Spider Vein Removal Laser Treatment2019-05-28T16:34:07+00:00

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

An Nd: YAG laser penetrates the skin into the superficial blood vessel.  The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein, causing it to collapse and seal.  Over the next 4-6 weeks, the spider vein will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells.  These laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby tissue.  Depending on the size and number of veins, an average of 2-6 treatments will be needed.

The following is a list of answers to questions often asked about this procedure:

How long after laser treatment do spider veins disappear?

The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color then eventually disappear (on average) between two to six weeks.

What kind of laser is used for spider veins?

An Nd: YAG laser is utilized to penetrate the skin into the superficial blood vessel.  The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the spider vein, causing it to collapse and seal.  Over the next few to several weeks, the spider vein will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells.

Is laser spider vein removal permanent?

With laser ablation, some veins may disappear after one treatment while others may take longer.  The average number of treatments is generally between 2 and 4, in order to achieve optimal results.

Do spider veins come back after laser treatment?

So, although the treated spider veins will likely disappear, there is no guarantee that new spider veins will not develop over time as we age.

How long does each treatment take…… and is laser treatment of spider veins painful?

Each procedure usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many spider veins are being treated. Like with any medical treatment, there may be some discomfort.  Leg spider veins usually require more than one treatment, and treatment is best carried out when the client is not planning any sun exposure.

How long is the recovery time?

Recovery times depend on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s capacity to heal. Some redness or purple discoloration may persist for several weeks, or longer. The redness will gradually lighten to a pink tone, and then to a lighter, more natural color. Laser treatment is most effective for small- and medium-size spider veins. Large spider veins are best treated with sclerotherapy.

Is laser treatment permanent?
After treatment, the unsightly red veins are significantly diminished and the skin is returned to a more natural, uniform state. Laser removal does not deter the normal effects of aging, and treatment does not prevent the occurrence of new spider veins.

Covid-19 Update- New Strict Guidelines

 

First and most importantly, we hope that you and your loved ones have remained safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Your well-being and safety are extremely important to us, as is the health and safety of our staff.   

 

We will be re-opening for business on May 18thWe are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure that we provide and maintain the safest environment as we come together again.  The staff at Laser Beauty Works will follow all new, extremely strict protocols to ensure the safety of our team, our incredible clients and our community.  

 

Outlined are the guidelines which ALL clients must follow until further notice:  

 

PLEASE READ THIS IN IT’S ENTIRETY!!! 

 

We strongly advise immunocompromised, at risk and vulnerable clients to really consider your risks before scheduling an appointment in order to reduce your exposure to COVID-19 and any other major health-related illnesses during this crucial time. 

 

We ask that if you are experiencing any illness or symptoms (fever, coughing, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, etc) or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19to please reschedule your appointment. 

 

It is mandatory for ALL clients to wear a face mask at all times.  If you do not have a face mask on before entering, we will refuse service and you will need to call and reschedule your appointment.  

 

In order to follow occupancy regulations, there will be no reception seating available.  We ask that you please arrive to your appointment at your exact appointment time - not earlier or later. There will be no exceptions! In order to do this, we recommend that you arrive early and wait in your car until your appointment time to come up. Please do not bring anyone else with you.   

 

We ask that all clients wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds in the hallway restroom before entering our business space.  We will also provide hand sanitizer in all the treatment rooms for you to use before your treatment. 

 

No cell phones, electronic devices or laptops.  We also kindly ask that you do not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Our lounge/reception area will be closed until further notice so we will not be able to provide you with any complimentary water at this time. Our apologies in advance. 

 

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a COVID-19 Consent in order to be treated.  If you do not agree to sign this, you will not be treated. We will be taking everyone’s temperature with a device that is held close to your forehead and will read your temperature immediately. If you have a fever, you will be asked to leave and reschedule. All staff members will also have their temperaturetaken before each shift.  

 

If you arrive at your appointment showing any visible signs of illness (ex: cough, fever, shortness of breath), even while wearing a face mask, you will be turned away and you will need to reschedule when healthy.  

 

Our “No Show/ No Call Cancellation Policy will still apply to all appointments. 

 

We are following all COVID-19 Health and Safety guidelines from the CDC and DORA (Colorado Dept of Regulatory Division of Professions and Occupations).  Each room will be sanitized after each client to ensure your safety.  We have extended our in-between treatment times to ensure plenty of time for this. 

 

Please understand that we may not be able to perform any face treatments that would require you to remove your face mask.  We are still waiting for a confirmation from DORA as to when we can lift this restriction.  We will be updating you on this as soon as we know. 

 

As a further precaution, we will not be accepting any cash payments as a payment method for services or gratuity.  According to the World Health Organization, cash could be contributing to the spread of the coronavirus and contactless payments are strongly advised.  We will be accepting both debit and credit cards for payment and Venmo as a preferred method of gratuity. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.  We appreciate all of you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon! 

 

Leanne, Melissa and the team at Laser Beauty Works!