Laser Vein Removal for Spider Veins in the Tri-Valley

Laser energy treatment for spider veins causes them to coagulate and shrink. Laser therapy is most effective for small and medium size spider veins. Laser Vein Removal is a proven for treating spider veins as well as other unwanted vascular lesions such as rosacea and port wine stains.

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Laser Vein Removal FAQs

How does the treatment for spider veins work?
How many treatments are required?
Is Laser Vein Removal safe?
Will there be any downtime?
What are the benefits of Laser Vein Removal over other treatments?
What can be expected post-treatment for spider veins?
Who are candidates for Laser Vein Removal?
Who should avoid Laser Vein Removal?
How does the treatment feel?
Is there an alternative treatment for spider veins?
Is additional treatment for spider veins necessary?
Instructions before treatment:
Instructions after treatment:
How does the treatment for spider veins work?

The laser emits a specialized light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the vein. The laser causes the vein to break up and be absorbed by the body. There are several different lasers available that work extremely well at treating unwanted veins, including pulsed dye, long  pulsed, variable-pulsed Nd-YAG and Alexandrite.

How many treatments are required?

The majority of the treated veins will disappear within one to three treatments which are  administered in three to four week intervals. Additional treatments may be necessary to  achieve the maximum long-term effects. New veins may appear with time and require additional treatments.

Is Laser Vein Removal safe?

Laser therapy is safe and has few possible complications. Common side effects include bruising,  redness and discomfort around the treated area. These effects are not dangerous and resolve over  time. Limiting sun exposure will greatly minimize the risk of complications.

Will there be any downtime?

There is no downtime after Laser Vein Removal, but you should not exercise for a couple days following the procedure.

What are the benefits of Laser Vein Removal over other treatments?

The benefits of Laser Vein Removal over other therapies are that there is no downtime, and it is faster than other therapies.

What can be expected post-treatment for spider veins?

After treatment for spider veins, a sunburned sensation may occur, and some redness may appear around the treated area. This will disappear in a few days. A cold compress may be applied to the treated area.

Who are candidates for Laser Vein Removal?

Clients with spider veins on their legs or face are candidates for Laser Vein Removal. Both light and dark-skinned clients can safely and effectively benefit from Laser Vein Removal treatment for spider veins.

Who should avoid Laser Vein Removal?

Clients taking high doses of blood-thinners are generally not candidates for Laser Vein Removal.  Also, clients with dark suntans, bleeding disorders or those currently taking photosensitizing  medications may also want to avoid Laser Vein Removal.

How does the treatment feel?

Most Laser Vein Removal clients report little discomfort and describe it as either as a mild burning sensation or similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Is there an alternative treatment for spider veins?

An alternative to Laser Vein Removal is sclerotherapy, which is a solution injected into a targeted  area of skin to reduce spider veins. There are anywhere from five to forty injections per treatment for spider veins.

Is additional treatment for spider veins necessary?

The number of treatments necessary to resolve your veins depends on the size of the vein and your  body’s ability to heal. Future treatments may be necessary to remove new vein growth.

Instructions before treatment:

Avoid sun tanning or tanning products for four weeks prior to treatment for spider veins. Discontinue Accutane® and Retin-A® for six weeks prior to treatment for spider veins. Aspirin and other blood thinners should also be avoided  for at least three days before treatment for spider veins. Shave the area before treatment.

Instructions after treatment:

If necessary, over-the-counter pain medication may be taken. Cool compresses may be helpful in reducing pain, redness and swelling. Avoid massaging the treated area, and keep it elevated the day after treatment for spider veins if possible. Avoid the sun for at least two weeks after treatment for spider veins.

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