Visible veins and vessels on the face, legs, neck or chest can be frustrating. Whether small networks of telangiectasia (spider veins) or larger, more pronounced skin lesions such as hemangiomas or venous lakes, these skin conditions have a way of making us feel uncomfortable. Though their causes are uncertain, many visible veins and broken capillaries are linked to sun exposure and skin aging. Facial redness and flushing can also be an indicator of rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition.
At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare, we have a comprehensive laser treatment system that combats a number of skin irritations and unsightly veins and vessels. Introducing the GentleMax laser system from Candela. This dual wavelength laser combines the efficacy of GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for unmatched speed, performance and patient safety. A breakthrough technology, the GentleMax laser is an innovative combination of laser energies. Used also for laser hair removal, sun damage repair and treating brown spots, the GentleMax laser system is customizable and allows for multiple wavelength applications – making it one of the most advanced laser systems on the market today.
The GentleMax laser system can treat a variety of vein and vessel concerns including (but not limited to):
- Spider veins
- Leg veins
- Flushing and redness
- Broken capillaries
- Venous lakes
- Blue facial veins
How do laser vein treatments work?
The GentleMax laser targets pigment. The red, purple or blue pigment of the broken or enlarged vein absorbs the heat energy from the laser, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. This targeted laser energy disrupts the vein or vessel, causing the blood inside to coagulate. Once coagulation has taken place, the vein collapses and is absorbed back into the body. The blood flow will be redirected to a vein deeper in the skin. In some instances, targeted vessels will clear instantly. Generally, two to three treatments are recommended for optimal clearance of surface veins and four to five treatments for deeper or clustered veins and vessels.
What does a laser vein treatment feel like?
The laser delivers heat energy in short bursts. Most patients describe the sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Our lasers have a built-in cooling system for added patient comfort.
If you’ve noticed visible veins appearing on your skin, or are finally ready to treat persistent facial redness and flushing, we invite you to book a complimentary consultation. We will thoroughly examine your skin and build a customized treatment strategy for your unique concern.
Call (905) 901-9545 or email us today to request a laser vein consultation.