Laser Vein Removal
Eliminate or reduce the appearance of superficial varicose or spider veins
Eliminate veins quickly and easily to attain clearer, more beautiful skin with Laser Vein Removal services by DermaCenter™ of Philadelphia. A genetic predisposition to weak vein walls and vein valves, as well as aging, pregnancy, birth control pills, lack of exercise, prolonged sitting or standing, and obesity can contribute to the appearance of unsightly varicose and spider veins on the body, most often on the legs. Spider Vein Removal services by DermaCenter™ include the use of intense pulses of light on unwanted veins. Trapped blood inside the veins absorbs the light energy and causes the body to collapse the veins. This non-invasive service usually requires at least three treatments to see full results.
The DermaCenter™ staff is committed to the highest level of customer service, and wants its clients to be informed of their options. Schedule a FREE consultation or call (215) 735-7990 for more information about our varicose and spider vein removal services.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the treatment work?
The laser emits a specialized light that is absorbed by the blood found in veins. The laser causes the vein to close and be absorbed by the body.
How many treatments are required?
The majority of the treated veins will disappear within two to three treatments, which are administered in three to four week intervals. Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve the maximum long-term effect. New veins may appear with time and require additional treatments.
Is Laser Vein Removal safe?
Laser therapy is safe and has few possible complications. Common side effects include bruising, redness and discomfort around the treated area. These effects are not dangerous and resolve over time.
Will there be any downtime?
There is no downtime after Laser Vein Removal, but you should not exercise for a couple days following the procedure.
What are the benefits of Laser Vein Removal over other treatments?
The benefits of Laser Vein Removal over other therapies are that there is no downtime, and it is faster than other therapies. Excellent results are achieved with a few treatments.
What can be expected post-treatment?
After treatment, a heated sensation may occur, redness may appear around the treated area and there may be mild swelling. This will disappear in a few days. A cold compress may be applied to the treated area.
Who are candidates for Laser Vein Removal?
Clients with spider veins on their legs are candidates for Laser Vein Removal. Both light and dark-skinned clients can safely and effectively benefit from Laser Vein Removal.
Who should avoid Laser Vein Removal?
Clients taking blood thinners are generally not candidates for Laser Vein Removal. Also, clients with dark suntans, bleeding disorders, or those currently taking photosensitizing medications may also want to avoid Laser Vein Removal.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
No specific preparation is necessary, except for avoiding the sun in the week or two before your procedure.
What should I expect during my treatment?
During the procedure, you wear goggles to prevent exposure of your eyes to laser light. When the laser is activated, you may feel a stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snap. A topical local anesthetic may be applied before the procedure to reduce discomfort.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may notice some redness and swelling for the first few hours. Also, bruising may occur for the first 24 to 48 hours.
- Avoid exercise and exertion for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid exposure to the sun. After treatments, make sure you apply sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun. Avoid tanning booths – ultraviolet light damages the skin.