Laser Vein Removal

Laser Vein Removal

Spider veins, or “starbursts,” are so named because these tiny veins just beneath the skin often radiate out from a central point, reminiscent of the shape of a spider. They may also appear as fine, separate lines, as a web-like maze,or as “branches” from a single “trunk” of a tree-shaped form. Spider veins can develop on any part of the body, including the face, thighs, calves, and ankles. Although their exact cause is unknown, it is known that spider veins are related to abnormal blood flow in the affected veins. Any condition or activity that puts pressure on leg veins (e.g., gaining weight and sitting or standing for long periods of time), can contribute to their development. In women, spider veins often appear during pregnancy.

Other contributing factors include sustaining an injury in the affected area, taking medications that affect hormones, such as birth control pills, advanced age, and a family history of spider veins. Spider veins on the nose or face, which typically appear as unsightly red or pink clusters, may also be related to over exposure to the sun. Although many spider veins in other parts of the body are most often removed through a process called sclerotherapy, facial spider veins are usually too small to be effectively treated in this way When the veins are small and close to the skin’s surface, laser removal is often the most effective treatment.

What is the best treatment for spider veins, is it Laser Vein Removal Treatment?

The best and gold standard treatment for spider veins is laser. Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins. Laser therapy or laser vein removal has been used in the medicine for more than 30 years. Advances in technology have helped developed many different lasers. The laser uses a focused beam of light. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of light is targeted to the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

During laser therapy, light energy is delivered through a small laser hand piece to a targeted vein, in a series of brief pulses. The light energy is absorbed by the lining of the blood vessels and the blood within the blood vessels. The heat generated causes a coagulation (clotting) of the blood, which is subsequently absorbed by the body. The advanced laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel.

How do I know if I am a candidate for laser vein removal treatment?

All individuals are evaluated by our skincare specialist prior to laser therapy. Spider veins do not cause symptoms and are of a cosmetic concern only. For those who have symptoms, further investigation is done to ensure that they do not have varicose veins. Laser therapy is most effective for the very small spider veins and not used to treat large varicose veins.

Do I require a preparation before laser therapy or laser vein removal treatment?

There is no prior preparation required before laser therapy. The procedure is done in our spa and usually takes less than 10-20 minutes.

What happens during the laser therapy?

Only the very small superficial veins are treated with a laser. Generally no anesthetic is required for the procedure. The laser has a specialized chilled hand piece which acts to cool the surface of the skin while the beam from the laser penetrates the skin. Pulses of light energy are then administered in a sequential fashion.
Is laser vein removal therapy painful?
During your treatment, you will feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. If you feel any pain, a topical local anesthetic is applied 20 minutes before the procedure.

When do the spider veins disappear?

The majority of the treated spider veins will disappear within two to three treatments. The treatments can be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results. The treatments may be spaced every three to four week intervals.

What are side effects of laser therapy?

The skin above the veins will have a reddish, cat-scratch appearance. This generally disappears over the next two days,

What happens after laser therapy?

Clients are encouraged to resume all normal activities immediately. Final results may not be apparent for several months. Most clients are satisfied by the results in a very short time.

Are there any other risks with laser therapy?

The risks associated with laser vein therapy are minimal. Your eyes will be shielded during the treatments. We use the state-of-the-art and medically approved cooling systems, thus the treatments are low risk and relatively pain-free

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the size and number of veins, two to six treatments will be needed.

Please call us with any questions or request on Laser Vein Removal. We look forward to being of service.

Your Skin Care Specialists,
Forever Young Spa in Surrey BC
778-565-3373 / 778-218-1514
Unit # 390, 8148  128 Street, Surrey BC  (Payal Business Centre)
Open Wednesday – Monday  10am-7pm  / Closed on Tuesday