Many people live with visible leg veins, which make them feel embarrassed to wear shorts, skirts, and swimsuits. In the past, this problem could only be solved through painful procedures and surgery, but those days are mercifully over. We offer a more comfortable and effective leg vein treatment. Its non-invasive laser pulses cause unsightly vessels to fade from view in a few treatments or less. We also offer excellent clearance of spider veins on the face and other body areas.
What type of lesions can the vascular laser treat?
Vascular Laser Therapy allows for safe, effective treatment of broken, dilated and unsightly leg veins, facial spider veins, birthmarks such as hemangiomas and port wine stains, as well as Rosacea and other unwanted vascular lesions such as cherry angiomas or red spots which can appear anywhere on the body.
- Leg Veins up to 3.5mm in size can be completely removed with the use of a laser. The laser treats these vessels noninvasively and without the use of painful needles. Recent laser vein therapy has been found to be the most effective method to treat this condition.
- Facial Spider Veins is a common ailment that makes your complexion appear to be red. While this condition is typically hereditary, it also can be caused by excessive sun exposure or by certain medications. Treatment with laser usually involves two to three treatments and there is no downtime.
- Port-wine Stain is a condition where the skin is purple or red (usually from birth). This condition is now treated using laser to gradually reduce the lesion until it completely is gone. Minor pain combined with no downtime has made this the most effective laser therapy available.
- Hemangioma/ angiomas are small, red spots that can appear anywhere on the body. Using a deeper penetrating laser these spots can be removed in one to two sessions. The lesions can be treated in adults as well as infants with congenital hemangiomas.
Q: How does the laser leg vein treatment work?
A: Lasers deliver concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target, such as pigment, blood, or water. The handpiece delivers light pulses which are ideal for targeting leg veins. The light pulses heat the blood within the leg vein. The heat of the blood affects the vessel lining, which causes the vessel to constrict and fade from view.
Q: What are laser leg vein treatments like? What should I expect after treatment?
A: Your treatment provider will move the handpiece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through the skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.
Immediately after treatment, you will see any of these three possible outcomes: the vessels will disappear, the vessels will darken, or the vessels will shrink. The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours. Often more than one treatment is necessary to achieve full clearance of leg veins.
Q: Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?
A: Your provider will go over the risks and benefits of treatment with you. Leg vein treatments are skin-safe & comfortable. The handpiece delivers its energy in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from a sharp rise in temperature. In addition, a chilled water supply runs through the handpiece, down to its tip. Since the handpiece tip is in contact with the skin during treatment, your skin is continually cooled, so that you feel little heat from the laser pulses.
Q: What should I expect after treatment?
A: You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, or redness in the treated area, which fades within a few hours of treatment. Because so much of the skin is unaffected by the light pulses, there is a quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work or to other activities without any recovery time. A series of treatments at 4-6 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin in the face, arms, abdomen & other areas. Your treatment provider will be able to give you more information about treatments and expected results.