Spider veins are small blood vessels that have become very superficial to the skin and can often be seen around the nose, cheeks and chin. These broken thin capillaries will not disappear with time and will sometimes continue to develop. Laser therapy is a quick, safe and easy solution for removing these spider veins.
Fotona® Lasers are very innovative in eliminating facial broken capillaries. Our 1064 Nd:YAG laser is extremely efficient and precise for treating broken capillaries. The Nd:YAG is able to target both the small area of broken capillaries to the larger regions. The Fotona® Laser will only target the affected tissue and will ideally leave the surrounding skin untreated. The heat of the laser light passes harmoniously through the skin and is absorbed by the affected blood vessel. The heat of the laser is then able to eliminate the broken capillary at a cellular level and utilises the immune system to carry away the cellular waste.
Every person wishing to be treated at Border Medical Laser & Aesthetics will require an appointment with our laser consultant. At this appointment, you can ask as many questions as you like to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a medical questionnaire to be filled out about your health and medications. Some health conditions and medications will unfortunately exempt you from laser treatment. A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. 4-7 days after your patch test, we will commence your laser treatment.
Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.
Every person is an individual and his or her response to laser therapy will be individual, too. The average number of laser sessions required is between 2 and 4, and this involves a 4-week rest period between treatments.
There is no complex post-laser regime to follow after your treatment. Your skin may feel warm for a few hours after your treatment, but should not bother you. You are able to resume your light daily activities. It is essential that exercise is kept to a minimum over the next couple of days to prevent the increase of blood flow through the tiny vessels which have been lasered. Reducing direct sun exposure remains important over the next week, with the regular use of sunscreen. If this blood flow is not minimized, the treatment may not be effective.