Visible spider veins or Telangiectasias (leg veins and facial veins) affect millions of people all over the world. These small, dilated blood vessels are often red or purple in colour and can present themselves as strands, branches or clusters visible at the skin’s surface. They can develop just about anywhere on the body but are most common on the nose, cheeks, chin and legs. Vein removal is one of the most common procedures at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic.
Causes of Spider Veins
Spider veins have a variety of causes including weakened or damaged valves in the veins. They may also be caused by hormonal changes, skin sun damage, injuries, impaired blood circulation or even poor liver function. Genetics are also believed to play a role in their development, so if a close family member is prone to broken capillaries, then it is likely that you might as well. Red or purple spider veins can be quite visible on pale skin and many people want a safe, non-surgical vein removal treatment.
Laser Vein Removal
For deep vein removal, the Palomar Lux1064+™ Nd:YAG Laser Hand-piece delivers concentrated light at a 1064nm wavelength, which is ideal for targeting a variety of deep leg veins. The light pulses from the laser will heat the blood within the veins. The heat of the blood affects the vessel lining and blood flow, which causes the vein to constrict, collapse and ultimately fade from view. Skin is unaffected by the heat and also protected by the Advanced Contact Cooling™ system so that the procedure is safe and comfortable. Minor swelling or bruising can be present for a few days post treatment, and treated veins may temporarily darken or feel firm as the body heals.
Laser vein removal with Lux1064 is the preferred method to remove spider veins on the legs because it is able to remove veins as large as 4 mm in diameter and penetrate deeper beneath the surface of the skin, where the communicating veins reside. This is proven to diminish spider veins permanently as their source is removed. Click here to see some amazing before after pictures of laser veins removal.
At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we also offer IPL vein removal and sclerotherapy vein removal in conjunction with laser vein removal to effectively remove unwanted spider veins on the legs and face. Based on your individual concerns and your skin assessment, our team of specialists will customize the ideal treatment plan based on your skin type and condition.
IPL Vein Removal
Flushing, spider veins, thread veins and all forms of facial redness and rosacea can be successfully treated using our IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) MaxG technology. Clinical studies have proven that the IPL vein removal can achieve superior efficacy than other laser treatments and with significantly less downtime.
Sclerotherapy Vein Removal
Sclerotherapy vein removal is an alternate treatment option that uses a very fine needle to inject a solution directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and collapse and ultimate fade from view. Sclerotherapy is a well-proven technique that has been used since the 1930s.
Laser Vein Removal FAQ
Is laser vein removal safe?
The laser vein treatments are skin-safe and comfortable. Your Q Esthetics Laser Clinic consultant will go over the risks and benefits of the treatment with you during your complimentary consultation. The hand-piece delivers its energy in one smooth and gentle pulse to protect the skin from a sharp rise in temperature.
Am I a good candidate for laser vein removal?
If you think you might be a candidate for laser vein removal, please contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Upon assessment our qualified specialists will assess your concerns and discuss the best treatment plan for your unique condition as well as what to expect pre and post treatment. We look forward to helping you reach your skin care goals.
What factors increase my risk of spider veins?
There are various factors that can make you more susceptible to developing spider veins. These include: family medical history and heredity, aging, hormonal changes, weight gain, pregnancy, lack of movement, crossing the legs or standing for extended periods, sun exposure and trauma or impact.
What does laser vein removal treatment feel like?
A highly trained medical aesthetician or laser technician will move the hand-piece over your skin, following the length of the vein while applying the laser on the targeted area. You may feel a mild sensation on the skin while the hand-piece is being pulsed.
What should I expect after laser vein removal?
Immediately after the laser vein removal, you may experience any of these possible outcomes:
- The vessel disappears
- The vessel darkens
- The vessel shrinks
Within a few hours following the laser spider vein removal procedure the bulging appearance of spider veins will disappear. The surrounding skin may turn pink or become slightly swollen for up to 24 hours. The treated vessels may eventually disappear in 4 to 6 weeks. Usually multiple treatments are necessary to achieve full clearance of facial veins or leg veins. Additional vein removal treatments should be scheduled 8 to 12 weeks apart.
Vein Removal Clinic
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we offer laser vein removal in conjunction with other techniques to treat a wide variety of veins for men and women in Toronto, Mississauga, Thornhill, North York, Scarborough, Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.
Call one of our three convenient clinics today and book your complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.
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