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Vascular abnormalities come in a variety of shapes, sizes and severity, from simple cherry angiomas which look like red freckles to significant port wine stains across the face. These commonly start in childhood or are present at birth. Spider angiomas tend to have small blood vessels coming out from the central red spot and thus look like a spider’s web. Treatments range from simple camouflage to hide any red marks, through to targeted treatments aimed at reducing the vascularisation in the area and stopping the abnormal blood flow. Angiomas are non-harmful and usually only removed due to being cosmetically dissatisfying, whilst port wine stains often need medical intervention from an early age as they can grow with the individual, darken and lead to more serious skin damage.
Advanced Cosmetic Procedures (ACP) is a new name for "Advanced Electrolysis". ACP uses either Short Wave Diathermy or Blend to treat unwanted skin blemishes, such as warts, skin tags, moles and other benign growths, as well as thread veins and vascular conditions with no mark left on the skin.
Laser and light technologies have been developed to treat people with a variety of different skin problems including pigmented (skin colour, birthmark) and vascular (vein) problems.
The use of high frequency microwave energy has become available in the UK for the treatment of thread veins and other skin lesions through thermocoagulation. An example of this is Veinwave or Thermavein.
ThermaVein™ uses Veinwave™ technology which is already proven within the medical field for the process known as thermocoagulation which seals the walls of thread veins with a micro-current of heat, causing them to permanently disappear. It can also be used to treat other skin lesions.