|Laser Vein Removal
Now men and women alike are making unsightly facial and leg veins a thing of the past. No more painful injections! With the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer wavelength, our laser systems can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face and leg veins on men and women of most skin tones.
How does Vein Therapy work?
Our laser system 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.
Who can be treated?
Our laser system features a unique design and long wavelength that allow them to treat patients of most skin tones. Dr Peace will advise if vein therapy is right for you.
What types of veins can be treated?
We can remove unsightly facial veins (or "telangiectasia") as well as spider veins on the legs. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation will help us determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Many patients prefer 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 Dr Peace about your specific condition.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
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 Dr Peace 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 four 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 our laser system.
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