Benefits

Kelowna Laser Vein Removal Treatment

  • Quick recovery time from treatments requiring little to no down time
  • Spider vein treatment can be completed in just a few short visits
  • Minimal discomfort for patients
  • Lasting results that often never need to be repeated for the same veins
  • Laser vein treatment can also provide relief from the discomfort of varicose veins
  • There is no need for graduated compression stockings (used in sclerotherapy) following the laser vein removal treatment

About

Kelowna Laser Vein Removal

Varicose veins can be caused by a number of different factors including smoking, hormonal changes, habitual leg crossing, excessive standing and even genetics. Laser vein removal, regardless of their cause, of these uncomfortable and unwanted veins can be safely treated by our Kelowna laser therapy experts with cutting edge equipment and modern techniques for stunning results that will be sure to meet and exceed our client’s expectations. As a specialist Kelowna vein and laser clinic, Cerulean Medical Institute can develop a treatment plan to make unsightly veins a thing of the past.

About

Laser vein removal treatment by our Kelowna laser specialists can help get rid of your facial and body unwanted spider and thread veins for once and all. Many individuals suffer from unsightly blue veins and spider veins which can develop anywhere in the face or legs. They are usually the result of improperly circulating blood that is common as we get older, and are generally not dangerous. They are, however, an unwanted sign of aging and as such, are often removed for cosmetic purposes. They can also cause aching of the legs as the blood pools in the veins causing bulges or enlarged veins. In these cases, the only solution is the removal of the vein through laser vein therapy or sclerotherapy in order to achieve both relief of symptoms and an improved aesthetic result.

Before & After

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Before Treatment
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After Treatment

Kelowna Vein and Laser Clinic FAQs

Is laser vein removal right for me?

Reticular blue veins and  thread veins are extremely common, mostly affecting the face, body and legs. Leg vein pathology affects up to 80 million adults in the United States alone. Similar occurrences have been reported in Western Europe. Women tend to develop leg vein pathology three to four times as often as men with reported estimates ranging from 29–41% and 6–15% respectively.

Our Kelowna laser specialists recommend that varicose and thread veins are best treated early, at the first signs of their appearance. Once assessed and treated, we can repeat the treatment and keep your varicose veins at bay.

How does laser treatment for varicose and thread veins work?

Our advanced laser system in Kelowna, BC can effectively treat reticular blue and red thread veins up to 3 mm in diameter. Precise, custom treatment of the vessel can be safely achieved while surrounding structures, such as the epidermis, remain intact.

How will I feel during my laser treatment for my thread veins?

You might feel mild discomfort similar to a warm elastic band snapping, which is made comfortable by our simultaneous cooling device.

We recommend the use of a topical numbing cream such as Emla 5% one hour prior to the treatment.

What results can I expect?

Laser treatment of reticular blue and thread veins causes veins to reduce, fade and disappear after one or few sessions. On average it takes at least 3 or 4 sessions performed every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure full disappearance of the unwanted leg veins.

How many laser leg vein treatments will I need?

Laser treatments will remove fine and large facial and leg veins quickly and effectively, leaving your skin feeling smooth and blemish-free. This is a non-invasive treatment for veins 0.1–3 mm in size. Some veins disappear right away after your first sessions whilst other more stubborn veins need more sessions.

We generally recommend treatments spaced at six to eight-week intervals.

How do I prepare myself prior to laser treatment of my leg or facial veins?

Patients should avoid sun, exposure to tanning beds, sunless tanning lotions, and tanning creams at least three to seven days before, during and after treatment. A broad-spectrum sunblock (UVA/UVB) and SPF 30 or greater should be applied to the treatment area before any sun exposure.

Prior to receiving laser treatment, patients with a history of herpes or cold sores should receive appropriate treatment. Just prior to laser treatment, remove all makeup, lotions, deodorants and oil from the area to be treated, with mild soap and water.

What happens after laser treatment of my thread veins?

Makeup can be applied directly following a face treatment and you can return straight to your normal routine after each treatment session. Avoid hot baths or whirlpools for one week following treatment. If blistering or crusting occurs, do not shave for one to three days.

Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, sunless tanning lotions, and tanning creams before, during, and after treatment. A broad-spectrum sunblock (UVA/UVB) and SPF 30 or greater should be applied to the treatment area before any sun exposure.

Avoid exercises that can cause vasodilatation for one week post-treatment. Walking is encouraged.

If makeup is applied, it must be applied and removed delicately. Excess rubbing can irritate the treated area and increase the chance of scarring.

Discomfort, such as swelling or redness (lasting from a few hours to a couple of days), can be relieved with ice packs and, in the case of legs, elevating your legs and avoiding standing for long hours.

 

How long will laser treatment of leg and facial veins last?

How long the varicose and thread vein removal treatment lasts varies from person to person. In most cases, the same veins will not reoccur, but new veins can appear in other areas of your body which might require treatment.