What is Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser Vein Treatment procedures at J SPA Medical Spa are done using the YAG laser. Dr. Jacono chooses to use the long pulsed YAG laser to diminish a broad range of visible blood vessels such as deep blue reticular veins and tiny spider veins because it can be done in a quick and safe manner without the need for any painful injections.
Laser Vein Therapy can also treat blood blisters known as hemangiomas, and patients with port wine stains or other vascular lesions may also see benefit from this treatment.
How Does this Treatment Work?
The results are achieved by delivering pulses of light energy from the laser onto the treatment area. This causes the blood within the unsightly vein to coagulate and will eventually destroy the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Once these blood vessels are destroyed, your blood flow will be redirected to deeper veins that are located well below your skin’s surface. This is done safely and without any scarring.
Laser Vein Therapy is ideal for diminishing the appearance of unwanted veins. The type of veins that can be treated includes telangiectasia which are the small facial veins, spider veins, and the large blue veins typically found in the legs. This treatment is safe and effective for patients of all skin tones so patients with light skin, dark skin, or even tanned skin will see amazing results with minimal downtime or bruising.
Laser Vein Therapy is generally performed on the legs and face but can be performed on all parts of the body.
Benefits of Laser Vein Treatment Include:
- Facial veins
- Spider veins
- Deep blue veins
- No painful injections
- Minimal bruising post-treatment
How Long Do Laser Vein Treatments Results Last?
After one or two treatments, most patient’s results are sufficient when treating smaller facial veins and spider veins. The actual number of treatments required however depends on the number of veins, the veins color, and the actual size of the veins being removed. J SPA Medical Spa patients find that most the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear. These new veins can be treated as needed.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Vein Treatments?
Men and women who want to reduce or eliminate the appearance of unsightly veins on their face, legs, or any other part of their body, may be a good candidate for laser vein treatment. This procedure cannot be used on areas that have tattoos and it will also not work with varicose veins. Our trained estheticians and laser specialists will be able to determine if this procedure is right for you.
To schedule your laser vein treatment appointment today, simply call our office at 516-773-2424 or complete an online consultation request form.
Laser Vein Treatment FAQs
How does laser removal of unwanted blood vessels work?
The laser coagulates the blood in the vessel, shutting it down.
What areas of the body can be treated?
At J SPA we only treat the face.
What are the benefits of laser removal of unwanted blood vessels compared to alternative treatments?
Because blood vessels on the face are so small, laser treatment works better than sclerotherapy.
What are the risks of laser removal of blood vessels?
When performed by an experienced laser technician or doctor, there are very minimal risks.
Is laser removal of blood vessels “permanent”?
Often times the veins will reappear on show up in a different area.
Should I expect to be “free of unsightly blood vessels” in the treated area after the series of treatments?
Yes, that is possible but in time they may reappear.
How many blood vessels will grow back, and how fast will they grow back?
Every patient is different so that is hard to determine.
How many treatments are needed?
Usually three or more spaced out 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Which types of vessels respond best to treatment?
At J SPA we only treat spider veins which respond very well to this type of treatment.
What causes unwanted blood vessels?
There are many causes including age, trauma, and heredity.
Does it hurt?
No, but there is some slight discomfort during the treatment.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
We recommend refraining from any strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment.