A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The Ellipse operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment. Blood contains haemoglobin that absorbs the light and converts it into heat. The heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually, and safely, disappear after treatment.
How does the Ellipse treatment work when treating facial thread veins?
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.
- Full face
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