Laser Vein Removal
Our innovative laser vein removal treatment zaps spider veins or telangectasias, which are wavy, thin, reddish-purple veins on the legs (often clustered on the thigh or below the knee), facial vessels (often near your nose or cheek), and body (often on your chest or abdomen) with phenomenal success. Many patients see up to an 80% reduction in the appearance of those wavy, thin, reddish-purple veins. We’ll give you the best treatment options during your first consultation.
About Laser Vein Removal
Spider veins affect as many as 80% of all women as they grow older, and a large percentage of men as well. Although spider veins are not usually a medical problem, they may make you self-conscious about your appearance. The Cutera 1064nm wave length laser, a state-of-the-art vein-removal system has been specially designed to treat spider veins and other vascular lesions with great success.
Please inform us at the time of your appointment if any of the following conditions apply:
- History of Diabetes
- Receiving anti-coagulant therapy
- Crippling osteoarthritis
- Severe bronchial asthma
- Advanced lupus or lupus type diseases
- Blood clots
What results will I see with Vein Removal?
With Vein Removal treatment, gradual improvement will be noticed. Many patients find 60% to 80% of the treated vessels resolved. During your Vein Removalconsultation, you will be advised as to the number of treatments necessary to achieve your desired results.
Who are good candidates for Vein Removaltreatment?
Light and dark skinned individuals can now safely and effectively benefit from Laser Therapy. Patients with dark suntans or photosensitivity disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or those currently taking photosensitizing medications are not good VeinRemoval candidates. Schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate and how you can benefit from these treatments.
CONDITION TREATED: Spider veins, varicose veins, angiomas and broken vessels
RESULTS: Minimal appearance or elimination of spider veins, vascular lesion, telangectasias, or broken vessels.
EFFECTIVE SERIES OF TREATMENTS CONSIST OF: Depending on the rate of clearance following each treatment
TREATMENT INTERVAL: 4-6 weeks.
TREATMENT TIME: 15 to 30 minutes.
RECOVERY TIME: There may be slight bruising of darkening of the skin, which will resolve in 6 to 8 weeks.
Things to know before Laser Vein Therapy
- Remove all make-up & moisturizers from thetreatment site.
- Avoid Flying (can cause increase in pressure) for 48 hours after the treatment.
- You should not be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment.
- History of Cold Sores or Blisters should be pre-treated with anti-viral medications.
- We cannot treat over areas with tattoos.
- Avoid aspirin or other blood thinning drugs (vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba), ibuprofen, or arthritis medication for two days before and aftertreatment as these medications can cause bruising.
- Avoid alcohol and do not smoke for two days before and after treatment.
- Do not apply lotions to legs before appointment.
- Eat a light meal/snack one hour before treatment.
- Bring loose fitting shorts/pants to wear after treatment.
- If you are feeling under the weather or developing a fever you must reschedule.
Things to know post Laser Vein Therapy
- Sometimes you may feel warm tingling, a sting like sensation to the treated area. Ice, chilled gel-packs or chilled hydro-gel pads may be applied post treatment to increase patient comfort and provide increased epidermal protection.
- The veins may have an urticarial reaction aftertreatment. This is common and will diminish more quickly with the application of a mild-potency topical corticosteroid.
- Portions of larger vessels will sometimes darken and become stiff and feel tender for an extended period after a treatment.
- For larger leg veins, some physicians say the use of compression stockings (30-40 mm Hg Pressure) for up to five days after treatment may increase patient comfort and help reduce bruising.
- If crusting occurs, an antibiotic ointment or lubricating cream may be recommended.
Post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation is a common response (especially with darker skin types) to vascular laser treatments and tends to resolve over time.
- Immediately upon leaving the office go for a brisk 15-minute walk.
- You may resume your normal daily activities immediately, but avoid strenuous aerobic exercise until further advised.
- You are encouraged to wear your compression stockings as much as you can following your treatment. The more you wear your stockings, the better your results. You may remove your stockings to wash them, but while they are being washed, keep your legs elevated as much as possible.
- Take Extra Strength Tylenol for pain. AVOID ASPIRIN, ADVIL, OR IBUPROFEN. These tend to thin blood and can lead to excessive bruising.
- If you experience any severe reactions such as profound pain, intense itching, redness or fever, please contact your practitioner.
- Avoid hot conditions such as saunas, Jacuzzis, or hot showers for 7-10 days after treatment..
The recommended time interval between treatments is 4-6 weeks, depending on the rate of clearance following each treatment. Larger reticular vessels can take three months to resolve and should not be re-treated before then. Consistent repeated treatments will produce best resolution of leg veins.