What is laser vein removal?
Laser vein removal is used as an alternative to or to complement sclerotherapy. This is one of our favourite treatments to do; it’s like magic! We use the gold standard Nd:Yag 1064nm laser and/or the 532nm laser, to treat each vessel individually and often see them disappear before our eyes!* Clients are always very pleased to see immediate improvement after the laser treatment.*
After a vessel treatment, any redness subsides in approximately 24-48 hours while inflammation may take up to 72 hours to resolve. The area is cooled, and then we apply sunscreen and cover with Colorescience mineral skin care cosmetics. You leave the studio looking like you have had nothing done at all!
A follow-up appointment in three weeks is always booked before you leave. Vessels treated in other areas, such as the legs, take longer to heal and follow-up appointments are generally booked in four to eight weeks.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
During this time we recommend gentle care of the skin without any harsh exfoliation as the skin is still healing.
- Laser vein removal is also included in our Picofirm, Photofirm and Laser Genesis Pro treatments.
- May also be done after a Microdermabrasion, HydraFacial or Dermaplaning treatment.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, also referred to as telangiectasia or venulectasias, can form when there is weakening of the blood vessel wall and may develop on any part of the body, including the face. They appear as small red, blue or purple thread-like lines in shapes resembling:
- A spider web
- Branches on a tree, or
- Thin, separate lines
Factors that contribute to developing spider veins:
- Sun damage
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Hormonal therapy
- Weight loss/gain
- Medical conditions
It is important to note that although spider veins are a very common condition and are mainly treated for cosmetic reasons, they may also indicate an underlying medical condition. If you are unsure of the cause and have concerns about them, you should consult your doctor.
Pre and Post Treatment Information
$200 – $495
Treatment time 15-60 minutes
A consultation is recommended for accurate pricing.
Schedule treatments in NW Calgary
If you suffer from spider veins, or other vein issues on your body or face, book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary today! You can get started by either clicking through the form on our site or by giving us a call at (403) 264-4494.