Laser Vein Treatment is the use of a laser applied to the skin to minimize and dissipate the look of veins. The laser is applied to the skin and sends waves of energy to the blood vessel. There it is absorbed by hemoglobin. The hemoglobin then causes the blood to coagulate, and the vein will close off. Gradually, the vein will begin to disappear because of the constricted blood vessel.
Laser Vein Treatment has a moderate pain. It is very similar to a rubber band snapping the skin. A numbing cream is applied to the area being treated to help minimize any discomfort. After the treatment has been received, you can expect veins to be darker. However, the veins will begin to disappear by week four. Before treatment will begins, they will apply a numbing cream. Treatment can last anywhere from ten minutes up to one hour; it depends on the size of the area you are having treated. You should not receive laser treatment if you are pregnant or the area being treated has a skin infection.
After the treatment is complete, you can expect a warm tingly feeling that can last up to thirty minutes. The skin will be slightly swollen and red following a treatment. This should last around thirty minutes, and the skin will return to normal. Directly after the treatment, you can expect the treated veins to be darker, which will gradually go away. Additional laser treatments can be given to reduce the veins even more. After you have received a laser treatment, you will need to avoid any strenuous activity and exposure to heat such as hot tubs and saunas. Laser treatments are a very safe procedure with rare side effects. The side effects include blistering, scarring and skin discoloration.
Laser treatments can be given at medical spas or at a plastic surgeon’s office. An appointment is necessary because of the duration of the treatment. Insurance will not cover the laser treatment because it is a cosmetic procedure. To find a plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa near you, you can look at websites to see what they offer and their locations. You can also follow them on Twitter for more updates.