Las Vegas Laser Vein Treatment

Send those unsightly spider veins packing

Sure, you can appreciate the value of veins in your body, but do they have to appear right beneath your skin? The answer is no. Visible spider veins and broken capillaries that appear as we age don’t really serve a purpose, other than to take away from an otherwise healthy, vibrant appearance. Unsightly vascular lesions such as these on the face, legs, or body can be a real source of embarrassment, difficult to hide with makeup and even affecting clothing choices.

Fortunately, there is a lasting solution—one that does not involve needles or surgery. It’s called the long-pulsed YAG laser, and we are proud to offer this advanced non-surgical vein treatment here at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas.

How the Long-Pulsed YAG works to diminish spider veins

Laser treatments use wavelengths of heat and light energy to target problems in the skin. For vascular tissue—spider veins, broken capillaries, and cherry angiomas, to name a few—our long-pulsed YAG emits a specific wavelength through the skin, which is absorbed by the vascular tissue. This energy causes the vein to collapse and retreat so it closes, reducing its appearance on the skin’s surface.

Treatments are quick—usually about 30 minutes or so—and require very little downtime. Improvement may be noticeable after the first treatment, and after a recommended series of several treatments, the appearance of spider veins and other smaller vascular lesions is noticeably diminished.

Am I a good candidate for laser vein reduction?

As with any treatment, certain patients will respond better to laser vein therapy than others. Long-pulsed YAG laser vein treatments are best suited to smaller veins about 3 millimeters in diameter or smaller, which is about the size of the typical bothersome spider vein in the face or ankles. For larger veins, sclerotherapy may be a better option. Likewise, laser therapy is not intended to treat vericose veins, which differ in nature from spider veins. If you are unsure about the best option for you, we are here to help. During a complimentary consultation, we will evaluate your skin and explain to you throughly and honestly what you might expect from laser vein treatments.

Will the results last?

The veins affected by the long-pulsed YAG laser will be collapsed for the long term. However, nothing can stop the natural aging process, and new spider veins may form following treatment. Many patients address this by having follow-up treatments every few years to help maintain their appearance.

If you are interested in learning more about laser vein treatments and its benefits, contact us. We are here to answer your questions and help you choose the right course of action to improve your appearance and lose those unsightly veins.