Prominent leg veins are a widespread source of embarrassment. While not life-threatening, they may force you to ‘cover up’, and deny yourself the pleasures of outdoor activity, warm weather and light, free clothing. In the past, leg vein treatment was painful and invasive, but today virtually painless beams of light can solve this problem quickly. In just a few treatments, your unsightly veins will fade from view, while you take centre stage poolside.
HOW DOES THIS TREATMENT WORK?Laser light penetrates the skin, raising the temperature of the blood vessel and safely coagulating it. Treated veins gradually shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. The laser allows for customized treatment of veins, including some of those that do not respond to other treatment methods.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTTreatment may vary from 15-30 minutes. Multiple sessions spanning several months may be necessary, but the exact number of treatments depends on the size of the vein and your body’s ability to heal. During your consultation, you will receive an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results. No special pre or post treatment care is required, but patients are advised to limit sun exposure and use sunscreen for several weeks before and after treatment.
WHAT TYPE OF VEINS CAN BE TREATED?A variety of leg veins, ranging from the most superficial to deeper blood vessels respond well to laser therapy. Candidates for this therapy include ‘spider veins’, very small veins caused by a dilation of the minute vessels that sit near the skin’s surface, and reticular veins, the small, bluish coloured veins that carry blood to the skin’s tiny vessels.
DOES IT HURT?While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate laser treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.
IS IT SAFE?The laser parameters are specially designed to match your skin type, assuring exceptionally exact and gently treatment. Patients of all skin colours can be treated safely. Clinic trials conducted by leading authorities on laser light document its safety and effectiveness.
- Safe and effective
- Non-invasive, non-surgical
- No injections
- No anesthesia
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