Vascular Reduction Laser
How Does the Long Pulse Yag Laser Treat Spider Veins?
The Long Pulsed Yag Laser, on our Spectrum laser machine, is another treatment option used on legs and on the face. The Spectrum YAG laser penetrates through the skin and is readily absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin chromophores (veins and vascular lesions). The Laser light is delivered through the skin and into the vein. After heating, the vein walls collapse and seal shut. The sealed vein is then broken down and absorbed by the body.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Treatments can take anywhere from 5-30 minutes depending on size and area being treated.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Patients describe a range of sensations from tingling to the snap of a rubber band during the treatment.
How Long Before I Can See Results?
Many patients experience immediate improvement in the appearance of their veins following the treatment followed by continued improvement over the next week or so.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed to clear or improve the condition differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of spider veins present. One to six, or more, treatments may be needed; the average is three to four. Individual veins require one to three, or more, treatments. Treated vessels will typically fade away over a period of six months.
How Much Will Vascular Reduction Laser Treatment Cost?
The cost of vascular reduction laser treatments depends on the size and how many spider veins are being treated. At Southern Beauty Aesthetics we also understand how patients are managing their budgets, which is why we offer financing through CareCredit®.