The ND: Yag laser system is the most commonly used technology to treat spider and thread veins in the legs and face; cheek, temporal, nose, and forehead.
How it works:
The laser beam has a strong penetration ability, which allows it to reach deeply into the layer of the dermis where the blood is located. This means it has the power and accuracy to reduce and remove vascular birthmarks and capillary vascular malformations including stellar angiomas and cherry angiomas.
HOW TO PREPARE:
The use of ice bags before the procedure can help prepare and soothe the area to be treated.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENTS:
Immediate clearance, or darkening of the vessel, is a positive reaction to the treatment. The patient may experience redness, swelling, and itching after the procedure which can last for a few days. Bruising is rare and affects up to 10% of patients and most often fades on its own. Pain during treatment is relieved by a contact cooling system which minimizes discomfort. Ice packs both before and after may be soothing to the site.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENTS:
Patients should avoid saunas, hot tubs and baths for 4 weeks. Exercise can only be resumed after one week for optimal results.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS:
Multiple treatments may be required to successfully collapse a vessel or spider veins. Treatments are usually schedule 4-6 weeks apart.
*Our treatments are performed by our team of plastic surgeons, certified physicians, and experienced health professionals. As every patient reacts differently to treatments, the information within our website is for reference purposes only. We invite you to make an appointment for a consultation if you have any further questions.