People are always looking for solutions to ensure that they have young, clear and glowing skin. A common condition that occurs as a result of prolonged standing and walking, pregnancy, hormones, genetics or age itself is spider veins. Spider veins (a.k.a telangiectasia or venulectasias) looks like a group of tiny red, blue or purple thread-like veins in the shape of a spider web, close to the surface of the skin. These veins can develop on almost any part of the body and face, but most frequently on thighs, calves, ankles or buttocks. They have the ability to make your legs look old, even if they’re toned! Resolve this issue with the GentleMax Pro laser!
Benefits of GentleMax Pro Laser Vein Therapy
- Powerful, but can be used on all skin types
- Is a faster procedure than many other vein therapies
- Used by over 10, 000 doctors and skin professionals
- Extremely safe, doesn’t harm surrounding skin
- Results are longer lasting and aesthetically rewarding
- Vein Therapy is less painful than sclerotherapy
- Can be used on the face, legs and other parts of the body
- Laser uses Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) to increase comfort during treatment
How to Prepare for the Treatment
Major preparation isn’t required, however there are some small steps you can take in order to ensure a successful treatment. Avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks, aspirin and smoking at least a week before the procedure. You also can’t be treated if you have a spray tan or artificial tan. On the day of, avoid creams, lotions and moisturizers and wear comfortable clothing.
With a small handheld device, the doctor will deliver each laser light pulse to the area being treated. During the treatment, you may experience slight discomfort with each laser pulse. Many patients say that the feeling is similar to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. However, the discomfort isn’t too bad since the device is paired with a dynamic cooling system. Also, to ease some pain, topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin. This treatment can take a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin may experience some redness and swelling to the area, which may feel like a sunburn. The discomfort can be cured with some ice and aloe vera. This feeling could last either a few hours, or up to 2 days. There’s very little downtime after this treatment. Directly after the treatment, avoid extreme heat, sun exposure, exfoliating or irritating products. If you’re going to spend time in the sun, use lots of sunscreen! Appointments should be scheduled 6-8 weeks apart.
Book a Consultation!
There is no cure for spider veins and the treatment doesn’t prevent new spider viens from appearing. However, it can dramatically improve the look of the area, making your skin look healthy, young and beautiful. Contact Dr. Boulos to find out if you’re a good candidate for the GentleMax Pro treatment and book a consultation today!