Laser Vein Removal
Laser technology offers excellent results in reducing spider veins and facial redness.
Our laser delivers precise dosages of energy to each vein, with minimal risk to surrounding the skin. During the treatment process, light energy is delivered through a special hand piece directly to the targeted vein. This energy is absorbed, causing thermal coagulation of the blood vessel. Over a short period of time the vessel is then absorbed by the body. One treatment is normally sufficient, but multiple treatments may be necessary.
The GentleYAG laser that AZ Laser Clinic utilizes uses a Dynamic Cooling Device which sprays cryogen onto the skin right before and right after the laser pulses to cool the skin, acting as an anesthetic, providing the ultimate comfort available.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once a vein or vessel has been destroyed, it will not return. However the treatment is not able to stop the development of more veins in the future. Patients who have had laser could see new veins over time, especially those who continue on with unprotected sun exposure. Sunscreen is recommended for everyone, and it can be preventative for people prone to facial veins.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small, thin capillaries that lie close to the surface of the skin. They are connected to a larger venous system, though they are not an essential part of it since they do not actually carry blood to the heart. While spider veins and flushed skin don’t usually indicate a major medical problem, most people would be happy to be rid of them. Spider veins form when excess blood backs up in the blood stream. The excess blood creates pressure. The body releases the pressure by creating new veins on the skin’s surface. The primary problem with spider veins is their unsightly appearance, but they can also cause aching, swelling, burning.
People within certain ethic groups are often more prone to spider veins, so heredity certainly plays a role. So can hormone therapy and oral contraceptives. Aging related to sun damage is also a big contributor. Ultraviolet light exposure is one of the more controllable factors in preventing facial veins, so avoiding the sun and using sunscreen is recommended. Facial veins and flushed skin are also commonly seen with rosacea, a chronic but treatable skin condition.