Laser Vein Treatment
Unsightly veins affect millions of men and women across the country. While women are generally more susceptible than men, both genders have to deal with the frustration of vein problems.
Varicose veins and spider veins are the most common forms of vein disease. Spider veins are the small, purple/blue veins that are noticeable on the surface of your skin. These are the ones that we can now eliminate without needles, using laser vein treatments.
Prominent red or blue blood vessels on your face or legs can be an unsightly distraction to otherwise unblemished skin. Fiala Aesthetics brings you the most advanced medical technologies to help you look your best.
Spider veins of the face and legs may be treated with excellent results. For some patients, the laser may also be used to treat the mid-sized blue “reticular” veins. During your free initial consultation, a careful evaluation will help him determine the best course of treatment for you.
To schedule your vein treatment consultation at Fiala Aesthetics, please call our Altamonte Springs office at 407-339-3222. We serve Orlando, Winter Park, and all surrounding areas of Florida.
What conditions can be treated with laser vein therapy?
- Facial spider veins
- Rosacea – affects the skin of the face around the nose and cheeks, causing a red blush or sunburned look
- Scars – red or purplish scars that are often caused by surgery, trauma, acne or burns
- Stretch marks which are red or purple in color – frequently appearing after pregnancy over the stomach, thighs, buttocks, breasts, shoulders, and lower back; stretch marks also develop after major weight loss
- Spider veins in the leg (less than 2 millimeters)
- Poikiloderma – patchy red discoloration of the skin; commonly occurs on the neck
Besides treating “spider” veins, laser treatments can be effectively used for prominent blood vessels in sensitive areas such as the chest, cheeks, nose, and under the eye. The Excel Laser delivers pulses of laser light energy directly to the blood vessels to be treated, without harming the overlying skin. This energy “welds” the vein closed, sealing it off from the surrounding vascular system. Over time, the successfully treated veins are absorbed and cleared through your body’s natural healing system.
Laser Vein Therapy avoids painful injections; so it’s particularly useful for people who are afraid of needles! Our friendly and professional staff will listen closely to your concerns, answer all of your questions, and customize a treatment plan suited specifically to your needs and lifestyle. For more information, schedule a consultation today for this or any other cosmetic procedure you are interested in.
Laser vein treatments may vary from 15 to 30 minutes. Numbing cream may be applied to the area. After this has taken effect, the laser is used to “zap” the small vessels, one by one. The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. Utilizing a laser allows customized treatment of virtually every small vein disorder, including veins that do not respond to other treatment methods. The number of treatments necessary to resolve your vein concerns depends on the size of the area involved with veins. During your consultation, at Fiala Aesthetics, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results.
Most patients do experience a stinging sensation, like a rubber band snap, as the pulse of energy is delivered through the laser handpiece. Most adults tolerate this amount of pain very well. Topical anesthetic cream to numb the area before treatment is often helpful.
Any discomfort felt during the laser vein treatment procedure can be eased with the application of cool compresses.
Recovery and Results
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately following vein treatment. It is recommended however that you avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun and as always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
Most patients find that the majority of the treated facial veins show significant improvement within a few days to one week. Leg veins will often look worse before they look better because of the initial darkening which may occur. Final results are usually apparent by six weeks to two months after treatment.
Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with laser vein therapy.