Laser vein removal is a non-invasive procedure that helps to remove unsightly veins on all areas of your body, including on your hands, face, and body. These red, blue, and purple veins are often referred to as “spider veins.”
The Gemini Laser utilizes a dual wavelength, which results in greater flexibility for the treatment of spider veins on the face as well as the legs. Heat generated by the laser causes spider veins to shrink. The idea is to collapse the vessel so that blood is no longer being pumped through. Once the vessel has closed, it will be absorbed by the body.
The laser can also reduce a permanently flushed appearance or remove specific areas of redness on the face.
Is it painful?
The procedure involves very little trauma to the skin. However, patients may experience mild pain with these laser treatments, similar to having a rubber band snapped against one’s skin. The laser technicians are extensively trained to help minimize all pain and discomfort during the procedure.
How many treatments do I need? Is there a recovery?
The number of treatments needed will depend on the size and area being treated. It takes 2 weeks for resolution to happen on the face, while it can take 9-12 weeks for resolution to occur on the legs.
There is little to no down time. After the treatment, the removed vessels will not re-emerge. However, if you are prone to the appearance of veins, new veins may appear. Steps can be taken to prevent new or more veins from appearing, and we will review them with you during your consultation.
After the treatment, it is important to keep the treated area cool and follow the aftercare steps provided to you. The treated area, especially the face, may experience swelling. Treatments on the legs will appear red, and you may have a scratched appearance or possible bruising, for a few weeks.
Would you like to learn more about laser vein removal? Simply complete the form in the top left corner or call 662-377-6290.