DLK’s Laser vein treatment uses a laser that works selectively to target tiny spider like veins also know as Telangiectesia at the vascular level and thus removes unwanted veins. The laser sources at DLK use light energy, which is absorbed by the vein causing it to cauterize and close off any blood supply to that vein.
During your consultation with a DLK Medical Aesthetician/Registered Nurse or Physician the most effective and suitable spider vein treatment program for you will be discussed. The choice of technology is based on the vein size or color, density, skin color and treatment area. Multiple sessions are necessary as the laser can only target a number of veins at one time. Treatments are spaced 3-4 weeks apart for facial veins and 2-4 weeks apart for body veins. Close adherence to this schedule will optimize treatment results. This process is repeated until the desired veins are treated.
Laser vein treatment is a safe and effective treatment with no recovery time and patients can return to normal activities immediately. A series of treatments done every 3-4 weeks is recommended for best results. Prior to treatment, protective goggles are placed over the patient’s eyes and a thin layer of conductive gel is applied to the area to be treated. A hand piece with a cool tip is placed against the skin as the spider (Telangiectesia) is targeted with the laser which feels like the snap of a rubber band.
Exclusion Criteria For Laser Vein Treatments:
You should not have laser or treatments if you have had unprotected sun exposure or used tanning beds or tanning creams in the last 4 weeks; are or may be pregnant; have active infections or an immunosuppressive disease; have open lesions; have active Herpes virus infection; or are using a drug called Accutane which can interfere with skin healing.
Minimize sun exposure/tanning for four weeks prior to treatment as sun exposure or a fresh tan can interfere with the effectiveness of the laser treatment. Always use a SPF-30 or greater sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply as necessary. Wear protective, light-occluding hats and clothing.
At home the skin can be cleansed daily with a mild cleanser and we can give you some recommendations according to your individual skin care needs.
To schedule your treatment or consultation please call 416-440-2597.