About Laser Vein Removal
Commonly found on the legs and face, spider veins are small, branching blood vessels that are visible through the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, spider veins can be red, purple, and blue, which makes them difficult to conceal.
Since spider veins usually progress over time and lead to greater visibility, it's important to seek treatment at the first signs. To reduce the appearance of spider veins on the face and body, Forever Slender Med Spa offers noninvasive laser vein removal for Wayland, MA men and women.
In your private consultation, a member of our team will create a personalized plan based on your unique needs and goals for your laser vein treatment.
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Laser vein removal treatments at Forever Slender Med Spa can improve the appearance of small to medium-sized blood vessels that are on the face and body. Commonly known as spider veins, these blood vessels are typically not a medical problem but they are considered unattractive.
Many people avoid clothing like shorts and swimsuits or use a large amount of makeup to try to hide these veins. Laser vein removal is best for patients who are in overall good health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant.
Laser vein treatments are performed in our Wayland, MA office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
During your laser vein procedure, you will lay comfortably in a private treatment room as the affected area is cleansed and prepared. If requested, a topical anesthetic can be applied before your treatment to lessen any potential discomfort.
The handheld laser device is passed over the area so the energy can target the veins through a series of pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues. The vessel absorbs the laser energy, which collapses and closes the vessel wall.
You will be able to leave our office right after the treatment to resume your normal activities.
What to Expect
After your laser vein removal treatment, you may experience redness, bruising, and swelling, but these symptoms should subside within 7 – 10 days.
For faster healing, support or compression garments should be worn to improve your blood circulation. It's important to avoid prolonged sun exposure and you should apply sunscreen frequently to treated areas. Some patients may see visible improvements immediately but results will vary for each patient.
During your initial consultation, realistic expectations will be discussed along with recommendations on how many sessions needed to achieve your best results. New spider veins will probably develop over time, so more treatments may be needed every few years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser vein removal cost?
Laser vein treatment is priced according to how many veins are being treated and how many sessions will be needed to attain your desired result.
During your consultation, a member of the Forever Slender team will evaluate your veins, and assess their size and location to determine the scope of the treatment process. After this assessment, we will be better able to determine the cost of your treatment plan. Forever Slender Med Spa offers numerous payment options as well as special financing for cosmetic procedures.
Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Laser vein removal works well for veins of all sizes and types. The sclerotherapy procedure involves the injection of a special solution into the vein, causing it to shrink and eventually disappear.
Laser vein treatments are less invasive, using light energy to coagulate the vein, permitting it to be absorbed by the body.
Sclerotherapy is typically a better option for medium to larger blood spider veins and varicose veins, while laser vein treatments are ideal for small veins and those located on the face. Veins treated with laser vein removal have a smaller chance of returning than if sclerotherapy alone is used.
We will work with each patient to determine their best treatment choice based on their specific concerns and goals.
Does the vein go away?
Yes. Laser vein treatment focuses a beam of light onto the vein, destroying it. Our Cutera XEO technology is very precise and is highly focused on the target area, which helps it to not affect the nearby skin. Once the vein collapses, it will be reabsorbed by the body in a period of 4 – 6 weeks.
Where can laser vein removal be used?
Anywhere an unsightly vein exists, laser vein treatment can be utilized. Our state-of-the-art Cutera laser is precise when treating the specific vein so the tissue around the treatment area is not affected. Spider veins are most commonly found on the face, upper thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. Each of these areas can be safely treated with Cutera laser vein treatment.
Is laser vein removal painful?
While most patients report only mild tingling or stinging, our staff will still prepare your skin with an ointment of anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Our laser technology features a built-in cooling system that helps provide a cooling effect, minimizing discomfort and preventing the laser from getting too hot during your session.
Plan Your Procedure
Remove Spider Veins
Instead of concealing or covering unwanted spider veins on your face or body, nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments at Forever Slender Med Spa in Wayland, MA can improve your skin's appearance.
During your consultation, a member of our team can assess your skin and create a laser vein treatment plan that is best for your condition.