Laser Vein Removal

old-coupleFacial veins, hemangiomas, cherry and spider angiomas are all vascular disorders which cause red discolorations of the skin. These blood vessel changes are usually of no medical consequence but are cosmetically troublesome for some people. These tiny broken veins may be part of the normal aging process, sun induced, hereditary, result of medication or as part of the skin condition known as rosacea.

Affordable Laser and Cosmetic Clinic provides a safe and effective treatment to help eliminate these conditions using Cynosure’s Elite workstation.

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When facial veins are treated with a laser, the laser light is absorbed into the blood cells, passing harmlessly through the top epidermis layer of the skin leaving it intact. When the laser energy is absorbed into the targeted red blood cells, it causes shrinkage and coagulation of the vessels. This leaves the vessel walls unsupported, causing them to collapse. During the healing process, the blood vessels dissolve and are eliminated.

During your complimentary vein consultation, we will assess the veins you wish to have treated. The number of treatment sessions depends on the size, location and depth of the veins. Usually 2 or 3 treatments are needed 4-6 weeks apart. During your consultation we will be able to design a treatment plan, which is specific to your individual skin condition.

Following each session the treated area will have some redness and localized swelling. Depending on the size of the area treated this will resolve in 1-3 days. Ice packs are used to help relieve any discomfort. Potential side effects with the Elite are rare and include blistering, crusting, scabbing, scarring and hypo/hyperpigmentation (lightening or darkening) of the skin. Immediately following the procedure you may apply makeup. Everyone is required to avoid direct sun exposure to the area and wear a sunblock of at least 45 SPF for 2 weeks following each session.