Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins. In fact, laser technology has become an important factor in the treatment of vascular deformities such as hemangiomas, port wine stains, and spider veins. Besides the application of lasers in treating leg thread and spider veins, these treatments can be effectively used for treating dilated and prominent blood vessels in sensitive areas such as the chest, cheeks, nose and under eye area. When applied to the face, the more rejuvenated and youthful look can be amazing.
How do Lasers Remove Veins?
A precise dosages of light is pulsed through a special hand piece to the targeted vein or red skin area. The absorbed light causes thermocoagulation (or clogging) of the treated blood vessels and seals them off from the normal, healthy vascular system. Over time, the successfully treated veins are absorbed and cleared through the body's natural healing system.
How Many Sessions are Necessary?
Normally only one treatment session is necessary; however, in some cases, several treatment sessions are needed for optimal results.
How will You Feel During and After Treatment?
The combination of the effective cooling system and routine use of topical anesthetic cream keeps the discomfort to a minimum level. A pulse of laser light may feel like a pinch similar to a snapping rubber band. Often the treated veins disappear immediately, but in some cases it may take a number of weeks to do so. After the treatment, the treated skin will be red for a few days and you may also have some bruising and darkening of the veins. This normally resolves within a week. Occasionally, some blistering can occur, but this normally heals within ten days without intervention.