The Best of Me with CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics | Spider Veins Laser Treatment {First Treatment Session}

Following my spider vein treatment consultation at CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics, it was time for the first actual treatment session, which I went in for, last Thursday.

Needless to say, I was very excited to see how the procedure will turn out and of course really anxious to see the results. Dr. Bonello asked me if I had any problems with the test patch before she began treating the area and when all was clear, we proceeded with the full, first treatment. 

It is similar to laser hair removal, with a different wavelength, a specialised hand-piece and laser parameters, and a bigger eye for detail. I was told that doctors receive specialised training for the laser treatment of veins and pigmentation. I'm not going to lie and say it wasn't at all painful but for me, it was bearable. I would describe it as a slight burning sensation and of course if it is too painful for you, you can always ask the doctor to rearrange the settings or go a little slower. Since I am treating a small area, the session took no longer than 10 minutes. Here I want to highlight the professionalism of the clinic where firstly, all my appointments are booked with the same doctor and secondly, Dr. Bonello made sure to treat the whole area, even the smallest branches. 

As expected, the area became a little swollen and appeared a little red immediately after treatment. I must admit that I experienced a slight sensation of pain for a couple of hours following treatment but after that, I was only left with a slight swell all over the treated area (this can be seen in the second image below). I was told that this may take up to 6 weeks to return back to normal. To aid healing, Aloe Vera gel is always recommended. What I did notice is that some parts of the spider vein became a little darker upon treatment (which is a totally normal reaction and can be seen in the lowermost image) but other parts have already started to fade away - see the results for yourselves in the pictures below:

That's it for now! Do check back for another post in 6 weeks' time when I have my review appointment.

In the meantime, if you would like to experience this or any other treatment offered at CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics, you can do so by having a look at their website and contacting them to book your appointment. One hour free parking is offered with any treatment booked.

All opinions and experiences are my own and are in no way influenced by CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics.

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