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LASER VEIN TREATMENT

Laser Vein picToday, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non- invasive treatments.  This exciting treatment with the Syneron Laser is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest - just about anywhere! Laser Therapy also treats benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because there are very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment! Which type of veins can the Syneron Laser treat? The Syneron Laser treats many types of leg veins, including shallow spider veins and reticular veins.

Laser Vein picSpider Veins are very small veins caused by a dilation of the small venules under the skin.  This occurs when the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall.  The ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced in women when the body's estrogen level is reduced.

Reticular Veins are small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin venules and, therefore, are larger.  These veins have thin walls and dilate with excessive venous pressure.  When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.

Who are candidates for treatment?

Light and dark-skinned individuals can now safely and effectively benefit from therapy with the Syneron Laser.  Patients with dark suntans or photosensitivity disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or currently taking photosensitizing medications are not good candidates. How many treatments are required? The number of treatments necessary to resolve your vein problem depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal.  During your consultation, an approximate number of treatments will be recommended.

What does the treatment involve?

As a result of treatment, the walls of the veins are damaged by the heat of the laser.  The body then begins the healing process.  The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether.  Laser Therapy allows customized treatment of virtually every small vein disorder, including deep veins and veins that do not respond to other treatment methods.

What are the side effects and is there "down time"?

The beauty of this treatment is there is no down time involved.  You can resume regular activities immediately. Pain is generally mild.  Swelling and mild bruising can occur, but most always resolve over time. Limiting sun exposure will greatly minimize the risk of complications. Schedule a consultation and discover how this treatment can benefit you!

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