These are as follows:
- Skin discolouration. This is where the skin may become lighter or darker in colour along the line of the treated veins. This is generally temporary.
- No improvement. A small number of patients find no improvement occurs.
- Scarring. This is not common.
- New vein formation. This is where tiny new veins form to replace the treated vessel and is uncommon.
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Note – IPL should not be used on spider vessels – IPL is ineffective on spider vessels, and should not be used due to significant risks of burns or hyperpigmentation on the legs.