Cosmetic laser treatment helps remove leg and facial veins. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions.
What causes unwanted veins?
Red veins, blue veins or purple veins on the leg and face can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age or genetics.
How does laser treatment work?
A cosmetic laser emits a prescribed dose of energy to the vein. The laser "selectively" targets the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel will naturally disappear.
How many treatments are required?
Typically only one or two laser treatments are required and results can be seen in 3-4 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
Does it hurt?
The laser treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you'll be able to resume normal activities immediately.