Laser light is a revolutionary treatment option for spider veins and skin pigment problems.
The most common laser procedures are treatment of spider veins on the face, legs, ankles or feet. Spider veins are reddish or purplish in color and can appear raised or flat, and treatment is primarily for cosmetic purposes. The laser can treat either single or matted spider veins.
Cosmetic laser treatment can be used for:
How it works The cosmetic laser machine delivers an intense pulse of light that penetrates the skin. The light is absorbed by the vein and converted to heat, which destroys the blood vessel, taking the unsightly color with it. Despite the intense light, the procedure is remarkably gentle. The light is only absorbed by the vein, and the surrounding tissue is not affected. Because the treatment is so selective, it is considered safer than other treatment options, the most common of which is injection therapy. It is so safe that it can be used to treat infants. The recovery time is also shorter than other options.
Possible side effects
Immediately following treatment, the area that has been treated may appear redder than usual or discolored, and some patients report an increase in skin pigmentation. Skin color usually returns to normal over time.
How long does it take?
A laser light treatment session usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. For some conditions, such as small spider veins, only one session may be required. Additional sessions may be necessary depending on the condition and where on the body the treatment is needed.
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