Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
At Vamp Cosmetic Clinic, the Gentle Max Pro laser from Candela Medical for treatment of spider veins. Spider veins ( or telangiectasia or venulectasias) look like a group of tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins in the shape of a spider web, close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins can develop on almost any part of the body and face, but most frequently on the face, thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.
The laser works by delivering a quick pulse of light and heat to the skin targeting the veins. The heat eliminates and seals the visible part of the vein while the top layers of the skin remain intact so there is very little downtime associated with this treatment. The laser is fast and cooling is used throughout treatment to minimise discomfort.
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Can you treat varicose veins with this laser?
No, varicose veins can not be treated with the Gentle Max Pro laser, only spider veins. Our Therapists are very experienced in laser treatment of spider veins and will quickly identify if your veins are suitable for laser treatment. Consultations are complimentary and you can proceed with laser treatment in the same appointment.
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IS THE TREATMENT SAFE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Spider veins are not a serious medical condition so laser treatment is fast, relatively comfortable and straight forward. The treatment takes a few minutes for a single area and although you will see improvement after your first treatment, a course of 2-3 treatments spaced every 4 weeks apart for facial veins and 10-12 weeks apart for veins treated on the body, is recommended for best results.
WILL I FEEL IT?
Laser treatment for spider veins with the Gentle Max Pro laser is relatively comfortable and over very fast, with a single area treated in just a few minutes. Any discomfort associated with the treatment is over quickly and cooling is used throughout treatment to minimise discomfort. Following treatment you may feel notice some minor swelling and heat, similar to sunburn in the treated area – this resolves within 24-48 hours.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREATMENT?
The procedure directly targets the spider vein leaving the surrounding skin intact so there is minimal downtime associated with this procedure. You will notice some minor swelling and discomfort in the treated area, similar to a minor sunburn immediately following treatment. We recommend avoiding high intensity exercise and excessively hot environments e.g. saunas, spas, for 3-5 days whilst your skin heals and to prevent the vessel from reappearing.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
Any area can be treated but spider veins but most frequently on the face, thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
We generally recommend a course or 3 treatments 4-6 week apart. Treatments can purchased singularly or as a package of 3. A saving of 20% off the single treatment price applies when treatments are pre purchased as a package.
BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES