At Pelle, we can use our laser systems to remove unsightly small veins and arteries almost anywhere on the body.
Spider veins on the face and legs bother millions of people. Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are red, bluish, or purple veins that can result from sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, the aging process, or heredity.
How does a laser remove veins? With a beam of light, the laser can deliver a prescribed dose of energy to the spider veins. The laser “selectively” coagulates the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel slowly and naturally disappears.
How many treatments are required? Results are seen within three to four weeks. Typically, one to two treatments are recommended. These treatments are done at least eight weeks apart.
Is it painful? There is some minor discomfort associated with this laser treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as a series of rubber band snaps to the skin. Often this can be reduced or eliminated with cooling the treated area with an air-cooling device.
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