Vein Laser Treatment

Our vascular laser treatments are an effective method for removing unwanted blood vessels, spider veins, port wine stains, and rosacea by destroying the vein in these specific areas without damaging the skin from the face and body.  

 

The laser emits a burst of light through the skin to penetrate and target the red pigment in blood and blood vessels, The therapeutic laser heat inside the treated vessel causes the larger veins to collapse and smaller veins to close. Small, superficial vessels are quickly treated.  Only the targeted vein area is broken down, the surrounding healthy tissues and skin is left unaffected
This new advanced laser technology replaces the old method of Sclerotherapy with minimum discomfort, Clients feel a quick, hot, or warm sensation similar to a rubber band flicking on the skin.

 

A typical area for men and women to see telangiectasia is the face, due to sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle. Ideal candidates are generally healthy non-smokers. 
 

Duration:
Treatment lasts anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes or more depending on the size of the area to be treated.
 
Cost: call for special

Recovery & Results:

Immediately post-laser treatment, the skin turns red, you may develop some scabs, blisters, minor swelling, or bruising around the treated areas for several days. Any discoloration will slowly fade, the body will re-absorb the damaged vessels overtime during the healing process. Blood is removed from small capillaries instantly, making them almost invisible immediately after the treatment. The veins will become less noticeable or disappear during the 4-12 weeks post-treatment

 

You may require more than one treatment, depending on the severity of your condition and your desired results.

Before & After Results

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Pre & Post Vein Laser Treatment Care Instructions

Pre-treatment Instructions:

  • Your skin should be completely clean and dry prior to treatment. Remove or omit the application of any skin products on the day of treatment.

  • AVOID THE SUN – The area to be treated should not be exposed to the sun 4 – 6 weeks prior to treatment. If you are in the sun during this time you should defer treatment until a later time.

  • Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible hypo-pigmentation which may last for 3 – 6 months.

  • Avoid using tanning creams, spray tans, or any type of temporary pigmented creams prior to treatment.

  • Patients who have a darker skin type (V-VI) may have an increased risk of hypo-pigmentation (white spots) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Consult your provider.

  • Patients with a history of the following conditions may not be good candidates for laser treatment and should consult their primary care provider when considering treatment:

    • Diabetic patients or patients with poor circulation

    • Patients who have a history of poor healing

    • Patients who take a blood thinner, such as coumadin or aspirin

  • Patients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation.

  • Patients typically tolerate this procedure well.

  • Using the topical anesthetic such as EMLA / LMX-4 may constrict blood vessels and is NOT recommended

Post Treatment:

  • The heat from the laser pulses may be slightly uncomfortable during and immediately following treatment. Cold gel packs/ice can be applied to reduce discomfort.

  • You may also apply ice and elevate your legs to decrease discomfort, especially when large areas are treated.

  • Tylenol is recommended for any pain, as needed.

  • AVOID THE SUN – completely after treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with UV A/B sunblock.

  • We highly recommend using Recover Regenerative solution, Repair Balm post any laser treatment. The product has been specifically formulated to promote the regeneration of skin weakened by dermo-aesthetic procedures, as well as skin types that show signs of increased sensitivity. (Recover RX contains Glyco-Repair combined with hyaluronic acid and D panthenol to soothe and moisturize the skin. The addition of Glyco-Repair also helps repair micro-tears in the skin and restores the migration of epidermal and dermal cells,)  hydrating, comfort/soothing moisturizer is also recommended.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise, hot yoga, saunas, jacuzzi for 72 hours after treatment. Consult your provider.

  • Compression stockings may or may not be recommended by your provider.

  • TEST SPOTS: Wait 8 weeks to see if the treatment was effective. Your provider will evaluate treatment response or side effects. At the follow-up visit.

  • FULL TREATMENT: Wait at least 8 weeks before the next treatment as the resolution of the vessels continues or side effects at the follow-up visit.

  • Your leg veins may appear bruised, darker red, or you may develop scabs, blisters, and minor swelling following treatment. This discoloration will slowly fade over the next few weeks. Brown discoloration may take several months to fade.

  • Consult the office immediately at 818.619.6381 if your experience increased pain, redness, swelling, or blistering.

  • Your provider may recommend the application of a topical antibiotic ointment if blistering occurs.