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Spider Vein Removal

Millions of women are bothered by unsightly spider veins. Avri Laser Aesthetics provides effective laser treatment for spider veins. It is important for our patients to realize that superficial spider veins often signify an underlying venous insufficiency. Our trained professionals will assess any additional symptoms that may be attributed to underlying venous disease. If symptoms are present you may be referred to our sister company Rocky Mountain Vein Clinic for an evaluation.

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How do Avri Laser Aesthetics laser leg vein treatments work?

Lasers deliver concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target, such as pigment, blood, or water. The hand piece delivers light pulses in the 1064nm wavelength, which is ideal for targeting small veins on the legs or face. The light pulses heat the blood within each vein. The heat of the blood affects the vessel lining, which causes the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view. These non-invasive laser pulses can cause unsightly vessels to fad from view in just a few treatments.

What do laser leg vein treatments feel like?

The Certified Laser Specialist will move the hand piece over your skin, following the length of the vein, pulsing the laser on the targeted vein. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin, while a flashing light, audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand piece is being pulsed. Some patients do not notice any sensation other than cooling; others may notice a slight pinching/stinging sensation.

Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?

Your certified Laser Specialist will go over the risks and benefits of the treatment with you during your initial consultation. Superficial leg and facial vein treatments are safe and comfortable. The laser will deliver energy to the vein in smooth and gentle pulses. The patented DCD technology will deliver a cooling agent to protect the skin.

What should I expect after treatment?

Immediately after treatment you will see any of these three possible outcomes;

  1. The vessel will disappear
  2. The vessel will darken
  3. The vessel will shrink
  • The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours. Typically the skin will resemble a “cat scratch” and may be itchy. This is relieved by cold compresses and will resolve over time.
  • Often more than one treatment is necessary to achieve full clearance of leg veins
  • Patients should avoid any activity or medication that may cause them to vasodilate or increase their blood pressure. This list includes: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Fish Oils, hot showers or baths, steam rooms or saunas, high impact activities and consumption of alcohol for 3-5 days after spider vein removal.

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