By utilizing the best laser technology available, the treatment of spider veins has become more successful than ever before. We can now easily treat under-eye spider veins, spider veins, and redness in the cheeks, chin, and nose, all through laser treatment. Laser treatment for spider veins is a quick, effective, and non-invasive procedure that uses a focused beam of light to heat and destroy affected veins.
By utilizing the best laser technology available, the treatment of spider veins has become more successful than ever before. We can now easily treat under-eye spider veins, spider veins, and redness in the cheeks, chin, and nose, all through laser treatment. Laser treatment for spider veins is a quick, effective, and non-invasive procedure that uses a focused beam of light to heat and destroy affected veins. When the laser energy is applied to the treatment area, it targets the pigment in the blood and warms the vessel without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. During treatment, the veins may appear darker initially, but soon they will begin to shrink and eventually disappear. The results are permanent, leaving you with a more even appearance on the surface of the skin.
Like nearly all other laser skin treatments, the treatment of spider veins is very simple and patient-friendly, which means that this technology is available to nearly anyone who is looking to eliminate the appearance of these vessels. So long as you have healthy skin, you are likely a candidate. We would love to discuss whether lasers are the best solution for your unwanted veins or if you would be best served by another treatment method such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Come see us at Esthetics Center for a consultation!
Laser vein treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the treatment site before applying a topical anesthetic cream to properly numb the area and provide you with a comfortable experience. In addition, for safety reasons, patients will also be provided with protective eyewear. As for the procedure itself, the treatment will consist of a small laser point (roughly 2-3mm) tracing the entirety of the given blood vessel. Due to the small size of the laser, it may be necessary to trace the vessel several times to properly eliminate its appearance.
Once the session is complete, a soothing anti-inflammatory balm will be applied to the treated areas to ensure that there is no excessive irritation or discomfort. It is normal to experience some redness and swelling as a response to the treatment, but those symptoms should heal within a few days, depending on the number of vessels and the size of the target area. For vessels around the base of the nose, the healing time is approximately 1-2 days, while 3-4 days are typical for multiple spots or larger areas like the cheeks or chin.
Skin that is tanned can take up laser energy and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment or sometimes cause a small blister. It is recommended that patients wear a high SPF sunscreen and minimize sun exposure for several weeks before treatment to reduce these factors. It is also important to note that some vessels will fail to close immediately despite proper energy selection and application and may require additional sessions.
No, the treatment should not hurt. Patients describe a range of sensations from tingling to the snap of a rubber band during the procedure. You may also feel warmth during and after the procedure on the area that was treated.
As noted above, the recovery period for this treatment is very short and will not inhibit your day-to-day activities in any way. Some irritation and redness may occur after your treatment, and the recovery period is determined by the size of the treatment site and the number of spots that need attention. At most, your healing time should be no more than approximately 4 days. It is important during this time that you limit sun exposure and protect the treated area.
Depending upon the amount of necessary treatment, it may take several sessions to bring about your desired result; however, the final product should be no visible spider veins.