Can I use IPL on varicose veins?

If you have varicose veins, you can have laser hair removal.

It is critical that the laser is not pulsed directly over these veins during treatment.

Estheticians can work around these veins, but it's critical to avoid the locations where they protrude from the skin.


Varicose veins are highly prevalent and can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including inherited ones.

These can develop over time in those who sit for lengthy periods of time or lead inactive lives.


The laser emits high levels of light and heat into the skin during laser hair removal.

Because varicose veins protrude from the skin, they are extremely sensitive to touch.

If a laser is used on certain locations, an unpleasant reaction may occur, hence they must be avoided.

It is critical to advise the clinic you are visiting that you have these veins so that a notation can be made on your file and therapists are aware of their location.


All in all, if you have varicose veins, you can get IPL or laser hair removal; therapists will be aware of them and will make care to avoid them during each treatment session.

If you are using an at home IPL hair removal handset, do try to avoid pulsing directly over varicose veins.

This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy.

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