How do vascular issues develop?
The following treatments are to rid or lessen vascular areas that you may have on the face or body. Spider veins are the result of light being absorbed by hemoglobin, a substance in the blood that gives it a red or purple color. The laser heats up the blood vessel enough for the vessel to be heat sealed or damaged. Over time the body reabsorbs these damaged vessels.
How long does treatment last?
You can have immediate results. Spider veins are associated with “feeder veins,” which are larger, underlying reticular veins. Because of this, it’s imperative to identify and treat these underlying causative veins to prevent them from recurring in the same location. There are cases where you may be referred to a vein specialist. Clusters of spider veins, especially around the ankles, can be a symptom of a deeper venous problem, so a complete venous examination is recommended.
What does it treat?
Vascular therapy treats leg spider veins and Telangiectasia (broken capillaries) aka facial veins that are less than 3mm in size. It also treats “Cherry Angiomas” and Nevus Flammeus “Port Wine Stains” on the face and body.
What to expect in my treatment?
The laser is applied in “pulses” to the entire area. Cryogen cooling air is blown on the area during the treatment to minimize discomfort and prevent side effects. Depending on the extent of the veins, each treatment takes between 15-60 minutes.