What Is Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser treatment for spider veins is a quick, effective, and non-invasive procedure that uses a directed beam of light to heat and destroy targeted veins. When the laser energy is applied to the treatment area, it targets the pigment in the blood and warms the vessel without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues.
Over time, usually over a period of four to six weeks after treatment, the cellular tissue of the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. Blood is then rerouted to healthier veins. When you choose Internal Beauty Med Spa for laser vein treatment, you are receiving the best treatment for your condition and only the safest and most advanced lasers for all of our patients.
What to Expect During a Session?
During laser spider vein treatment, you can expect the following:
- You are given a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
- Have a cooling gel applied to the treatment area.
- The laser will be directed over the spider veins. You may feel some uncomfortable sensations as the laser fires, as patients have described the sensation to be similar to the light snap of an elastic band
Laser vein treatment requires no downtime, although it’s not uncommon to experience some minor swelling and redness in the target area. Medical compression garments must be worn for some time after your session to ensure that the procedure is successful.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Depending on the number, color, and size of the veins being treated, more than one session may be required to achieve the desired outcome. Appointments will be scheduled approximately four weeks apart for the duration of your treatment to allow ample time to heal between sessions.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser vein therapy can be one of the most effective spider vein treatment options for a variety of patients. The ideal patient is in good general health, does not smoke, and has realistic goals for the procedure.
This therapy is also an excellent non-invasive alternative to sclerotherapy. You may not be a suitable candidate for laser vein treatment if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, if you are pregnant, or are taking certain medications. You should always disclose information when asked by your health professional, to ensure the best and safest result for yourself.
Laser Vein Treatment in Greenbelt, Maryland
If you are looking for more information about our laser vein treatment offerings or are ready to take the first step, reach out to our team of professionals at Internal Beauty Med Spa today! Call our offices or schedule a consultation online!