Laser for Facial & Spider Veins
Cynosure® Icon™ Laser can be used for:
- Facial & Spider Veins
- Pigmented Lesions
Laser Therapy is very effective for treating spider veins on the face or any other area where the damaged veins are close to the surface of the skin. A doctor treats the facial spider veins with a laser, and the heat of the laser damages the vein, causing it to scar and preventing blood from entering it in the future.
Little recovery time is usually needed with Laser Therapy for spider vein removal. This treatment treats surface veins. If you have deeper veins, Sclerotherapy may be a better option.
How does the laser treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Skintel® Melanin Reader™ technology measures the skin’s melanin index during each treatment and safely determines the ideal settings and ensures effective results. Together, the non-ablative laser and melanin reader offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
What can I expect during treatment?
Clients will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treatment.
Does it hurt?
Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Some conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. You will receive an aftercare package at your first treatment with further instruction.
Are there side effects?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area – these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your practitioner.