Vascular therapy at Skin Renew is a tool dermatologists use to reduce skin redness. The therapy utilizes laser technology to destroy superficial red blood vessels. The body ultimately absorbs the treated vessels, reducing visible redness. Though vascular therapy treatments use intense beams of light, wavelengths are specially chosen to target abnormal veins and capillaries, leaving the healthy vessels and skin structures intact.
Laser Vein Therapy is a superior vascular laser system that treats a broad range of vessels from small facial veins to tiny spider veins or large blue leg veins. Areas that can be treated are the face, neck, chest and lower extremities such as the legs, ankles and feet.
What do you need to do to prepare for laser vein therapy?
There are no preparatory steps for this procedure, other than shaving or trimming the area to be treated and avoiding sun exposure for a couple of weeks before. Treatment times differ depending on the size of the area to be treated. During your Laser Vein Therapy session, you can expect to feel tingling or snapping sensations akin to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Some areas of the body, such as the nose, are more sensitive than others, but with others there is little or no discomfort.
After having Laser Vein Therapy, patients may experience slight dryness of the skin, minor swelling and temporary red or purple skin discoloration on the treated areas. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure for a few weeks after your session.