Laser Vein Removal

Posted: January 5, 2013 By:
Laser Vein Removal

About the procedure

How does the treatment work?

An intense pulsed light system releases precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the blood vessel, heating it to a point where it is destroyed. Following treatment the vessels quickly clear and are re-absorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion.

Which types of veins can be treated?

Facial thread veins, Rosacea, Spider Naevi, Port Wine Stains, and Legs veins up to 3mm diameter (by laser). No anesthesia is required and most patients describe the discomfort as moderate but tolerable. Sensations vary but most describe it as a very quick hot pinprick.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

The fairer the skin, the easier the treatment. The best response is seen with small thread veins, spider naevi and rosacea. If there are any areas of broken skin, treatment has to be delayed until the area has completely healed.

What does IPL Vein Removal treat?

• Couperose
• Telangiectasia
• Rashes
• Symptomatic redness
• Varicose veins
• Spider veins
• Vascular lesions
• Broken capillaries

Are there any side effects?

Redness and a warm sensation are normal after treatment. A cool pack may be applied to ease these symptoms. The vessels should fade quickly, and some disappear immediately.

How many treatments are necessary?

1 -5 treatments are needed for maximum results, spaced approximately every 4 to 6 weeks.
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Treatment Details

Duration: Treatments typically take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the type and size of lesion.