Laser Vein Therapy and Sclerotherapy

Laser Vein Therapy and Sclerotherapy

Do you avoid showing your legs because you have visible veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles, if so, you are not alone.  Do you have red blood vessels around the nose and cheeks that are hard to cover up with makeup or powder?  It’s estimated that at least half of all men and women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem. If you would like to eliminate your spider veins and improve your appearance, laser vein therapy can help.  Our staff uses the best quality laser available to permanently remove and reduce the noticeable vessels in the face and legs in a comfortable treatment and within a beautiful setting.

What is laser vein therapy?

  • Laser vein therapy is a laser that is applied to the skin over your spider veins of the face or legs. The laser energy passes through the top layer of skin to the targeted blood vessel, causing it to slowly heat up and seal itself.  Laser therapy is most effective for small and medium size spider veins.  They sometimes instantly disappear with little to no bruising.  All of our treatments are monitored by our board certified cosmetic plastic surgeons.

 What should I expect from laser vein therapy?

  • You are likely to experience mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snapping against skin. Treatments do not require sedatives, pain medications, or injections of local anesthetic  We use special cooling to the skin to reduce swelling and discomfort.  Immediately following treatment, spider veins will be darker and more visible; however; over two to six weeks, your spider veins usually fade.  One to three treatments are the typical number of treatments needed and they are separated by 4-6 weeks.

  Am I a candidate for laser vein therapy?

  • Due to the sophisticated lasers at Limelight Medspa and Cosmetic Laser Centre,  we are able to effectively treat a large range of red, blue, green and purple veins on the face and legs.  We are able to treat skin types that are fair and Caucasian to darker skin types as well in a safe environment.

  What is sclerotherapy?

  • Sclerotherapy is a microinjection of a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse. This procedure is best suited for medium to large spider veins because it relies upon fitting a tiny needle into a tiny vein. The procedure is performed in the office by a plastic surgeon or nurse and is relatively painless.  We use this alone or even in combination with laser vein therapy as well.