About Laser Leg And Facial Vein Treatment
Laser leg and facial vein removal offers a nonsurgical solution for removing spider and reticular leg and facial veins in less than 30 minutes with results that are long lasting. More importantly, it is an alternative to surgical leg vein removal, which leaves no incision scars and does not require lengthy recovery.
How It Works
The laser handpiece will deliver light energy into your skin and will be absorbed by the blood within the vein being targeted while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Once the blood absorbs this energy, the vein will heat up and it will affect the vessel lining. Thus causing the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view leaving your legs looking clear and as beautiful as ever.
Technology We Use
We use a state-of-the-art laser device for our leg and facial vein treatments – Cynosure’s® Elite+™. The Elite+™ encompasses two proven laser wavelengths that provide an array of laser treatments. Treatments with this system are fast, effective, and safe.
With spot sizes up to 24mm, the Elite+™ laser provides fast treatments, allowing you to resume your normal activities as quickly as possible.
The Elite+™ uses a proven 1064nm wavelength for effective treatment of leg and facial veins in just a few sessions.
The Elite+™ system has been in clinical use for many years and has been proven safe in many clinical publications.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
Before your Elite+™ leg or facial vein treatment, the laser specialist will typically apply a gel to the area being treated. This will help ensure the laser energy is delivered appropriately and will help cool the area during and after the treatment. The provider will begin the treatment by moving the laser handpiece over your skin, following the length of the vein and pulsing the energy as they go. You will be provided safety goggles before the treatment to protect your eyes but you may still see flashes of light as the laser energy is being delivered to your skin. You will also feel a mild sensation and heat on the skin during the treatment but air cooling may be used to help with any discomfort.
The vessels may undergo immediate graying or blanching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red color change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about ten to fourteen days.
What types of veins can be treated?
It is ideal for spider veins and reticular veins on your legs.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the size of the area being treated, they can take just minutes. Typically, treatments are no longer than 30 minutes.
What type of result can I expect?
Many patients experience immediate improvement in the appearance of their leg veins following the treatment followed by continued improvement over the next week or so.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of treatments may be needed to fully clear blood vessels and reduce the appearance of the leg veins completely. Typically one to four sessions are needed for desired results.
What does the procedure feel like?
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.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Typically, there is no downtime and you can return to your daily activities immediately following the procedure.