Now men and women alike are making unsightly leg veins a thing of the past, and most importantly no more painful injections!
With the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer wavelength, it is possible to safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial spider veins and deeper blue veins on men and women of all skin tones.
With the latest laser technology we are able to combine the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser treatment. A broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins, to deep blue reticular veins are treatable. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.
How does Laser Vein therapy work?
The laser delivers pulses of light energy, which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel, which is later reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below the skin’s surface, where it should be.
Who can be treated?
Vascular laser therapy utilizes a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Our specialist cosmetic physicians will advise you if such vein therapy is right for you.
Larger Veins – After 1 Treatment
What types of veins can be treated?
Our lasers can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Since knotty varicose veins are not good candidates for this treatment, it is advisable that people receive early laser treatment in order to avoid surgery.
A careful evaluation will help us determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Many physicians and patients prefer laser vein therapy because there are no painful injections. Also the large areas can be treated in one treatment and the risk profile of laser therapy is very low. Sclerotherapy involves injecting chemicals into the veins, however these chemicals can travel to arteries that supply the skin, resulting in large necrotic ulceration of the lower leg.
How many treatments will I need?
Older treatments involved painful injections. This resulted in numerous treatments over the better part of 12mths in order to treat large areas. The beauty of laser therapy is that a whole leg can be treated in only 1 hour, with 60-80% clearance with only one treatment. After two treatments then approximately 90% clearance is expected.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece, with larger veins being more uncomfortable. Although no local anesthetic or pain medication is typically required, some patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What happens after the treatment?
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
What are the possible side effects?
Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
When will I see results?
This usually depends on the size of the veins. Small veins will instantly disappear, while medium sized veins may take 2-4 weeks, while larger and longer leg veins may take 2-3 months.