Everything you need to know about laser vein removal Posted on September 17, 2019 by ifaadmin Visible veins can impact your confidence. Whether it’s using makeup to cover and hide red vessels and broken capillaries or feeling uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts due to visible spider veins on the legs. At Artisan, we treat these symptoms with a range of effective technology. Here is everything you need to know about laser vein removal: What types of veins can be treated? Unsightly veins from all parts of the body can be removed. Small facial veins, spider veins and larger blue leg veins can be treated. Varicose veins are enlarged veins that look like cords twisting and bulging under your skin. They often appear on thighs, backs of the calves, or the inside of the leg. Spider veins are like varicose veins but are smaller and closer to the surface. They look like blue or red spiderwebs and can occur on the legs and face. How it works The treatment uses Excel V laser technology to coagulate and collapse both small and larger, deeper vessels without the need for painful injections and constrictive stockings. It is suitable for large, dilated facial vessels and enlarged or deep spider veins. What is the cause? The most common causes of leg veins are: Age Genetics Hormonal fluctuations Pregnancy Medical conditions that effect circulation Occupations/jobs that involve standing for long periods. What does the treatment feel like? No local anaesthetic is required as only a short stinging sensation is experienced as the energy pulse is delivered. Following the treatment the discomfort is minimal to non-existent. What to expect post treatment Following the treatment some redness or bruising may be seen. When a larger vein is treated a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks. You can return to normal activities immediately, avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. Sunscreen will be applied post treatment and it is recommended you use sunscreen in the area treated if you don’t already do so for the next week. How soon will I see results? Depending on the number of treatments required for the target areas, smaller red veins very close to the surface can disappear almost immediately. Other veins show significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, the area can continue to improve over several months. Book an appointment with our masters today to learn more about our highly effective vein removal treatments and how they can help you master the artistry of you®.