Laser Vein Reduction Phoenix, AZ

Laser-VeinThe 1064 YAG Laser Treatment causes selective heating of the target with minimal to no heating of the non-targeted tissue. For vascular lesions, the target is hemoglobin. During treatment, the target absorbs the laser light and rapidly increases in temperature altering the cells of the skin or vessel. No needles or incisions are used, but the heat from the laser can be quite painful. Cooling helps reduce the pain. Laser treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes. Generally, 2 to 5 treatments are needed to remove spider veins in the legs. Laser therapy usually isn’t effective for varicose veins larger than 3 mm (about a tenth of an inch). This technique sends very strong bursts of light through the skin onto the vein. This makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. You can return to normal activity right after treatment. Not all skin types and colors can be safely treated with lasers.

How It Works The 1064 YAG Laser Treatment causes selective heating of the target with minimal to no heating of the non-targeted tissue. For vascular lesions, the target is hemoglobin. During treatment, the target absorbs the laser light and rapidly increases in temperature altering the cells of the skin or vessel.