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Leg and Facial Vein Therapies

NdYag Treatment for Leg and Facial Veins

The combination of Intense Pulsed Light and 1064 nm pulsed laser light addresses both the dynamics of hydrostatic pressure and the complexity of vessel networks. This makes our Lumenis One and Quantum multi-technology systems an effective and more complete alternative to conventional lasers or injection therapy. Unique Multiple Synchronized Pulsing optimizes treatment efficacy, and the state-of-the-art cooling system increases patient safety and comfort.

During treatment, light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the blood. Delays between the pulses allow for sufficient cooling of the epidermis and thermal relaxation of the vessel.

Immediately after treatment, the temperature within the treated blood vessel has been raised sufficiently for it to collapse and break down with virtually no purpura effect.

After treatment and over time, the blood vessel disappears almost completely.


Intense Pulsed Light for Leg Veins

Our practice is pleased to offer IPL and laser leg vein treatments. Ask your physician to tell you more about your treatment, possible side-effects and what results you can expect during your consultation. Be sure to also ask your physician about all the other benefits of IPL treatments

What are IPL and Laser Treatments for Leg Veins?

IPL and laser technologies are used separately, and in some cases, together to treat surface veins as well as larger, deeper veins. Light and laser energy are used to selectively target hemoglobin and force the vessel wall to collapse. Over time, the vessel disappears. Unsightly leg veins of all types can be treated – simply, non-invasively and successfully.

How does it work?

Surface veins are treated differently than larger, deeper veins. Surface veins are treated with IPL , which uses light energy to selectively target the surface veins. The light energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin (blood), which turns into heat. The blood coagulates causing the vessel wall to collapse, and over time, the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears – all without damaging the surrounding tissue. Larger, deeper veins are treated with laser technology. These veins respond to a certain wavelength of laser light, selectively absorbing the laser light. As with surface veins, the laser light is converted into heat which results in coagulated blood. The vein is destroyed and is reabsorbed by the body—all without damaging the surrounding tissue.

What are treatments like?

IPL and laser technologies are typically performed in a physician’s office. First, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from the bright light. The pulses of light are applied to your skin, and you may feel a slight stinging. Treatment is generally administered in a series of sessions, often over a few months before the effect is complete. You will see gradual improvement that
yields excellent long-term results with very low risk and very minimal downtime.

Light and laser energy are used to target and treat surface veins, as well as larger, deeper veins. During treatment, non-invasive laser energy is absorbed by hemoglobin and converted to heat energy. Immediately after treatment, blood coagulates and the vessel wall collapses. After treatment, over time, the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.


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