How does laser vascular therapy work?
Laser vascular therapy is used to remove or lighten the appearance of vascular lesions. When treating these, the light energy emitted from the laser coagulates the vessels or vascular lesion. As a result, the blood flow returns from where it came eliminating the vessel.
Who can be treated?
People of all skin tones can be treated. Pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant may not be treated. Individuals with a history of cold sores may require prophylactic medication.
What kind of veins can be treated?
Small facial veins can be treated, spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated. A careful evaluation with your health care professional will help you determine which vessels which can be treated.
What are possible side effects?
Because we are treating with an energy heat source, there is a risk of redness, swelling, tenderness, and possible blister. If a blister forms, keep the site clean, moist with an ointment such as Aquaphor or Neosporin, and don’t pick at it. The site will heal.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Often just one to two treatments are needed. Individual results vary.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following these treatments, your skin may experience slight redness and be warm to touch. There is minimal risk and no recovery period needed. However, it is important to follow aftercare instructions given to you, such as avoiding unnecessary sun exposure, and wearing sunscreen daily, and avoiding vigorous activity for the first 24 hours after treatment.
How soon can I see results?
Some results can be seen immediately, or at times two-six weeks later.