Laser Vein Removal

Laser Vein therapy is an easy non invasive treatment options to reduce or rid your skin of unwanted spider veins. Treatment takes only a few minutes, and requires no anesthesia with minimal discomfort.

Is laser vein therapy treatment right for me?

Laser Vein therapy is an excellent option for men and women who are seeking treatment options to reduce the appearance of spider veins.

Each skin condition is unique, a consultation may be required to determine the best treatment options.

Am I a candidate for laser vein therapy?

Good candidates for laser vein therapy are individuals who are looking to:

  • Reduce the appearance of spider veins
  • Restore youthful looking skin

Results are gradual and it is recommended that 2-3 treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart are required to achieve optimal results.

How is laser vein therapy performed?

Your doctor or healthcare professional 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. There are no incisions or needles required with this process.

Recovery Expectations

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 treatment. The treated area will become pink and the vein may be swollen temporarily and resemble a cat scratch. There should be little to no discomfort. 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.

Laser FAQs

Can I get laser treatments in the summer?

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.

Can I have laser treatments if I have a tan?

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.

Is laser painful?

This depends on what type of treatment you are undergoing. BBL treatments are not painful.  The halo laser will feel hot and you will experience some pain for about 45-60 minutes after the treatment but then it completely goes away and is quite tolerable. Deep resurfacing laser treatments are painful but our office provides many forms of pain relief including oral, topical and local anesthetic.

What is the downtime for laser treatments?

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.

What type of lasers do you have?

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.

What conditions can you treat with laser?

Many including: unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.



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