Vascular laser treatments are effective at eliminating spider veins, superficial blood vessels and capillaries and other vascular lesions that are commonly seen around the nose, eyes, cheeks and lips. Treatments are often combined with IPL or Laser Genesis for management of rosacea and are sometimes recommended in combination with or as an alternative to Sclerotherapy for treating leg veins.
HOW IT WORKS
Skin is cleansed and pre-treated with a cool gel. Light energy targeting visible blood vessels is delivered to the skin through a hand piece. The vessels absorb the light energy and are damaged and absorbed by the body without injury to surrounding tissue. The treatment causes a brief stinging sensation which can be relieved by cool compresses. Treatments are quick and most patients report only mild discomfort. It is common to have some redness and mild swelling at the site and in some cases temporary bruising may result. Small vessels can often be eliminated after a single treatment while larger, stubborn vessels may require multiple treatments. Sun exposure should be avoided prior to and immediately after treatments. Daily use of an SPF 45 sunscreen is recommended.