How it works
Using our Cutera excel HR system, the laser is gently placed over the affected area while directing mild pulses of light energy. The blood within the vein coagulates, the vessel is destroyed and the blood flow is redirected by other veins. Expect to see the vein turn red immediately following treatment and allow the body to reabsorb the vein slowly over 4 weeks. Depending on the size of the vessel, you’ll require one to four visits, up to six weeks apart. Each appointment lasts between 15 minutes and an hour.
Avoid using makeup on the day of your appointment.
Avoid tanning or the use of self tanning creams for two weeks prior.
If you regularly use medications or supplements, there is an increased risk of bruising in the treated area.
Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin two weeks prior.
Patients typically experience some redness and discomfort in the treatment area during and after treatments. This is normal and usually no down time is needed.
We may recommend compression stockings to be worn for up to two weeks if your condition is more serious.
Avoid strenuous exercise immediately after treatment and high impact activity for three to five days.
Avoid heat for at least 2 days - including hot tubs, hot showers and no UVR sun exposure for at least 7 days.
Avoid products that may irritate the skin, such as astringents.
Daily use of broad spectrum SPF30 sunscreen is recommended
The information provided here is just an overview. Each case will be different depending on the person. We’ll be happy to provide more detailed information as it pertains to you when you book your free consultation with us.