METROPOLITAN COSMETIC LASER CTR.
We have two different types of vein removal that we offer. We have Laser Vein removal. Used primarley for the face but is available on the legs. Then we also do sclerotherapy injections for the legs.
How Laser Vein Removal works
High energy beam penetrates through the skin and gets absorbed in blood cells inside the leg veins. Once absorbed, the energy turns into heat, which evaporates blood and heats up vessel walls. Heated vessel walls collapse and glue together.
Destroyed bloodless vessels dissipate in the body within a few weeks.
How many treatments will you need?
Based on the severity of the veins there may be between 1 and 3 treatments. An exact amount cannot be determined.
How long will the procedure last?
Based on the area of treatment. Usually it takes anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes of lasting time.
Are the results permanent?
The damaged vessels will not come back. However, if you have certain hereditary conditions, more veins may develop over time
How it works
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Veins are injected with a sterile chemical sclerant, which irritates the vessel's lining, making it become inflamed, harden, and eventually fade away completely. Blood circulation is carried out through healthy veins located deeper within the body, so the outward appearance and sometimes pain associated with the problem veins is significantly reduced.
What is the procedure like?
The treatment area will be sterilized, then the doctor will begin injecting the sclerosant into first the larger veins, then smaller ones, monitoring the progress of the chemical throughout the process. For every inch of vein treated, one injection will likely be administered. Since the injection needle is so small, patients often feel little pain . The injection process typically is complete in just 15 to 30 minutes. A minor stinging or burning sensation is common during and right after the injections are made, but is short lived. After the treatment is finished, a bandage will be applied and we
recommend the use of compression or support hose for at least a few days.
How long will the results last?
Studies have shown that as many as 50%-80% of injected veins may be eliminated with each session of sclerotherapy. Less than 10% of the people who have sclerotherapy do not respond to the injections at all. If the veins respond to the treatment, they will not reappear. However, new veins may appear at the same rate as before.
Sclerothreapy before treatment
Sclerothreapy after 1 treatment
Laser Vein removal Before and After for facial spider veins.
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