Laser Vein Removal
Long pulsed laser is used to pass adequate amount of energy through the skin into the blood vessels. When the energy is absorbed by the pigments in the blood, this lead to selective damage to the lining of the targeted blood vessels. The damaged blood vessel will turn dark or disappear immediately, such damaged tissues will be eliminated through our body metabolism.
How does laser remove unsightly vein?
What are the benefits of laser treatment in comparison to other treatment eg. Injectable?Laser offers non-invasive, long term approach to the removal of the vein. It is a useful treatment that can target small capillaries which are impossible to get treated with injectable sclerotherapy or surgical stripping. Under the skilled hand, it has significantly lower risk of bruising, swelling or tissue necrosis that are commonly seen in sclerotherapy.
How many treatments are needed?
One should be able to see immediate disappearance of the veins. Nevertheless, some cases might require 2 to 3 sessions of laser treatment depends on the number of veins, their sizes and location.
Is Laser Vein Removal painful?
This is a very tolerable treatment. Adequate cooling will be apply for both comfort and safety purpose. The sensation of the laser as it hits the skin is described as rubber band snapped against the skin.