Laser Vein Removal Los Angeles
LASER SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL OF CHEST VEINS
Note that although topical lasers are very effective in eliminating facial and chest spider veins, they are less effective for removing leg spider veins. Moreover, leg spider vein removal with vascular lasers ends up being a lot more painful than a comparable sclerotherapy treatment. The laser technology used for leg vein removal is known as Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). This technique uses a laser fiber inserted in a vein to treat venous reflux and the varicose veins of the leg.
Lasers and Spider and Reticular Vein Removal
A precise dosages of light is pulsed through a special hand piece to the targeted vein or red skin area. The absorbed light causes thermocoagulation (or clogging) of the treated blood vessels and seals them off from the normal, healthy vascular system. Over time, the successfully treated veins are absorbed and cleared through the body’s natural healing system.
FACIAL RETICULAR VEIN LASER TREATMENT
Lasers Used for the Treatment of Superficial Veins
Advances in technology have helped develop many lasers for different medical uses. Dr. Dishakjian uses only the most advanced laser and light equipments. The Cutera® Nd: YAG laser, equipped with a contact copper cooling tip, not only is the most powerful laser for veins, but it is also the most versatile laser in treating reticular veins and spider veins of all sizes, colors and depths. Very fine and microscopic facial and other spider veins, on the other hand, are best treated with Sciton’s Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment.
Number of Laser Vein Treatment Sessions Needed
Normally only one laser vein treatment session is necessary; however, in some cases, several treatment sessions are needed for optimal results.
What to Expect During and After the Treatment
The combination of the effective cooling system and routine use of topical anesthetic cream keeps the discomfort of the procedure to a minimum level. A pulse of laser light may feel like a pinch similar to a snapping rubber band. Often the treated veins disappear immediately, but in some cases it may take a number of weeks to do so. After a laser vein treatment session, the treated skin will be red for a few days and you may also have some bruising, swelling, and darkening of the veins. This normally resolves within a week. Rarely, some blistering may also occur, but this normally heals within a week with conservative treatments.
COMBINATION OF SCLEROTHERAPY AND LASER VEIN TREATMENT
UNDER EYE RETICULAR VEIN TREATED WITH LASER
Sometimes, the best laser vein removal results are achieved using a custom-designed combination of procedures, including sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, IPL, and the potent power and penetration of the Cutera® laser. When applied to legs, the outcome is rejuvenated, healthy looking legs with better circulation and elimination of pain caused by varicose or spider veins that may have plagued you for years.
Questions about the Cost of Laser Vein Removal or the Treatment?
Call 818-832-4500 to talk to our receptionist. She will be delighted to assist you with any enquiries regarding cost of laser vein treatment, additional information, or scheduling a consultation session with Dr. Dishakjian, a cosmetic surgeon and phlebologist. Consultations with the doctor are free with the purchase of any service. We charge a nominal refundable consultation fee for the first office visit only. This fee is fully credited towards a subsequently purchased service.
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