How It Works
The laser handpiece will deliver light energy into your skin and will be absorbed by the blood within the vein being targeted while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Once the blood absorbs this energy, the vein will heat up and it will affect the vessel lining. Thus causing the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view leaving your legs looking clear and as beautiful as ever.
Technology We Use
We use a state-of-the-art laser device for our leg vein treatments – Cynosure’s® Elite+TM. The Elite+TM encompasses two proven laser wavelengths that provide an array of laser treatments. Treatments with this system are fast, effective, and safe.
With spot sizes up to 24mm, the Elite+TM laser provides fast treatments, allowing you to resume your normal activities as quickly as possible.
The Elite+TM uses a proven 1064nm wavelength for effective treatment of leg veins in just a few sessions.
The Elite+TM system has been in clinical use for many years and has been proven safe in many clinical publications.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
Before your Elite+TM leg vein treatment, the laser specialist will typically apply a gel to the area being treated. This will help ensure the laser energy is delivered appropriately and will help cool the area during and after the treatment. The provider will begin the treatment by moving the laser handpiece over your skin, following the length of the vein and pulsing the energy as they go. You will be provided safety goggles before the treatment to protect your eyes but you may still see flashes of light as the laser energy is being delivered to your skin. You will also feel a mild sensation and heat on the skin during the treatment but air cooling may be used to help with any discomfort.
The vessels may undergo immediate graying or blanching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red color change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about ten to fourteen days.