Recently I spoke about the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. I mentioned that there are a number of treatments available… particularly in regards to laser treatments.
One of those laser treatments is the Cutera Excel V laser which includes three treatment modes that enable physicians to treat more vascular conditions, from small superficial vessels to large vascular lesions.
The laser works by sending pulses of light energy into the veins which cause the blood to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by the body … But don’t worry your body is pretty smart. The blood flow will just be redirected to veins further below the surface of the skin.
It is worth noting that a number of treatments may be needed for the vein to completely disappear.
If your body does develop new veins in the same place after treatment than note that the laser cannot prevent this. This means you may have a symptom that is not so superficial and should be checked on by your doctor.
Results are visible in 2 to 6 weeks. But the most significant results can be visible up to 3 months later.
The Excel V is also successful at treating other conditions such as rosacea, port wine stains, scarring and many more.
For more information click here to find a complete run down of the whole procedure and what to expect.
You can also click on the find a clinic tab for a list of clinics that perform this treatment near you.