Laser Vein Therapy

By  Dr. Julie Keiffer - at  January 7, 2014    

Most patients have some problem with benign vascular lesions. These are often unsightly veins ranging from telangiectasia to spider veins to deeper vascular lesions which can be treated effectively with our laser vein therapy in Gilbert AZ. Using an infrared light source or Broadband Light (Intense Pulsed Light) and a variety of filters, tiny visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions and discoloration of the skin are easily treated. This type of treatment specifically targets the thousands of tiny veins and blemishes that create a florid and uneven complexion. You can expect an even and clear complexion will emerge and with it a fresher and more youthful appearance.

Unfortunately, laser vein therapy is not effective for larger spider vein removal. If you have a combination of large and small spider veins, you should consider sclerotherapy for the larger ones first, followed later by laser treatment for the smaller ones. The laser is applied to the skin over your spider veins. Laser energy causes your spider veins to coagulate and shrink. Usually there is no need for anesthesia; you will experience a feeling similar to a small rubber band snapping against your skin.

Over a period of 2–6 weeks, spider veins will usually fade. After each treatment, improvement of 70–80% in the appearance of face spider veins two-three month intervals. The treatment may cause minor bruising which usually improves within a week, but often, recovery is immediate. You may apply makeup immediately after the treatment.

 

Dr. Julie Keiffer

Dr. Julie Keiffer

Dr. Julie Keiffer is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor in the state of Arizona. She is considered an expert in managing skin health including aesthetic therapies and minor surgical procedures.

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