VEIN AND VASCULAR TREATMENT
Laser vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to close varicose veins. The laser is directed at the vein, which causes it to collapse and eventually disappear. Laser vein treatment is a safe and effective way to treat varicose veins, and it is often less painful than traditional surgery.
WHAT ARE SPIDER VEINS?
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins near the surface of the skin. These dilated and visible veins are caused by increased pressure inside the veins. Spider veins can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.
HOW DOES THE LASER WORK?
The laser penetrates the skin into the superficial blood vessel. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein, causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the spider vein will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body's scavenging cells. The newer laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures.
IS IT PAINFUL?
During treatment, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. Our laser has a cooling system that prevents the tip of the laser from getting too hot and resulting in burns or damage to the area, and is extremely soothing during treatment.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE?
There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, but you will want to avoid sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for at least a week prior to the procedure. As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Depending on the size and number of veins, two to six treatments will be needed. The treatments are usually done 4-6 weeks apart. Those with a tendency towards vascular problems will most likely require additional treatments.