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Spider Vein Removal
Spider veins are capillaries that appear on the surface of the skin, usually on the back of the legs and affects both men and women equally. They can show up in a variety of colours ranging from red to purple to brown. Using our sophisticated Italian made, Quanta 1064 ND:YAG laser we can reduce or even eliminate these unsightly veins altogether.
How do lasers treat spider veins?
A beam of energy travels through the skin where it is absorbed by the blood within the vein. The heat energy will coagulate the blood and cause the vein to collapse. The collapsed vein may fade straight away or if it is large size will change to black colour before being absorbed by the body’s immune system and disappearing from sight.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends upon the number and size of the spider veins and your own body’s ability to heal. If a vein goes completely away with treatment, it should not return, but occasionally the body reopens the vessel before it is completely reabsorbed. For this reason, recommended treatment breaks every 8-10 weeks.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment is usually done in blocks of 20-30 minutes.
Is laser vein removal safe?
With the laser treatments, there is some discomfort during the procedure that we try to minimize with cooling gel. After the procedure is over, there is usually no discomfort and clients can go back to their normal routine.
There may be small pink bumps that can last a day or two, and the area may be sensitive to very hot water for up to 48hours after the treatment.
Uncommonly, a skin wound such as superficial blisters and scabs can occur, which heal within 2 days to 14 days. Use of antibiotic ointment on a regular basis usually results in uneventful healing.
When we target bluer veins on the face, it is possible that a small amount of blood can “leak” out of the vessel before it is sealed resulting in a bruise or discoloration of the skin. Bruises are temporary and resolve in approximately 2 weeks.