Over 25% of the American population suffers from varicose veins. This common, chronic condition can range from small spider veins to large, bulging veins that cause pain and discomfort in addition to being unsightly. Reasons for the development of unwanted varicose veins range from genetics, lifestyle, sun damage, workplace factors, and hormonal changes (i.e. pregnancies). New and innovative laser vein removal procedures have many advantages over sclerotherapy as they allow for better coverage of areas, not limited to certain body parts, painless, and do not require any significant downtime.
Laser vein reduction procedures are laser vein treatments very effective in treating small veins, spider veins, and telangectasias (small, superficial blood vessels that become visible because they are dilated). The majority of those red or purple surface veins can be removed or reduced with little or no discomfort with laser therapy. .
- Safe and effective treatment for various diameters and depths of leg veins
- No need for injections
- Quick and effective treatment
Using Alma Lasers’ Harmony®XL system our physicians are able to treat both superficial and deep telangiectasias as well as telangiectatic matting and hemosiderin staining. The Nd:YAG 1064 laser hand piece coagulates and destroys large, deep, cosmetically unacceptable blood vessels and leg veins without the use of chemicals or needles. This easy-to-use, ergonomic hand piece effectively coagulates oxygenated reddish telangiectasias, as well as deoxygenated bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter.
In average the treatment time is between 15 and 30 minutes but may vary depending on the number and size of the vessel(s) to be treated. Although many clients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation only when the laser pulse is delivered. The cold tip on the hand piece helps soothe the skin as the laser is delivered. A cooling system is also used to help cool the skin and minimize your discomfort. You’ll see improvements after one visit, but up to three visits may be required for desired results. Treatments are recommended at 6 to 8 week intervals.
Back to Normal
We recommend continuing with your normal activities almost immediately after laser vein removal, however please do not engage in vigorous exercising and avoid hot tubs for at least 24 hours after procedure. Also, avoid direct sun exposure after treatment and if you do go outside, protect the treated area with a minimum SPF 30 sun block. You may be asked to wear compression stockings for a few days to a few weeks.
MGR’s FeelNu Medical Spa and Wellness Center in Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of effective laser vein treatments targeting large varicose veins, spider veins, and telangectasias (small, superficial blood vessels that become visible because they are dilated).