Are you looking for a non-invasive way to remove the appearance of deep blue veins on your legs or smaller, pink and red facial veins? VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago offers laser vein removal therapy as a safe, effective alternative to other vein removal treatments.
What is laser vein removal therapy?
Laser vein removal therapy is a non-invasive, quick alternative to other vein removal treatments like sclerotherapy. The laser used in this treatment targets specific blood vessels without affecting the surrounding tissues. The light is specifically absorbed by hemoglobin in the veins, gently heating the vessels causing them to collapse. The treated blood vessels are then reabsorbed during the natural healing process. Laser vein treatments have minimal downtime and discomfort compared to other vein removal treatments. Results of laser vein removal therapy can be immediate, but most veins take several weeks to months to be fully reabsorbed by the body.
What can be treated by laser vein treatment?
- Spider veins
- Cherry angiomas
- Port wine stains
- Deep blue reticular veins
- Can help improve rosacea with treatment of discrete facial veins
Are you interested in learning more about laser vein removal therapy? Schedule a complimentary consultation with VITAHL Chicago today!
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to effectively eliminate the veins varies depending on the severity of the veins being treated. Generally, most patients require between one to three treatments with six weeks in between each session.
What can I expect during the treatment?
The laser pulse may feel like a slight stinging sensation, similar to a small rubber band snapping on your skin. The handpiece is cooled to minimize discomfort during the treatment. No local anesthetics or pain medication is required, but patients can choose to apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
What can I expect post-treatment?
Immediately following the treatment you may experience some temporary redness, swelling, or bruising around the treated area. These side effects generally subside within a few hours following the treatment. You may experience some change in skin pigmentation, but this will eventually disappear and return to normal with time. Usual activities and exercise can be resumed immediately following facial vein treatments, but other treatments require a 24 to 48 hour break from vigorous exercise following laser vein treatment. No bandages or compression stockings are required following treatment.
What are alternative options to laser vein treatment?
The most common vein removal treatment is sclerotherapy. During this treatment saline is injected into the vessel which irritates the the lining of the blood vessel causing it to collapse and the blood to clot. Sclerotherapy generally requires one to three injections per vein to effectively treat the veins and multiple sessions are usually required. After treatment, patients generally are limited in activity and may be required to wear compression stockings for anywhere up to two weeks following treatment.
Schedule your complimentary consultation with VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago today to find out if laser vein treatment is the right option for you!