Treatment for Veins
New York City's Vein Laser & Treatment Experts.
Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Vein Removal, Broken Capillaries, and Treating Sun Damage with the GentleYAG by Candela and the StarLux by Palomar.
Vein disorders are a serious reality for many people. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, but vein disorders cause a lot of unnecessary aggravation and embarrassment. Laser-IPL vein removal is an easy solution to an ever-growing problem. If you suffer from a vein disorder, but are hesitant about long, painful procedures, laser vein removal may be just what you're looking for. The origins of some vein disorders are still unknown, but it is thought that many are caused by heredity, excessive standing, weight gain, hormonal changes and even pregnancy. Laser and Intense Pulsed Light technology has become an important factor in the treatment of vascular deformities we combine both. Laser-IPL vein removal allows for the treatment of vein disorders using non-invasive, non-surgical technology. The most common vein disorders today are spider veins and varicose veins. These and other disorders, depending on severity, have been successfully treated using this laser and IPL treatment.
How It Works
Brief light pulses are delivered to the vein through the skin's surface. They are absorbed by hemoglobin (the substance that gives blood the reddish, purple color) and converted into heat. This heat causes the walls of the vein to collapse which, in turn, stops the blood flow. Once this happens, the vein is slowly absorbed into the body, disappearing from sight.
Laser and IPL technology enables the doctor to collapse the veins without doing any damage to the outer layers of skin. The wavelength discharged through the pulse enables the light to reach the target veins under the skin while evading the outer skin entirely. The light pulses are delivered so quickly, there is not enough time for the skin to be damaged.
The face has an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Broken capillaries occur when the capillary walls narrow and widen too quickly causing the muscles in the walls to tear. This in turn allows the blood to seep out resulting in broken capillaries.
Broken capillaries are commonly found on the cheeks or nose area and these appear as small red / pink threads under the skins surface. Over time, aging, trauma, sun exposure, and certain lifestyle factors cause a number of them to break appearing as red streaks or blotches on the face. Dehydrated, dry and sensitive skins often have thin skin that provides less protection and therefore, these skin types are the most commonly effected with broken capillaries
Common causes of broken capillaries are:
- Hot conditions
- Wind blowing on the face
- Burning i.e. sunburn
- Moving from one extreme temperature to another
- Pressure i.e. squeezing spots or glasses pressing on the face
Many people suffer from broken capillaries that cause social embarrassment. For both women and men, IPL can successfully treat dilated blood vessels without injuring the surrounding healthy skin. IPL therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.
Laser Vein Removal F.A.Q.
Will It Hurt?
When the laser is used, it produces a minor tingling feeling and causes the skin to become slightly red. This usually subsides after a few days. Cooling agents are in place in order to maximize comfort and protect the outer layers of the skin. A local anesthetic can be used if a patient finds the application of the laser too painful.
Are There any Risks?
There are a few minor risks that are sometimes associated with laser vein procedures:
- Slight discoloration of skin or pigment change
- Allergic reaction to anesthetic
- Insufficient removal of veins
All of these risks are rare and completely treatable. Patients should confer with a physician in order to attain all the pertinent information.
What Should I Do After The Treatment?
This procedure results in rapid healing with minimal side effects. Some patients occasionally blister, experience temporary skin discoloration, bruising and/or reddening of the skin. These conditions usually subside anywhere between a few weeks and a few months.
After the procedure, for the first 48 hours, patients should avoid any strenuous activity, keep the treatment area moist with antibiotic cream and avoid any anti-inflammatory or aspirin related medications. Patients should also wear support shoes for at least three days. This will reduce any inflammation and build-up that might cause the legs to swell or cause the veins to return.
The most important thing to do after treatment is limit your exposure to the sun. All patients' skin will be very susceptible to sunlight. If patients do need to go outside for any reason, sunscreen should be worn at all times.
How Much Will It Cost?
New York City Laser Vein Removal treatments usually start at about $50 for a small area and tend to go up from there. Treatments can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes and are usually spaced about 3 to 6 weeks apart depending on the severity of the vein disorder.
What Results Can I Expect?
New York City Laser Vein Removal treatment works by breaking up veins so that they can be dissolved and absorbed by the body. This does not happen immediately. Veins usually dissolve over the course of several weeks. If patients take all the necessary precautions following their treatments, a vein disorder free life is a real possibility.
|Estimated Prices per square inch||$150 - $400|