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Laser Vein Removal

We can safely and effectively treat tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins in both men and women.

Our Lasers

We can treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep thin blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. 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 “telangiectasias” can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and cherry spots “hemangiomas” are easily corrected with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with the doctor will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an injection of an agent into the vein. Most patients prefer laser vein therapy because there are no painful injections.

How many treatments do I need?

Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask about your specific condition.

Do the treatments hurt?

Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, some patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

What happens after the treatment?

Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.

What are the possible side effects?

Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

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 24 hours 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.

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.

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