Spider veins and varicose veins are an unsightly but generally harmless skin condition. Even though they are harmless, most people will jump at the chance to get rid of them. Thankfully, Atlantis Clinic offers laser vein removal that will restore the smooth, unblemished look of your skin with no pain or side effects.
What Is Laser Vein Removal?
This is a specialized procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light energy to reduce the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins under the skin. The procedure itself is minimally invasive, painless and doesn’t require any form of anesthesia. This makes it a perfect treatment option for most patients.
Who Can Get Laser Vein Removal?
Anyone that has unsightly veins they want to get rid of is a good candidate for this treatment. It is best if the patient is a non-smoker and is in general good health. If you know you have a history of keloid scarring, you may want to avoid laser treatment. This is because the procedure places the beam directly onto the skin, which increases the chance of such scarring. In some cases, those with a darker skin tone may notice the treatment area is lighter than the surrounding skin, so make sure you speak with your medical care provider prior to undergoing treatment.
How Is Laser Vein Removal Completed?
During the procedure, a laser is pressed to the skin covering the treatment areas. The laser pulses through the skin sending directed energy to the veins without harming your other tissues. This is when the blood in the veins heats up in response to the laser beam. The veins begin to shrink and disappear. In most cases, simple laser therapy is enough to remove unwanted veins, but in some cases, deeper veins may require surgery. Each session usually lasts 20 minutes but can be shorter or longer depending on the individual.
Recovering From Laser Vein Removal
In most cases, there is no downtime following a laser vein removal treatment. Most patients are able to walk away and be back to their normal activities immediately. You can expect minor bruising and swelling in the treated area, which will naturally heal within two weeks. Your technician will suggest that you wear compression garments after your treatment to reduce swelling and decrease the chance of complications.
Expected Results from Laser Vein Removal
Once you have healed completely, you can expect to see no veins or extremely light veins in the treated area. The skin will be much smoother and the surface will appear to be more uniform in color. It is important to know that this treatment only works on existing varicose veins and spider veins, and it doesn’t prevent the formation of new ones.
How We Can Help
We offer a range of affordable vein removal treatment packages that fit just about every budget. To find out more about our services or to set up an appointment for an evaluation, give Atlantis Clinic a call at (905) 237-1354 today to find out more. We are always here to serve you.