Out advanced laser can treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively.
How does 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 your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
What types of veins can be treated?
Our system 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.
Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with our physician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
What about blood blisters and port wine stains?
Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to Laser Vein Therapy, usually with just one treatment.
Patients with Port Wine Stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success with our laser.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required.
Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What happens after the treatment?
Following your treatment, some redness, swelling or bruising may occur. Swelling and redness resolve in a few days, while bruising may last 1-2 months.
When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment.
Patients who have large leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
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 such as strenuous exercise for the first 2-3 weeks 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 for 2-3 weeks.
When will I see results?
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months.
Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the laser vein therapy.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Typically, 1-2 treatments are needed for facial vessels and 3-4 for leg veins; large vessels may require as many as 5-6 treatments. Cherry hemangiomas and other vascular lesions, usually require 1-2 treatments.
Treatments can be done every 6 weeks on the face and every 3 months on the legs.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Your doctor will advise you on the best course of action, but many physicians and patients prefer Laser Vein Therapy because there are no painful injections.