Laser Vein Therapy
Spider Veins on legs and broken capillaries on face, neck and chest. Other vascular lesions can be treated like cherry angiomas and spider angiomas.
We utilize a laser light that targets hemoglobin (red blood cells) and therefore gets absorbed easily in the superficial unwanted vessels, causing them to instantly collapse. Best results are achieved after 2-3 treatments.
Why We love this Treatment:
We love it because it’s instant gratification to watch these vessels disappear! It’s like watching a magic eraser! Laser Vein Therapy can make dramatic improvements in a very little amount of treatments and time. Especially when treating facial veins…. It can completely change your appearance when you lighten and remove those unsightly veins from around your nose, cheeks and chin. Leg veins can seem hopeless especially when they are dark matted purple ones, keeping you from showing your legs in shorts every again! But with as little as 2-3 treatments, your legs can be completely transformed. Bring back confidence when you look in the mirror or put on a pair of shorts again, with Laser Vein Therapy!
HOW IT WORKS:
We choose between a few variations of lasers and settings to target the size and magnitude of your unwanted veins. Treatments can be done on the same day as your consultation but some planning ahead is recommended. For leg veins, we advise against exercise for 2-5 days post treatment. There is a possibility of bruising or minor swelling afterwards but resolves with proper post treatment care.
Face, neck, chest, legs, ankles, and other unusual places. Facial veins and other small telangiectasia can be nearly 80-90% improved in a single treatment. Larger veins or reticular leg veins can be improved 50-80% with each treatment, and we typically wait 6-8 weeks between treatments.
Pre treatment tips
We can’t treat areas of skin that have had recent sun exposure or are tanned areas of skin. Self tanners and spray tans must be avoided for at least 2 weeks prior. Retinoids and exfoliants should be avoided for a few days prior to treatment area and until area has fully healed post treatment.
Post treatment tips
Avoid exercise 3-5 days post treatment. Avoid heat on treatment areas on the day of treatment. Avoid prolonged sun exposure at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and at least a week after treatment.
frequently asked questions
Does it hurt?”
Laser Vein Therapy is not pain-free but it is tolerable. We utilize a Zimmer Cryo chiller to keep the area of treatment at a cold temperature and distract the patient during the treatment.
“Is there a skin type that can’t have Laser Vein Therapy?”
Yes, we must avoid treating dark skin type 4’s, 5 and 6.
Frequency of Treatment:
4-6 weeks between facial vein treatments. 6-8 weeks between leg vein treatments.
Appointment time varies between 30-60 minutes
Swelling can take 1-5 days to resolve. Bruising is common after laser vein therapy. Smaller superficial veins can take 1-5 days for bruises to disappear and larger leg veins can leave bruises that take 2-4 weeks to resolve.
Laser Vein Therapy averages from $150-$450 per treatment. Price quotes can be given at time of consultation once the area of veins has been assessed.
We suggest starting with 2-3 treatments in a timely manner to achieve the best results. Then an annual maintenance treatment is recommended to maintain the best results and keep new vessels at bay.