Leg Vein Removal Treatments
in Wakefield and Leeds
- Improves confidence.
- Little downtime.
- Visible results.
- The best medical lasers available.
- Advanced & experienced Practitioners.
Affordable cosmetic treatments at Core Medical Clinics.
Telangiectasias, also known as spider veins, are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 mm in diameter. They are usually coloured red, blue or purple and can often take on the appearance of a spider’s web. These perpetually dilated and visible veins, caused by increased pressure to the veins, can develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks.
A hugely effective treatment for spider veins is Leg Vein Removal using laser therapy.
What happens during Leg Vein Removal?
Laser vein treatment usually takes less than an hour. The procedure uses a focused beam of light to target the vein that is selected for treatment, and because the beam is focused it is careful not to affect nearby skin, tissue and veins. As the laser heats up the vein is destroyed, then, over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.
What type of laser is used to treat spider veins?
At Core Medical Clinics, we use the Cynosure Elite, class 4 medical grade laser.
How does the laser work?
The laser penetrates the superficial blood vessels in the skin. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel, causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessel will disappear, and all the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells. The newer laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures.
Is Leg Vein Removal painful?
A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. During treatment, however, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. Our laser has a cooling system that prevents the tip of the laser from getting too hot and resulting in burns or damage to the area.
What preparations should I take before treatment?
There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, but you will want to avoid sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for at least a week prior to the procedure.
As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions, and moisturisers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Leg Vein Removal treatment?
All individuals are evaluated prior to laser therapy. Spider veins do not cause symptoms and are of a cosmetic concern only. For those who have symptoms, further investigation is done to ensure that they do not have varicose veins. Laser therapy is most effective for the very small spider veins and not used to treat large varicose veins.
How many treatments will I need and what is the time between treatments?
You may need between three and six treatments to remove Leg Veins. Treatments should be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results.
Are there any side effects?
The skin above the veins will have a reddish, ‘scratched’ appearance. This generally disappears over the next two days.
What are potential complications of Leg Vein Removal?
The risks associated with Leg Vein Removal using laser therapy are minimal. Your eyes will be shielded during the treatments. Most facilities use state-of-the-art cooling systems, and the treatments are low risk and relatively pain-free.
Will laser treatment cure my spider veins?
There is no cure for spider veins. Although treatment does not prevent the development of new spider veins, the removal of existing veins can dramatically improve the appearance of the affected area, providing a more youthful, healthy look and an even colour pattern to the skin. Spider veins can be recurrent and thus, more treatments will be required in the future.
What should I expect after treatment?
Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight bump on the skin; it should disappear hours after treatment. The area may also appear slightly redder and occasionally may be bruised.
Will the results be immediate?
The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After the Leg Vein Removal using laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red colour, then eventually disappearing in two to six weeks.
Most patients report a high degree of satisfaction with the procedure and relief at no longer having to hide unsightly veins. The treated areas are noticeably clearer and in most cases the skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Majority of the spider veins will disappear within two to four weeks, but in some cases, it will be longer.
Are there any precautions after Leg Vein Removal?
After Leg Vein Removal, it is strongly recommended that you keep away from the sun. Healing can be facilitated by wearing support socks/tights. The pain is minimal, and you may take any over the counter pain medications. After treatment, there is no downtime. You can resume back to all your normal activities immediately afterwards, including going back to work.
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