If you have visible veins that you want to remove for cosmetic purposes, or you have vascular lesions you want to get rid of, then laser vein removal may be the solution that you are looking for. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses targeted high-intensity light energy to heat the blood vessels, thus causing them to collapse.
laser vein removal?
At Olam Med Spa, we use the Spectrum Long Pulsed YAG laser device for our laser vein removal procedures. This is one of the most trusted and widely used laser devices for removing veins from the body and is the top choice for many medical professionals.
treatments will I need?
Depending on the area to be treated and the visibility of your veins, you may need more than one laser vein removal treatment. During the consultation period, your medical provider will come up with a customized treatment plan for you after considering your individual needs and goals. You will be given about 6 to 12 weeks in between each laser vein removal session.
& Varicose veins
Many people have spider veins that develop in different areas of their bodies, most commonly on the legs and around the ankles. Although these are not harmful, they do affect your appearance, making you look older than you really are. This can affect your confidence and discourage you from wearing shorts, dresses, and swimwear. So, for cosmetic purposes, many people choose to get rid of spider veins.
Varicose veins, on the other hand, are enlarged, twisting veins that are often blue or dark purple in color. It happens when blood pools or flows in the wrong direction as a result of faulty valves. They are mostly found in the legs.
If the pooled blood starts to clot, it can be a cause for concern as it may be painful for the patient. Usually, varicose veins don’t pose any significant health risk, but people want to have them removed because of the pain. Laser vein removal is suitable for use on both small and large varicose veins.
The Spectrum Long Pulsed YAG can be used for getting rid of these veins, including vascular lesions such as cherry angioma.
What can I expect
After your procedure, you may experience some redness and swelling in the targeted area of your skin. This is normal and should disappear on its own in a few hours. There is no downtime required for laser vein removal, and you are free to carry on with your day immediately after your procedure. Your medical provider may advise you to wear compression stockings for a few days if you want to see optimal results.
If you want to reduce your chances of developing spider veins and varicose veins again, it is important to implement some lifestyle changes. For example, you have to follow a strict exercise routine, avoid wearing high heels or tight clothing for long periods of time, avoid long periods of standing or sitting or crossing your legs, etc.
What is the
The procedure for laser vein removal requires the right device handled by an expert medical professional. At Olam Med Spa, we have both.
First, the area to be treated is cleaned carefully. Then, your medical provider brings the laser device close to your skin, targets it at the necessary location, and delivers high-intensity light energy, which is then absorbed by the skin. The heat forces the targeted blood vessels to close, and then shrink over time. The damaged vessels are then reabsorbed by the natural process of the body over time.
This is a simple in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia. You will not feel any pain but may feel some discomfort, which is normal. Many patients report that the sensation of the laser on the skin is like a rubber band snapped against the skin.
Laser vein removal may take anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the area that needs to be treated. You will also be given a protective eye shield to wear during the procedure.
Who can benefit from
laser vein removal?
If you identify with the following, you may be an ideal candidate for laser vein removal:
- You have spider veins or varicose veins that affect your appearance
- Your varicose veins are causing you pain
- You have vascular lesions that you want to get rid of
- You have tried other methods such as exercising and creams, but they don’t give you the results you are looking for
- You have realistic expectations from the procedure
At Olam Med Spa, we are always ready to help you look and feel your best. For more information regarding laser vein removal or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact us and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.