Unsightly spider veins and varicose veins in the skin are extremely common. They can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, underlying vascular anomalies and UVR/sun damage. There are medical and cosmetic reason for vein removal. The good news is that the process is now far easier and less painful than it used to be.

There are 2 methods offered for reducing veins, sclerotherapy and laser vein reduction protocols.

We do complete ultrasound imaging of the veins of the legs to identify any underlying causes for abnormal veins visible to the naked eye. These causes need to be managed and treated first before focusing on the veins that sparked concern. We use sclerotherapy, injecting a chemical sclerosing agent, into most leg veins. Its relatively painless. For vessels too small for a needles (less than 0.2mm) we normally opt for laser treatment. Laser is always used for the facial veins. Either way, several sessions are usually required.

Once clients make contact with Lezara or get referred by their family doctor, a free consultation is scheduled. This includes a thorough history, clinical examination and full ultrasound imaging for leg veins.

Based on the findings a treatment plan including risks and benefits are discussed. A copy of the ultrasound report will be sent to the family doctor.

Once a client is prepared to move forward with laser vein treatments we schedule sessions accordingly.

A client is only charged for services once treatment commences.

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.

Before Treatment

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.

After Treatment

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.

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