At 221 Degrees, we offer an advanced treatment for unsightly veins. Our technician can treat smaller vessels using ND Yag laser technology. In this treatment, the target vein immediately shrinks and then dissolves over a period of weeks as the body naturally absorbs the treated vein. Treatments also close the “feeder veins” under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely.
ND Yag laser technology can be used on veins which are usually smaller in size. Your consultant will help you decide if this treatment is the best option for you.
Features and Benefits
Here are benefits:
- Quite a significant relief from aches, pain and heaviness
- A reduced possibility of developing stasis ulcers
- Improved blood circulation
- Quick and easy treatment option which is minimally invasive
ND Yag – (for deeper veins)- laser vein treatment heats up the vessels using a carefully controlled pulse of laser energy. This is precisely calculated and directed to the vessel being treated. It causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up (while not affecting the surrounding skin) and this causes the wall of the vessel to collapse, destroying the vessel. The destroyed vessel is reabsorbed naturally by your white blood cells.
The appearance of treated vessels will change shades, turning from blue and purple into light red, eventually disappearing in two to six weeks. Within a few hours following the procedure, bulging vessels or any inflammation will disappear.
Like many procedures involving heat, protection from the sun is highly recommended after a laser spider vein removal procedure at 221 Degrees Salon & Spa. Healing can be facilitated by wearing support hose. Medication containing aspirin should be avoided. An additional one to three laser spider vein removal treatments can be scheduled six weeks apart to treat new spider veins. Those with a tendency towards vascular problems will most likely require additional treatments.
Skin Resurfacing FAQ
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
Lasers emit high energy at a specific wavelength (or colour) in a single beam. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is broadband light and delivers hundreds of wavelengths (or colours) in a single discharge. Both lasers and IPL are able to specifically target blood (haemoglobin) in the skin without damaging surrounding tissues. The light energy is absorbed by blood inside the veins, heating up the vessel wall, which collapses and then dissolves. Whereas Nd:YAG lasers are able to deliver focused pulses of energy to individual larger blood vessels, IPL and pulsed dye lasers are more suitable for the red flares of vessels.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
The energy is delivered in very short flashes of light called pulses. As the laser light impacts onto the skin’s surface the sensation is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. The procedure produces only mild discomfort and usually normal activities can be resumed immediately.
Is Laser Vein Treatment Safe?
There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest laser vein removal can lead to skin disorders or increase the risk of skin cancer. Our lasers are cleared by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have full CSA clearance for Canada.
Are There Any Side Effects?
In rare cases redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). There is also a small risk of pigment change following treatment. A small minority of patients develop bruising and blistering. This settles within a few days.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
A series of 2 to 4 treatments is recommended at monthly intervals for leg veins.
“Two previous failed attempts by a prominent vein specialist left me skeptical that the large gnarly surface veins in my right leg would ever be removed. 221 Degrees Salon & Spa was a miracle! Rather than experiencing extensive bruising and a six-week absence from work, I was at 221 Degrees at 4:00 PM of afternoon and back to work at 7:00 AM the next morning. The discomfort associated with my large varicose vein is only a memory.
The care provided by 221 Degrees and their staff has been exceptional. I was informed of every move along the procedure, and felt comfortable asking any question.
I would highly recommend 221 Degrees Salon & Spa for this procedure to anyone looking for a solution to problem veins”
“I made a decision to have endogenous laser treatment performed on a badly varicose vein in my left leg. I can say with utter honesty it was one of the best decisions I have made. I can now put on shorts or a skirt and even (with a little courage) wear a bathing suit. I feel like a big load has been lifted off my shoulders. My leg looks like new, all the ugly bulging veins have gone. My leg even feels lighter, before the surgery it seemed like I had a 5 lb. weight attached to my ankle and now the strength has returned to my leg. I will not hesitate to have my right leg fixed when the time comes. I have to thank 221 Degrees Salon & Spa and the staff for the Vein Treatment and their professionalism, kindness and reassurance they gave to me before, during and after treatment. I was very nervous about the treatment (needles are my worst nightmare) but after the kindness I experience from their staff I am good as new.”
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