Many people may present with unsightly broken and dilated vessels as well as other unwanted vascular lesions, such as rosacea, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks. Laser Vein Removal can treat both red and blue, facial and leg veins. No needles. No incisions. No downtime. Watch unsightly leg veins vanish today! Because laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions…
Will laser therapy work on my leg veins?
Although there is no way to tell for sure which veins will respond, a consultation with the doctor to evaluate and access your veins will be required. Prior surgery or treatment on your veins could affect the treatment outcome. In some cases, further testing may be recommended to determine if there are underlying venous problems.
What does it feel like?
Although many patients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation when the laser pulse is delivered.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment time should be 15 to 30 minutes but may vary depending on the number and size of the vessel(s) to be treated.
How many treatments will I need?
In many cases, significant improvement is realized in as few as 1 to 3 treatments. In some cases new spider veins may appear, therefore, additional treatments may be necessary. Treatments are at 8 week intervals.
When can I resume normal activities?
Although we encourage you to resume normal activities almost immediately, we do ask that you refrain from vigorous exercise and avoid hot tubs for at least 24 hours post treatment. Also avoid direct sun exposure after treatment and if you do go in the sun, protect the treated area with a minimum SPF 30 Sun Block (not sunscreen).
What will the laser do to the veins?
When treating vascular lesions, the blood temperature at the targeted area is elevated to a level that causes coagulation without damage to the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Because the laser energy is absorbed by melanin in the epidermis as well as the desired target of hemoglobin, the SmartCool system is used to cool and protect the epidermis. Multiple treatments may be necessary to obtain a satisfactory response for some leg veins.
Sclerotherapy is an appropriate treatment of small to medium-sized reticular veins that feed spider veins, or small varicose veins that remain after the endovenous laser ablation, an alternative to surgical vein stripping.
Sclerotherapy allows large areas of the veins to be treated efficiently with hair-thin needles containing a sclerosing solution. A tiny amount of irritant is injected into the unwanted spider vein causing the vein to become invisible at the skin’s surface. In a matter of weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that eventually fades and becomes barely noticeable.
In general, spider veins respond in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months. If the veins respond to the treatment, they will not reappear. However, new veins may appear at the same rate as before. If needed, you may return for injections.