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LASER VEIN AND VASCULAR TREATMENT

Miami Beach Laser SpaThe goal of laser vein treatment is for the unwanted vessel to be selectively heated up and destroyed while protecting the surrounding tissue.  Small red spider veins on the face or lower body can be treated, as well as larger blue-green colored veins on the legs.  Lightening or fading of the vessels may occur between 3-8 weeks post-treatment for most vessels, where smaller spider veins may lighten or fade faster.  The total number of required treatment sessions depends on the extent and depth of the vascular lesions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the LV?
The LV combines safe and effective levels of laser and radiofrequency (electric current) energies to remove leg veins and other unwanted vessels. Both laser and radiofrequency have been used separately for decades in medicine and surgery, but the LV exclusively combines light and electric energy for ideal treatment outcomes - improve leg veins and vascular lesions with a very low risk of side effects.

What can I expect from LV treatments?
The LV can improve unsightly leg veins and other unwanted vascular lesions. Spider veins and larger blue-green vessels on legs will gradually fade and can be treated until patient satisfaction has been reached. Facial spider veins can also be treated with the LV.

How many treatments are required?
Most patients will have between 1-3 treatments. Some vessels may require more than 3 treatment sessions.

How often are treatments done?
Treatment sessions are typically 6-8 weeks apart. Smaller spider veins may be treated every 4 weeks.

How long do treatments take?
Each treatment session typically takes between 20-45 minutes.

Does treatment hurt?
The sensation may be described as a “hot pinch”, like someone snapping an elastic band on your skin. Patients tolerate treatment well by use of either cooling the skin during treatment and/or use of a topical anesthetic cream that numbs the skin.

Who should be treated with the LV?
Anyone with unwanted leg veins or vascular lesions may be a candidate for treatment with the LV. Removal of vascular lesions and veins with ELOSTM technology (laser and radiofrequency) is a safe and effective alternative for patients who want a non-invasive approach to vascular treatment. LV is the clear choice for patients who do not like needles or who have had adverse reaction to solutions that are injected into the vein during Sclerotherapy. Your clinician will determine individual suitability for LV treatment during the consultation.

Are there any risks to treatment?
Any medical laser procedure has risk of side effects such as superficial blistering, crusting, and pigmentary changes in the skin. These risks are rare and usually quickly resolve. The LV incorporates several technological advances that focus on client safety to minimize these risks and provide greater client satisfaction. The laser handpiece is also cooled for skin protection and comfort during the procedure.

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