Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment for spider veins that is used as an alternative to more conventional treatment methods like laser treatment. IPL is used primarily for surface veins and requires no downtime. Our sclerotherapist specialist, Nurse Julie Ninow explains more in this video:
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment vs Laser Vein Treatment when Treating Spider Veins?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a common treatment for spider veins, used as an alternative to more conventional treatment methods like laser vein treatment. The difference being in the actual use of the laser. For example, vein specialists generally use laser treatment to get rid of deeper veins by feeding the laser into the veins, but may also use laser to treat visible spider and reticular veins. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is another method of providing a very similar treatment but is only really used for surface veins (i.e. veins that are visible at the surface of the skin). Intense Pulsed Light treatment requires no downtime, and can be performed in an office setting with the non-invasive treatments lasting 15-45 minutes depending on the nature of the veins needing treatment.