Like many other people, you probably have some visible veins on your skin, those little curved blue or purple lines. More than 80% of women have visible veins, and a great number of men, also. They are a part of aging, but you don’t need to put up with them.
Visible veins are known in the medical field as telangiectasia, which can appear as broken blood vessels, spider veins, and lesions. Most individuals see them in their thighs and knees, but they can show up in other places, too.
Why Bother Fixing It if Telangiectasia Isn’t Serious?
Visible veins on arms and legs curbs the types of fashions you can wear, which isn’t good at all. Individuals who feel self-conscious of their visible veins usually cover them up. Glow Aesthetic Center’s aesthetic laser treatment targets visible veins so you can wear whatever you want. Glow Aesthetic Center’s aesthetic laser treatment is performed at a high-tech facility by caring aesthetic clinicians highly trained in the operation of our lasers.
How Does Aesthetic Laser Treatment Work?
Laser treatments focus on visible veins, sending out a wavelength that hemoglobin, or red blood cells, in the veins absorb. The veins then collapse and disappear. This treatment is quick and non-invasive and can treat a variety of sizes and depths of veins.
As to why these superficial veins appear is unknown, but genes may be partly to blame. In addition, tanning, hormonal changes, birth control pills, and tight clothing can also be a factor.
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LASER VEIN TREATMENTS
After Your Treatment:
Keep the treated area moisturized with Aquaphor® or Vaseline® 3 times per day for a minimum of 2 days in order to lessen irritation
For a minimum of 3 days, do not bathe in hot water, either in a bathtub or hot tub. Instead, take cool or tepid showers. Do not scrub the treated skin. Pat the treated skin dry; do not rub with your towel
Do not swim in any body of water, including a swimming pool, for a minimum of 3 days
Stay out of the sun and avoid tanning beds. If you must go outside, apply a sunblock with SPF 50 or above
For a minimum of 1 week following treatment, avoid products that may irritate the treatment area, including: toner, astringent, retinols or retinoids, medicated body or face wash, harsh soap, peel, scrub, or other exfoliating agent and do not scrub or rub the treated area
Discomfort or pain
Ice packs, with a thin cloth such as a dishtowel between the pack and your skin, can help reduce any swelling, redness, or minor burns. Use them for periods of 3 to 5 minutes for 1 to 2 hours. In addition, apply 1% hydrocortisone and Aquaphor® or Vaseline® to the treated area a maximum of 3 times daily until symptoms subside.
For itching or swelling
Take oral liquid Benadryl®, Allegra®, or Claritin®, which are all available without a prescription, as needed for up to a week. These can also be taken before your next treatment, and you may apply Aquaphor® or Vaseline® then also.
You may see microcrusting of the treated area. If so, do not scrub or rub the skin. Instead, apply Aquaphor® or Vaseline® and call us for more information
Before Your Next Treatment (precare instructions):
Stay out of the sun! Avoid tanning beds and even casual sunshine. Also avoid spray tanning and self-tanning products. Apply sunscreen to the treatment area. There is a greater chance of adverse side effects for tan skin. You may have to reschedule the treatment
*RESULTS AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE MAY VARY.