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Eliminate unsightly veins on the Face and Body. This LASER treatment safely and effectively treats both the tiny red superficial face and body veins as well as the larger, deeper blue, reticular veins. This treatment is offered for both men and women of all skin types.
Spider veins are dilated blood vessels on the skin's surface. They appear red or blue, and may be connected in web or branched pattern, or short, individual lines. Laser technology offers an effective means of treating spider veins. Laser light is absorbed by the spider veins, causing the vessels to heat and in turn causing the blood in the vessels to collapse.
We use a long pulsed Nd:YAG laser that is an award winner as the best laser for leg veins. It provides continuous contact cooling to enhance your comfort.
This treatment is for one 30-minute session. 2 or 3 treatments, spaced eight weeks apart, may be required for best results.
Skin types I – VI are recommended to have these treatments.
Don't know your skin type? CLICK HERE to view a chart that will help you determine your classification. Please call us if you have any questions.
It is best not to be tanned prior to this procedure for optimal effectiveness of the laser treatment.
Laser Vein Treatments
A laser generates an intense beam of light that can selectively target a treatment site. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
The benefits of laser treatment over alternative therapies may include improved therapeutic results precisely controlled surgery which limits injury to normal skin, fewer complications and a safe and effective outpatient, same day surgery for vascular and pigmented lesions.
A vascular lesion is formed by abnormally large or numerous blood vessels located directly under the surface of the skin. These vessels may be visible through the skin and may result in a red appearance of the skin.
Melanin is the dark pigment present in skin and is produced by melanocytes. Benign pigmented lesions occur when an abundance of melanocytes are found in the skin. Lesions may be flat or slightly raised.
Treatment may vary depending upon patient characteristics and the area being treated. An individual treatment program will be developed by your physician. Treatment sessions typically take 10-15 minutes. Patients are advised to remove make-up in the treatment area and to avoid tanning prior to scheduling a treatment. You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. The doctor will use a pen-like handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during treatment so a cooling gel or system may be used to help alleviate any discomfort.
Some redness may occur in the treatment area immediately following treatment; however, it should subside within several hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and will go away in 1-2 days. Postoperative care is minimal. Your doctor may ask you to use anti-bacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and will suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process. Final treatment results should be evident 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for benign pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal activities can be resumed with only a slight redness evident at the treatment area.
Ask your doctor. After a brief examination, your doctor will determine if laser treatment is appropriate for you.