Laser Vein Removal

Laser Vein Removal

With our superior technology, laser vein removal is faster, safer, more comfortable and less costly than others. As the laser is applied to the skin, the energy causes the veins to coagulate and shrink. The treatment feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin and most patients tolerate it well without anesthetic. You will see a 70-80% improvement in facial veins and a 30-40% improvement in leg veins after each treatment. You will generally need an average of three treatments spaced at 1-month intervals to achieve the desired result. Because there is no need for injections, compression garments, or rest periods – normal activity can be resumed the same day as treatment.

Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to treat many different types of veins including spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins, often referred to as telangiectasias, are small, visible vessels just beneath the skin. They are often found on the face and legs. Varicose veins are larger, distended veins beneath the skin. They may appear bumpy, blue in color, and often cause discomfort or pain. Varicose veins don’t have a function any longer and the body does not miss them when they are removed. Because spider veins will return in the presence of varicose veins, we suggest treating varicose veins first.

Spider Vein and Small Vessel Treatment

Tiny vessels less than 1mm on the face and body are often most effectively treated with lasers. Our office has a selection of multiple lasers to ensure the safest, most comfortable and most effective treatment possible. As the laser is applied to the vessel, the energy causes the target to coagulate and shrink.  Vessels that have been present for years can be removed in a simple office procedure that only takes a few minutes.

 

Colorado Skin and Vein is one of the leading providers of Laser Vein Removal in Denver, Colorado. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office at (303) 683-3235 or request a consult online.

FAQs

How does laser vein removal work?

Certain wave lengths of light absorb very well in blood. That means that the blood will heat up very quickly, relative to the tissue surrounding it. When a vascular laser pulses on a target vessel, the blood in that vessel heats up. The heat then transfers to the vessel walls causing a highly localized thermal injury without damaging the surrounding tissue. This process can be used to destroy veins and vascular lesions anywhere on the body.

What can it be used to treat?

  • Veins from 0.1 mm – 5 mm anywhere on the body
  • Cherry Angioma
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Venous Lake
  • Hemangioma

What type of lasers are used?

There are two main types of vascular lasers. The gold standard is the Pulse Dye Laser. This is used mainly for superficial, tiny vessels. The other is the 1064nm Nd/YAG laser which is used for larger, deeper vessels.

What should I expect?

Veins can take several weeks to months to be fully absorbed after treatment. Our lasers are able to treat large, deep vessels making recurrence much less likely. The most common side effect is bruising, which can last anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks depending on the size of the vessels treated.

How many treatments do I need?

This depends on the type of lesion to be treated.

  • Cherry Angiomas: 1 treatment
  • Smaller vessels on the face: 1-3 treatments
  • Leg vessels: 2-3 treatments
  • Port Wine Stains: More than 5 treatments

What happens during the procedure?

These lasers can remove vessels on any part of the body including the face. They are most effective on vessels 5 mm or less. The Pulse Dye Laser is also very effective for treatment of Rosacea and Port-Wine Stains (big purple birthmarks). Most patients average 1-3 sessions for veins usually spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. Length of session depends on the size of the area to be treated. Only mild discomfort is noted during treatment. Patients can return to their normal activities that day and no compression stockings are needed.

 

Dr. Verebelyi is a member of ASLMS, ABVLM, AAFP and Mensa

Dr. Verebelyi is a nationally recognized authority on laser surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Verebelyi helped create the Fundamentals of Laser Surgery course given by American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) where he has worked as both a director and instructor. He is a Fellow at the ASLMS, member of the American College of Phlebology and a member of Mensa.

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