. The patch-test also enables us to identify which laser settings will work best for you.

On the day of your treatment your doctor will assess how your skin felt after the patch-test. After completing the consent form and photography, the doctor will clean the skin (so don’t worry if you have makeup on) and apply anaesthetic eye drops to your eye. These contain tetracaine anaesthetic so please inform us beforehand if you are allergic to any anaesthetics.

Once the eyes are fully numb, the doctor will apply contact-lens eyeshields to protect your eye whilst he or she treats the eyelids. We use chloramphenicol ointment during and after the procedure, so please inform the doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or eyedrops.

The doctor will then carry out the treatment according to the settings we identified during your patch-test. After the treatment he or she will continue to cool the skin and apply aftercare serums to promote skin healing and SPF to protect the skin. The skin may feel slightly hot, like a sunburn, and you experience some bruising and swelling after treatment. This typically resolves within 5-7 days. We recommend simple moisturisers and daily sunblock after treatment.

The ExcelV+ laser is a specialist vascular platform that is able to safely and effectively treat many types of veins. During your consultation, your doctor will test the laser settings to ensure that the optimal settings are used for your full treatment. The treatment is best suited for skin types I-IV.

Yes, we require a patch-test at least 48 hours prior to your treatment (even if you have had this treatment done previously elsewhere). The patch-test takes 10 minutes to do and can sometimes be done at your consultation appointment. We recommend stopping retinol 5 days prior and avoiding sun exposure 4 weeks prior patch-test.

For optimal results, most patients will require 2 sessions (approximately 6 weeks apart). In some circumstances, more sessions may be needed.

The results of this treatment are permanent. However, over time, new threadveins can develop due to factors such as sun exposure, oily skin, genetic predisposition and hormones.

Some people describe that the laser pulse feels like a rubber band flicking on the skin. It is not painful and you quickly get used to the rhythm of the laser. The lasers cool the skin using either cooled sapphire lenses or cryogen spray during treatment to minimise any discomfort. Anaesthetic is not generally required (or recommended).

There is some mild redness, swelling and skin sensitivity (like a mild sunburn) for 1-3 days after laser treatment. These side-effects are generally mild and most people will be able to continue with normal daily routines. In some cases, people may experience more significant swelling around the eyes that can last for up to a week.

Periorbital vein laser is carried out by an experienced doctor who specialises in treating veins around the eyes.

We recommend that you pause any treatments like retinol, tretinoin, glycolic or tetracycline antibiotics for 5-7 days prior treatment, as they make the skin more sensitive to light. We recommend that you do not tan for at least 4 weeks prior to and for at least 6 weeks after this treatment. We also advise patients not to wear false lashes or eye makeup when attending for their treatment.

  • Lower eyelids £695 per session
  • Upper and lower eyelids £1095 per session

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s involved?

All our laser treatments require a consultation and patch-test prior to full treatment. This enables you to ask any questions you may have, prepare your skin for the treatment and to try the laser out, so that you know what to expect during your treatment and recovery. The patch-test also enables us to identify which laser settings will work best for you.

On the day of your treatment your doctor will assess how your skin felt after the patch-test. After completing the consent form and photography, the doctor will clean the skin (so don’t worry if you have makeup on) and apply anaesthetic eye drops to your eye. These contain tetracaine anaesthetic so please inform us beforehand if you are allergic to any anaesthetics.

Once the eyes are fully numb, the doctor will apply contact-lens eyeshields to protect your eye whilst he or she treats the eyelids. We use chloramphenicol ointment during and after the procedure, so please inform the doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or eyedrops.

The doctor will then carry out the treatment according to the settings we identified during your patch-test. After the treatment he or she will continue to cool the skin and apply aftercare serums to promote skin healing and SPF to protect the skin. The skin may feel slightly hot, like a sunburn, and you experience some bruising and swelling after treatment. This typically resolves within 5-7 days. We recommend simple moisturisers and daily sunblock after treatment.

Will it work for me?

The ExcelV+ laser is a specialist vascular platform that is able to safely and effectively treat many types of veins. During your consultation, your doctor will test the laser settings to ensure that the optimal settings are used for your full treatment. The treatment is best suited for skin types I-IV.

Do I need a patch test?

Yes, we require a patch-test at least 48 hours prior to your treatment (even if you have had this treatment done previously elsewhere). The patch-test takes 10 minutes to do and can sometimes be done at your consultation appointment. We recommend stopping retinol 5 days prior and avoiding sun exposure 4 weeks prior patch-test.

How many sessions are required?

For optimal results, most patients will require 2 sessions (approximately 6 weeks apart). In some circumstances, more sessions may be needed.

How long do results last?

The results of this treatment are permanent. However, over time, new threadveins can develop due to factors such as sun exposure, oily skin, genetic predisposition and hormones.

Is it painful?

Some people describe that the laser pulse feels like a rubber band flicking on the skin. It is not painful and you quickly get used to the rhythm of the laser. The lasers cool the skin using either cooled sapphire lenses or cryogen spray during treatment to minimise any discomfort. Anaesthetic is not generally required (or recommended).

Any side effects?

There is some mild redness, swelling and skin sensitivity (like a mild sunburn) for 1-3 days after laser treatment. These side-effects are generally mild and most people will be able to continue with normal daily routines. In some cases, people may experience more significant swelling around the eyes that can last for up to a week.

Who will do my treatment?

Periorbital vein laser is carried out by an experienced doctor who specialises in treating veins around the eyes.

How to prepare?

We recommend that you pause any treatments like retinol, tretinoin, glycolic or tetracycline antibiotics for 5-7 days prior treatment, as they make the skin more sensitive to light. We recommend that you do not tan for at least 4 weeks prior to and for at least 6 weeks after this treatment. We also advise patients not to wear false lashes or eye makeup when attending for their treatment.

How much does it cost?

  • Lower eyelids £695 per session
  • Upper and lower eyelids £1095 per session

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