Laser vein removal is a remarkable technique that can be done on almost any part of the body where there is a vein problem. It can be used to treat spider veins without resorting to surgery and with minimal, if any, real downtime. Laser vein removal is a simple method for reducing the appearance of veins on your body.
How Does It Work?
The treatment is performed using the Lumenis One™ Laser machine which guides laser light into the problem vein. The light acts as heat and destroys the walls of the vein. Over time, the body will absorb the dead tissue of the destroyed vein. It should be kept in mind that each patient is unique and every surgery has unique characteristics. When you talk to our specialist, your veins will be examined and the right treatment may be prescribed.
How to Prepare
Little preparation is needed for the treatment. Our practitioner may ask you to protect the area to be treated from any sun exposure in the weeks before the procedure. A sunburn or tan could cause complications. To make sure the laser light will penetrate into the skin layer effectively, you should not apply any lotion, moisturizer, or creams on the area to be treated.
It is also important to protect the treated area from the sun for a few weeks after laser vein removal. You can take over-the-counter medication if you feel any discomfort. The treatment requires little to no downtime, which means you can return to your daily activity when the treatment is finished.
The results of laser vein removal will appear gradually over time and after multiple weeks, your skin will become smooth with a youthful and uniform appearance. In some cases, more than one treatment is necessary, especially if several veins need treatment or if the veins are large. That can be discussed when you visit us.
When you visit our specialist at Pinnacle Dermatology, your veins will be examined and the best course of action will be determined. We can help you to achieve the smooth, blemish-free skin you’ve been dreaming of at our office in Birmingham. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! A talk with our specialists is the first step toward treating your spider veins.