Laser Vein Treatment in Boston, MA

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What is Laser Vein Treatment?

Prominently found on the legs and face, spider veins are made up of small networks of blood vessels that become visible through the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, spider veins may appear red, blue, or purple, making them difficult to mask. As these undesirable veins tend to worsen over time and lead to greater visibility, it's important to treat them at the first signs of visibility. To decrease the appearance of spider veins on the body and face, DeRosa Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers nonsurgical laser vein removal using the GentleMaxPro laser in Boston, MA, for any individual wanting to even out skin tone and decrease visible signs of aging. In your initial consultation, our aesthetic team will work with your needs to develop a personalized plan for your vein reduction treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

Nonsurgical vein reduction sessions at DeRosa Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can help minimize the appearance of small to mid-sized blood vessels that appear on the body and face. Typically known as spider veins, these visible vessels are not usually considered a medical issue; however, they are considered unwanted cosmetically. Many people tend to avoid certain clothing, such as shorts or swimsuits, or use a lot of makeup and cosmetics in attempts to mask their veins. Laser vein reduction is best for patients who are in overall good health, do not have a history of blood clotting, and are not pregnant.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Vein Treatment?

At DeRosa Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, our providers are experts in innovative treatments to cater to your beauty concerns, including the presence of conspicuous capillaries and lesions. Our laser vein reduction procedures with the GentleMaxPro platform offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Reduced swelling and pain
  • Minimized appearance of unsightly veins or blemishes
  • The ability to go without compression accessories
  • Improved overall look
  • Increased comfort

How is Laser Vein Treatment performed?

Nonsurgical laser vein removal treatment is performed in our Boston, MA, office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 40 minute sessions, based on the size and number of treatment areas. For your procedure, you will be asked to recline and relax in a private treatment room as the affected area is cleansed and prepared. If you would like, our staff will apply a topical numbing cream can be applied before the session to lessen any potential discomfort. The laser is then passed over the skin so the energy can target the spider veins through a series of pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues or other body parts. The blood vessels absorb the laser's energy, collapsing the vessel wall. You will be able to immediately leave our office after treatment or as soon as you feel ready in order to get back to your daily activities.

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following your laser vein removal session, you might notice some swelling, bruising, and redness around the treated areas, but these side effects usually subside within 1 – 2 weeks of treatment. For optimal healing, compression or supportive garments should be worn to increase blood flow and circulation. It's also important to avoid prolonged or unnecessary sun exposure, and you are encouraged to frequently apply sunscreen to the areas which have been treated. Several patients may novice visible improvement immediately, but the timing of outcomes will be different for each individual. In your initial consultation with our qualified team, realistic expectations will be reviewed, along with suggestions on session plans and quantity to achieve your optimal results. New spider veins may appear over time, so more follow-up sessions can follow as needed.

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Laser Vein Treatment FAQs

How much does laser vein removal cost?
Laser vein removal is a treatment that is priced based on the number of veins are being addressed and how many sessions are suggested for optimal results. At your consult, your technician at DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics will assess your veins, the size and location, then determine the scope of the treatment process to help establish a cost. DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics accepts several payment methods and we offer deals on procedures like laser vein removal.

Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Treatments with laser vein removal can help veins of all sizes and types. Based on your needs, some treatments may be better than sclerotherapy depending on what is being addressed. Laser vein therapy works great for certain veins; however, if you who have certain types of spider veins may prefer sclerotherapy, which uses a solution that is injected directly into the vein. Varicose veins often respond well to laser vein treatments; however, if the vein is larger, surgery may be recommended. We will work with you to determine your treatment choice depending on your needs and goals.

Does the vein go away?
Laser vein removal treats the vein with a focused beam of light that heats up the vein and then destroys it. The technology is very precise and is highly focused on the target area, so it won't affect the nearby skin. After the vein collapses, it will take about 1 – 2 months for it to be reabsorbed and disappear.

Get rid of pesky spider veins today!

Rather than concealing or covering unwanted spider veins on your face or body, consider learning more about noninvasive laser vein reduction treatments at DeRosa Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA, using our GentleMaxPro laser to achieve your ideal complexion. In your private consultation, our skilled team will assess your spider veins and develop a custom treatment plan to best fit your concerns and goals.