What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
You will experience a stinging burning sensation during the treatment, which resolves immediately after the treatment is over. In some cases you may prefer to use topical anesthetic cream, which may completely eliminate any discomfort.
What Should I Expect After The Procedure?
The appearance of the treated vessels will dramatically change turning from blue to purple into light red. Some of the vessels may bulge, however, any inflammation will disappear within a couple of hours. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs, which may take anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the severity of the veins.
The post-operative treatment regime may include wearing support hose, avoiding medication containing aspirin and wearing sunscreen. Make sure to discuss these options with your laser practitioner prior to the treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on the severity of the veins, you may require between one and three treatments six weeks apart. The treatment is performed on the existing vessels, diminishing or completely eliminating their appearance. However, the development of new veins cannot be prevented. If your body tends to develop vascular problems you will most likely come back for additional treatments.