HOW LASER VEIN TREATMENT WORKS.
The Lux 1064 delivers energy into the blood and vessel walls, where it is absorbed by hemoglobin. With each pulse, the hemoglobin is heated by the absorption of energy, and the vessel coagulates and closes off. The constricted vessel then degenerates, and the treated leg veins typically disappear from the surface of the skin. This takes only a few minutes to treat each discolored vein.
Depending upon the severity of the veins, you may require between 1 and 3 laser treatments, spaced at 2-4 weeks apart.
The treatment is performed on the existing blood vessels, diminishing or completely eliminating their appearance. However, any new developing veins cannot be prevented.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most people describe laser vein removal as mildly uncomfortable but not painful. However, we can provide anesthetic to our patients who request it.
Patients may experience temporary redness, swelling or bruising. This doesn't happen often, and is typically gone within a few hours. Others may experience pigmentary changes in skin color, but these will disappear and return to normal over time. Since laser treatment does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
LASER VEIN TREATMENT
HOW SCLEROTHERAPY WORKS
A liquid solution is slowly inserted into the appropriate vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell shut and block the flow of blood.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sclerotherapy requires multiple sessions, and can be performed on an outpatient basis. One to three treatments are usually required to effectively treat any vein.
Post-treatment therapy includes wearing bandages and support hose for two days - two weeks following treatment.
The treated blood vessels disappear over a period of six months.
Palomar Lux 1064 Laser Vein Treatment has a unique ability to selectively target blood vessels without adversely affecting surrounding tissues. Laser light is specifically absorbed by the spider veins, gently heating the vessels causing the blood to clot. Then the body reabsorbs the treated blood vessels during the natural healing process
Sclerotherapy is the most commonly used method of non-laser vein removal.