Telangiectasia otherwise known as spider veins and are the common red/purple veins found near the skin surface. They are found on both the face and lower extremities and at Corbit Laser Skin Care they can be treated with the Candela GentleYAG laser.
Clients taking blood thinners or dark skinned clients are generally not candidates for Laser Vein Removal.
Treating and removing spider veins from the face and legs with laser technology generally consists of a series of 1 – 3 treatments 4 – 8 weeks apart. The actual number of treatments required can be effected by the health of the client, the area size and density of the veins. I offer FREE consultation at which time we can discuss any concerns or questions you have. The Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers this FAQ on Varicose and Spider Veins.
HOW DOES THE LASER TREATMENT WORK?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT? You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
DOES IT HURT? Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves in several seconds and is minimized by Candela’s DCD cooling.
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?
Your skin should be thoroughly cleansed and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours. It is best to schedule your appointment when you will have time to go home and put your feet up and relax for a couple of hours.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER TREATMENT?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare.
ARE THESE TREATMENTS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.