Vascular Laser therapy is excellent for eliminating spider veins and small varicose veins. This procedure requires no needles or incisions allowing you to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Spider veins on the face or the legs called "Facial Telangiectasia" bother millions of people. These spider veins are red, bluish or purple veins that can result from
use of oral contraception,
the aging process,
Advance laser technology offers an effective treatment for facial and legs spider veins and also the treatment of unwanted hemangioma's commonly known as "red ruby spot".
Enlarged blood vessels, known as benign vascular lesions, appear on the surface of the skin. They may range in color from red to purple or brown. Benign vascular lesions typically result when damaged valves in the vein cause blood to stagnate rather than be pumped back to the heart.
Laser therapy is excellent for eliminating spider veins and small varicose veins.
How does laser spider vein removal work?
This laser has a wavelength that targets hemoglobin or blood. Each vessel is traced with a small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein, on the basis of its colour. As the energy is absorbed by the blood in the vessel, heat is created and the vessel wall is destroyed. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear from sight.
How many treatments will I need?
While many clients may need only one treatment to accomplish their goal, others could expect 2 or more treatments for clearing. Treatments are usually 6 weeks to 6 months apart.
How long will it take for my veins to disappear?
This range from days to weeks and possibly months (for the legs). How quickly veins will be reabsorbed will vary for each client's; location, size and the colour will also influence the healing time.
Will my treated veins come back?
Once a vein is completely dead and reabsorbed, it should be gone. However, a person who has already made spider veins may have the tendency to make more in the future. Any newly developing vein can be quickly treated.
What is the cost of laser spider vein removal?
Cost will depend on how many veins you have and the time it takes to treat them. Many clients can be treated in as little as 10-15 minutes. An assessment of cost will be determined at your consultation.
Precautions before treatment?
Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 2 day before and after your treatment.
Avoid sun exposure for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment.
Do not take aspirin, Ibuprofen or other arthritis medicine for 2 days before and after you treatment. These medications can increase bruising.
You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort.
Do not take ASA or related compounds (aspirin, naproxen, or Ibuprofen) since they may increase bleeding.
Wear loose clothing on the day of your treatment.
EXPECTATIONS FOLLOWING TREATMENT AND WHAT WILL I SEE AFTER TREATMENT?
Immediately following treatment, the skin over the treated vessel will appear red and swollen for a few hours after the treatment. The area will be a little red and may show a slight erythema with some swelling.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT?
Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week after treatment. Walking is encouraged. No weight lifting or aerobics.
Avoid anti-inflammatories for 48 hours, unless taking ASA for heart condition.
No hot bath, shower, hot tub soaking for 1 month
Limit your exposure to the sun and protect your skin with SPF 30+
What are the possible side effects?
While side effects are uncommon, Bruising or darkening of the treated veins may occur.
There is a small risk also of a water blister, change in skin pigmentation or scarring. This rarely occur.