Laser for Leg Veins
Spider and varicose veins are an embarrassing and often painful condition that affects millions of men and women as a result of heredity, pregnancy and hormones. These affected veins appear on the leg as a raised, tangled and unattractive web under the surface of the skin. Women are most often affected by this procedure and as a result may be embarrassed to wear shorts or show their legs.
Laser vein therapy offers patients more precise results through a minimally invasive procedure, which heats the vein and causes it to close, rather than removing it surgically.
Candidates for Laser Vein Therapy
This treatment is ideal for any patients with veins on their legs, regardless of whether they have light or dark skin. Laser vein therapy is considered safe for all skin types. Patients taking blood thinners should notify their doctor before undergoing this procedure.
Benefits of Laser Vein Therapy
Laser vein therapy is faster and less invasive than other forms of vein treatment, causing only mild discomfort similar to the feeling of a rubber band being snapped on the skin. After undergoing this procedure, patients can benefit from smooth, beautiful legs that they are proud to show off.
Laser Vein Therapy Treatment
During the laser vein therapy treatment, a laser is applied directly to the affected vein, causing it to break up and be naturally absorbed by the body. This can be done with several different lasers. Our facility is equipped the latest laser technology to ensure the highest quality of results.
Recovery and Results Following Laser Vein Therapy
Most veins will be fully diminished after two to three treatments spaced three or four weeks apart. Additional treatments may be needed for some veins, as well as to maintain the results of this procedure. Your doctor will determine the appropriate number of treatments for your individual condition.
There is no downtime after treatment. Patients can resume their everyday activities right away, but should avoid strenuous exercise for a few days.
Risks Associated with Laser Vein Therapy
Laser vein therapy is considered safe for all patients with a very low risk of complications, which may include bruising, redness and discomfort. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation is a popular treatment option for restoring aging skin to a smoother and more youthful appearance. This term includes several different noninvasive techniques used to treat wrinkles, sagging skin, brown spots, enlarged pores and more.
Different types of laser treatments are used to treat different skin conditions. Some of the most commonly used procedures include:
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) (Harmony® XL AFT Laser Treatment) – an advanced, versatile system that is highly effective in improving the color, texture and tone of the skin through simple, noninvasive procedures.
- Accent® XL – A unique laser treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) technology to rejuvenate and tighten the skin and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Pixel Laser Resurfacing (Harmony® High Power Pixel Laser Treatment) – is a part of the Harmony® XL laser system, used for non-ablative skin resurfacing for aging, damaged or scarred skin. This treatment can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance pores, fill in acne scars and improve overall skin pigmentation.
Results from laser treatments are usually not immediate and can take several months to appear. Several sessions may be needed in order to reach the patient’s desired results, but laser techniques are often effective in completely eliminating age spots and other concerns.
Although safer than traditional resurfacing procedures, there are some risks associated with laser skin rejuvenation, such as unwanted lightening or darkening of the treated area or scarring. Choosing an experienced doctor can help reduce these risks.
Lift, Tone, & Tighten Skin Without Surgery
Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
The only FDA-cleared procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin. Also, one of the most important benefits of Ultherapy is: No downtime.
Laser Treatment for Scars
Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While many scars fade over time and eventually transform to become barely noticeable, many patients experience disruptions to the healing process that cause scars to become red, raised, indented or otherwise deformed.
Similar to surface treatments, laser treatments for scars gently remove the damaged layers of skin to reveal new, restored skin underneath, while also stimulating collagen production for further gradual improvements. The precise technology used during laser treatments ensures that only damaged tissue is treated, while healthy surrounding tissue remains intact. Our doctors use the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser technology available to ensure safe and effective scar treatment in even the most prominent and sensitive areas.