Laser Vein Treatment

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Laser vein treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment for unwanted vascular lesions, such as spider veins, telangiectasias, and angiomas. The procedure involves channeling calibrated wavelengths of laser energy into the damaged blood vessels. The light energy destroys the damaged blood vessels, turning them into hardened scar tissues eventually metabolized by the body. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier veins, and the damaged blood vessels fade away from the skin’s surface.

Which device do you use for laser vein treatment?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology performs laser vein treatment using the cutting-edge CoolGlide laser by Cutera. CoolGlide is a specialized laser device that delivers highly-controlled pulses of light energy into the targeted veins. The light energy is perfectly calibrated to destroy the unwanted blood vessels without harming the surrounding skin tissues. Once the damaged blood vessels are metabolized by your body, they fade away from the skin’s surface.

What is laser vein treatment for?

  • Spider veins
  • Port-wine stains
  • Angiomas
  • Telangiectasias
  • Visible leg veins
  • Broken blood capillaries
  • Small varicose veins
  • Other vascular lesions

What happens during laser vein treatment?

Your laser vein treatment starts with a personalized consultation. The medical provider carefully examines your vascular lesions, measures the dimensions and density of the veins, reviews your medical history, and curates a personalized vein treatment plan. The medical provider will adjust the CoolGlide laser device according to your skin type and vein problems.

During your laser vein treatment, the medical provider will cleanse your skin, apply a numbing gel, and deliver light energy into the targeted areas using the laser handpiece. You may experience a mild burning sensation when the laser energy enters your skin, but most patients report no pain or discomfort. The treatment concludes within 30 minutes.

What are the benefits of laser vein treatment?

  • Non-invasive treatment for vein problems
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • Performed under topical anesthesia
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime

What are the side effects of laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment involves minimal side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, itching, and irritation in the treatment areas. The side effects dissipate in a few days.

Is there any downtime after laser vein treatment?

Laser vein treatment doesn’t involve any downtime. You may resume your daily activities immediately, but please avoid direct sunlight and strenuous activities for a few days.

How many laser vein treatments do I need?

The number of laser vein treatments you need depends on the number of veins and the size and depth of each vein. The more veins you have, the more treatments you need. Most patients need 3 to 6 laser vein treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart for optimal results.

When will I see the results of laser vein treatment?

Once a targeted vein is hit with laser energy, it gradually coagulates and gets metabolized by the body within 2 weeks. As such, you will notice the results of each laser vein treatment after 2 to 4 weeks. But the final results will appear a few weeks after your final session.

Is laser vein treatment permanent?

Laser vein treatment is a permanent procedure. Once a damaged spider vein is removed, it can’t come back. But you can still develop new spider veins. If you develop new spider veins, you’ll need additional treatments.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a luxurious medical spa and dermatology practice specializing in cutting-edge laser vein treatments. We use the cutting-edge CoolGlide laser to target all of your unwanted vascular lesions and improve your skin tone and texture. Our medical providers conduct thorough assessments to ensure you’re a good candidate and curate a personalized treatment plan. Please schedule an appointment to explore your laser vein treatment options in San Carlos.