IPL Laser Treatments | Skin Conditions | Belfast Skin Clinic

This Therapy Includes:

  • Minimal downtime

  • Minimal Discomfort

  • A number of treatments may be required


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IPL/Laser overview

At Belfast Skin Clinic, we have a range of advanced laser technology to provide effective treatment for prominent vessels/ thread veins/telangiectasia.

IPL uses a broad spectrum light to target the thread vein and can penetrate the walls of the vein, with the strong heat making it collapse. IPL laser treatment is non-invasive and can treat small thread veins. During the treatment, a gel will be applied directly to your skin to help the absorption of light and keep your skin feeling cool. Your laser specialist will let you know how many sessions you may need to achieve your desired results. Some veins require more intense treatment for which we use an ND:YAG Laser.

ND:YAG laser is a type of laser therapy that uses a crystal to emit highly intense beams of light to effectively treat thread veins. The laser energy is released in longer pulses which changes into heat when it reaches your skin. ND:YAG laser targets red pigment in the skin and it can be used for thread veins anywhere on the body – including the face.

What to expect from your initial consultation

Before you undergo Microsclerotherapy treatment, it is recommended you have a consultation with one of our highly experienced consultants. Microsclerotherapy treatment is performed by our consultant vascular surgeons who will be able to give the best indication of the likely results you will achieve.

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Recovering from Microsclerotherapy

Recovering from the thread vein treatments is generally straightforward, thanks to the minimally invasive techniques we use.

After microsclerotherapy, you may feel that the thread vein is itchy or risen. These are common side effects and will wear off during the next few weeks. It is also possible you may need to schedule further treatments as some patients will require 2 to 6 treatments at 4–8 week intervals.

How much does Microsclerotherapy cost?

The cost of microsclerotherapy can vary depending on how many sessions you need to achieve your desired results. Price starts from £400. For full pricing information, contact our team today.

About Belfast Skin Clinic

At Belfast Skin Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing you with access to highly skilled consultants who are recognised experts in their specialities. Our experienced medical team (made up of consultant dermatologists, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and rheumatologists) use the latest technology (where appropriate) to provide you with an accurate diagnosis to ensure you receive the right treatment for your needs. They are aided by our dedicated team of nurses. Our aesthetic team of practitioners complement medical and surgical services so we can offer treatment for every skin concern. 

We welcome all patients, both self-funded and privately insured, as well as patients from the Republic of Ireland using the Northern Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme (NIPHS)

Our team of consultants

Ms Julie Reid

Vascular Surgeon

Ms Gemma McKevitt

Vascular and Endovascular consultant