An Effective and Safe Solution for Vascular Conditions
Laser vein therapy is an easy non invasive treatment option to reduce or rid your skin of unwanted spider veins. Laser vein therapy is an excellent option for men and women who are seeking treatment options to reduce the visibility of veins that have become visible beneath the skin, usually as a result of aging.
Our Registered Nurse/ Laser Technician can treat visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of your skin by using laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs.
Conditions that can be treated:
- Facial Veins
- Spider Veins
- Broken Capillaries
What are spider veins?
Also called telangiectasias, spider veins are often blue, red, or purple, and most often found on the face and legs. Broken capillaries can appear for a number of different reasons, most often caused by increased pressure in the veins. Now you can stop struggling to cover them up because laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) can banish broken facial capillaries.
How Laser Vein Therapy is Performed
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Our medical aesthetics nurse and laser technician uses a laser to send strong bursts of light into the vein, which causes the blood in the vein to coagulate which will eventually destroy the vessel making the vein fade and disappear over time. You may briefly feel a warm or hot snapping sensation as the laser pulses are absorbed by the unwanted vessels. The body naturally reabsorbs the pooled blood and redirects future blood flow to veins deeper below the skin. Treatments are virtually painless, if you have sensitive skin, we may apply a numbing cream to the area to avoid discomfort. Treatments may take approximately 30 minutes to an hour. The time required will depend on your skin type, the extent of the condition, the number of areas treated, and the sizes of those areas.
There is little to no downtime with laser treatment, however it is recommended that any vigorous activity be avoided for the first 24 hours after. The treated area will become temporarily pink, resembling a cat scratch. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure. You need to cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors. Results will be slightly visible at the time of treatment and will significantly improve with 2 to 6 weeks of the treatment. Typically 2-3 treatments are required.
This depends on your lifestyle. If you can avoid prolonged sun exposure then yes, you can get laser treatments in the summer. If you plan on being outside in the sun without protection (SPF & a hat) then we would recommend that you postpone your treatments until the fall or winter.
Typically no. Our registered nurse/laser technician can assess you to determine whether you are a candidate for laser. Depending on the treatment and the area being treated there are different recommendations but in general, the skin must not be tanned in order to have a laser treatment.
Unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.
This depends on what type of laser treatment you are having. There is no downtime associated with BBL. Halo has 5-7 days downtime. Deep resurfacing has a 2 week downtime and then prolonged redness (few months) which can be covered with makeup.
Our laser is a state of the art medical grade laser called the Sciton Joule. This platform has many different lasers built into it. We have a Broad Band Light (BBL) system which is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market.
We also have a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser; the Halo laser which is a hybrid of two laser wavelengths (1470nm and 2940nm); a full resurfacing Erbium YAG laser (2940nm) and a Profractional ablative laser, which is also the 2940nm wavelength but instead of treating the entire surface of the skin it just treats a fraction of the skin – creating channels in the surface.