Spider veins on the face and legs bother millions of people. Spider veins (or telegiectasias) are red, bluish or purple veins that can result from sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, the aging process, or heredity.
Advanced laser technology offers an effective treatment for facial and spider veins. And we now offer treatment with this technology in our office.
How does laser help?
With a beam of light the laser can deliver a prescribed dose of the energy to the spider veins. The laser "selectively" coagulates the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel slowly and naturally disappears.
How many treatments are required?
Results are seen within three to four weeks. Typically, one to two treatments are recommended.
Can we be sure that this will work on my veins?
This is something that must be determined with each patient individually, but the majority of patients will benefit from this treatment.
Is this treatment difficult?
No. This non-invasive treatment process takes between 10 minutes to about 20 minutes, depending on your situation. After treatment, there is no down time - which means you can resume all of your normal activities imnmediately afterward.
Is this painful?
There is some minor discomfort associated with this laser treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as a series of rubber band snaps to the skin. We can often reduce or eliminate this by cooling the treated area with an air-cooling device.
What other conditions does this laser treat?
In addition to facial and leg spider veins, the laser can provide non-invasive skin treatents for healthier looking skin. It is also used to remove unwanted hair - even from patients who are not always good candidates for laser hair removeal, such as those with darker or tanned skin.
Still have more questions?
We're glad to provide you with as much information as you need about Cynosure laser treatment for any of the conditions discussed here. Please ask.