As you age, your veins start to change just like the rest of your body. Most of us find venous abnormalities to be unsightly, and sometimes even painful. Through laser vein treatments, we can help your veins function properly again while reducing the appearance of unsightly red and purple veins.
Common Vein Problems
Spider veins are small clusters of thin blood vessels just under the skin. These small formations sometimes look similar to cobwebs and can appear red, blue, or purple. Spider veins most commonly appear on the face and legs.
Varicose veins are bumpy, raised, or bulging veins that usually appear on the legs. In addition to their abnormally large size, varicose veins can look blue, purple, or just the same colour as the patient’s skin.
Veins use one-way valves to ensure your blood flows in the right direction in your body. Sometimes these valves malfunction, which can allow blood to flow backward and pool, putting pressure on the blood vessel. This pressure weakens the walls of the veins and causes them to become engorged.
How Do Laser Vein Treatments Work?
Using a specifically targeted wavelength, we direct laser energy into the affected vein. This energy causes the blood to coagulate within the blood vessel, effectively blocking it. Because the damaged vein is no longer facilitating blood flow, it collapses and seals shut.
This treatment is non-invasive and can be done in-office with no incisions or needles.
What to Expect From Laser Vein Treatments
The treatment is not painful and can be done in 30 minutes or less. There will be some immediate redness and swelling in the treatment area, similar to the reaction you might have to a cat scratch. The redness and swelling generally subside within a few hours. Compression stockings are recommended to facilitate better healing.