Spider veins can be effectively treated using Sciton YAG Laser or Broad Band Light (BBL) energy that is selectively absorbed by the red blood cells. With the correct wavelengths and fluence, the capillaries will be heated so that the blood vessels will break down and shrink which leads to a reduction and appearance of the veins.
At Montana Medical Aesthetics we will determine what treatment or combination treatment would be most effective for you. Laser and BBL treatments can effectively treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins. Not all skin types and colors can be safely treated with BBL.
Constant Cooling helps make laser and BBL treatment more comfortable. Laser treatments last for 15 to 30 minutes. Generally, 2 to 5 treatments spaced about 12 weeks apart are needed for leg veins but treatments can be done as early as 4-6 weeks on the face. Laser therapy usually is not effective for varicose veins larger than 3 mm (about a tenth of an inch).
There is no downtime and you can resume normal activity right after treatment. Diligent Sun Precautions and Avoidance should be followed to prevent a brownish or bruise like discoloration called hemosiderin staining.