No Needles! No Pain! Dramatic Results Within Minutes!
Imagine beautiful legs free of unsightly veins
Until very recently, treating varicose and spider veins was lengthy and painful process with needles or other invasive treatments. We use laser based non-invasive procedure to treat unsightly leg veins of all types – there are no needles and no pain. The best part is results are visible within minutes.
What type of leg veins can be treated?
Varicose veins, usually deeper blue veins, need different treatment from discolored clusters (known as ‘spider veins’) that are near the skin surface. For this reason, we use either laser or intense pulse light (IPL) or both, depending on your veins. Fortunately, there is an effective non-invasive treatment for most cases
What technology is used for deeper blue veins?
The laser component of the procedure is used to treat larger, deeper veins (i.e. reticular veins). These veins respond to the precise energy level and wavelength of light that is used. A small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein, on the basis of its color. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. This process does not affect any of the surrounding tissue. Over time, the vein will be absorbed by the body and will disappear from sight.
Are surface veins and spider veins treated the same way?
These smaller, superficial structures requires only intense pulse light (IPL) for successful treatment, not technically laser at all. Smaller surface veins are treated using this technique.The light energy is absorbed by the blood, changed to heat, and the vein is destroyed. With both technologies we have the ability to use exactly what is needed for the best result in your particular case.
How many sessions are needed?
Many leg veins need multiple treatments, often over a few months before the effect is complete. Even small vessels often require time to resolve. Sometimes a bit of ‘matting’ or staining’ surrounds the treated vessel. By using either or both procedures, we can treat the vein and this minor temporary discoloration and offer a complete, excellent outcome.
How long is the procedure? Is it painful?
A pulse of laser or Intense Pulse Light energy may feel like a pinch similar to a snapped rubber band. Chilled gel on the skin and other techniques prevent discomfort. The entire procedure is brief and non-invasive – no needles are used at any time.
Do I need to make preparations before treatment?
You do not have to make changes to your normal activities, before or after treatment. Prior to and following any type of laser or IPL treatment, you must limit your exposure to the sun. If you have a tanned skin we will not be able to perform a treatment.
Is it right for you?
Non-invasive laser (or intense pulse light) is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood, and converted to heat energy
IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT:
Blood coagulates and he vessel wall collapses
Over time the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears