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Laser vein therapy can safely treat face and leg veins and vascular lesions.

Laser vein therapy uses a laser beam to gently heat and destroy the blood vessel. Afterward, your body dissolves any remaining fragments over the course of a few days to a few weeks Thus, you are left with beautiful, smooth appearing skin. Treatments are quick, safe and effective.  There is no downtime or strict after care precautions.  In most cases, one treatment is effective.  Depending on the size of the vessel, follow up treatments may be necessary.

What Causes Spider Veins, Broken Capillaries and Vascular Anomalies?

Spider veins can be caused by many factors.  As we age, valves in the veins weaken leading to enlargement of veins.  Certain factors such as gender, genetics and hormones can increase the risk of developing spider veins.  Lifestyle factors such as occupation, prolonged sitting or standing, and obesity can put additional pressure on veins.  Broken capillaries are often caused by sun exposure and can be worsened by alcohol, tobacco, heat and the sun.

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What are treatments like?

Laser vein therapy can feel like a rubber band snap but the surface of the skin is protected and cooled by a spray before and after the laser is activated which helps to make the treatments more comfortable.  Treatments are very quick as the laser burst is less than a second and are completely tolerable.

When will I see results?

After laser vein therapy, you may notice immediate improvement if the vessels are small.  However, for most lesions, the process is gradual as the body dissolves the collapsed vessel which can take days up to weeks to fully clear.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments for laser vein therapy depend on the size and location of the vessel.  In general, most vessels on the face will be completely treated after the first session.  Vessels on the legs will likely need 2-3 sessions but you will see a significant improvement after the first.

What are the possible side effects?

It is normal to have redness and some swelling.  In some cases you may notice “welts” or “stripes” or hive type lesions which can develop immediately after treatment or within the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment.  This is a normal response to therapy.  In some cases a bruise may appear and usually disappear in under a week.  In rare cases, a dark area of pigment may occur at the treatment site which may persist for several months.

Does a doctor perform the procedure?

Yes.  Our on-site physician performs all laser procedures.

Laser Vein Consultation at Total Illusion

At Total Illusion, we can help you free yourself of veins. Schedule a FREE consultation with our doctor to discuss if laser vein therapy is right for you. Just click the “Book Now” button below or give us a call at (562) 431-7779 opens phone dialertoday.


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