Laser Leg Vein Removal
Laser Leg Vein Removal—With The 1064+ Handpiece
Pre-treatment cautions for light-based treatment includes, but is not limited to: Allergies, skin type, medications, clients who are currently taking blood thinning medications, blood disorders, heat urticaria, herpes I or II within the treatment area, diabetes, cosmetic fillers/implants, unprotected sun exposure or the use of tanning beds or tanning creams and menstrual dysfunction/PCOS.
History of vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis and autoimmune diseases
Risk of paradoxical hair growth - this can occur in people of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descent and those who have an ill-defined hair line with no obvious transition of the hairline to the face
Be advised that we may recommend a qualified practitioner to evaluate you before undergoing laser or pulsed-light treatment.
Pigmented + Vascular Lesion Contraindications:
If a person to be treated meets any of the following contraindications, no light-based treatment should be administered.
Persons taking Accutane within six months of treatment
Individuals using systemic steroids
Healing response issues
Darker skin types
History of light-induced seizures
History of skin photosensitivity disorders
History of hypertrophic scars or keloid formation
Treatment of skin cancer
History of radiation therapy in area to be treated
Active viral or bacterial infection
Person is unwilling or unable to follow post-treatment care instructions
A consultation is required before you begin treatments. We are required to carefully screen all potential candidates for treatment. Any cosmetic or dermatological skin condition must be correctly diagnosed and treated by a practitioner prior to treatment. During your consultation we will perform a test spot so we can evaluate and assess tissue response and minimize possible side effects.
If crusting occurs, an antibiotic ointment or moisturizing lotion may be recommended.
• Steroid creams may be used after treatment but are not always necessary.
• Mild swelling, bruising and redness typically resolve in one (1) month. Apply ice or gel packs to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next four (4) hours, as needed. An oral, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as Advil® or Motrin® may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use medicine according to its manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Until redness has resolved, it is recommended to avoid the following: o Applying cosmetics to treated areas. o Swimming, especially in pools with chemicals. o Hot tubs, Jacuzzis and saunas. o Activities that cause excessive perspiration. o Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants on the treated area.
• Apply a SPF 45 or greater sunscreen to prevent skin color changes.
• When sitting or laying down, elevate the leg within the first twenty-four (24) hours following treatment.
• After leg vein treatment, those treated may wear compression stockings (18-40 mm Hg pressure) during the day for three (3) days following treatment. Compression stockings will help to yield the best results out of a single treatment. Use for five to seven (5-7) days after treatment for blue reticular vessels or venous matting.
• Walking will speed the healing process.
• Clients should avoid anticoagulants for one (1) week after treatment.
• No hot baths, hot showers, or vigorous exercise for two (2) weeks.
• Bruising may be observed with reticular vessels, but does not usually occur with telangiectasia.
• Follow-up treatments should be eight to twelve (8-12) weeks apart. At two to three (2-3) weeks, vessels may appear to return to baseline but usually will resolve over the next six to eight (6-8) weeks.