How Laser Vein Treatments Benefit Your Health
We offer laser vein treatments to individuals who want to address their varicose and/or spider veins. Spider veins are a common problem for many men and women alike. Our team at LightTouch Med Spa loves nothing more than helping individuals feel more comfortable in their own skin. Read below for more information on spider veins and laser vein treatments available in Markham at LightTouch Med Spa.
Causes & Treatments for Spider & Varicose Veins
Spider veins are small blue, purple, or red veins that appear just below the surface of the skin. Common causes of spider veins are: hormone imbalances, aging, weight gain, heredity, skin trauma, medications, and standing for long periods of time. The most effective laser vein treatments for spider veins are IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments, and YAG laser treatments. The YAG laser is the most effective for treating deeper varicose veins, while the IPL is a highly effective laser vein treatment for smaller spider veins and broken capillaries.
IPL (intense pulsed light) is a broadband light that is emitted at a specific wavelength (or colour), in a single beam. The machine delivers hundreds of wavelengths of light energy in a single discharge, to the targeted area. IPL is able to target blood in the skin without damaging the surrounding tissues. The light energy is then absorbed by the blood vessels, and in turn, dissolves any unwanted spider veins. The light energy is delivered in a quick flash, called a light pulse, and creates a slight sensation not unlike the feeling of an elastic band snap. This procedure can cause very mild discomfort, however, we encourage clients to communicate openly with our medical aestheticians so that we can adjust the machine to your needs. We are here to help you feel comfortable in your skin, during procedures and afterwards.
Potential Side Effects
In rare cases of laser vein treatments, individuals have found mild redness and irritation of the treated area, similar to a sunburn. We encourage Markham patients to stay out of the sun directly after treatment, in order to allow the healing process to take place. A series of two to four treatments is recommended in monthly intervals, however the number of treatments will vary depending on each individual’s needs.
For more information about laser vein treatments in Markham, book a free consultation at LightTouch Med Spa today!