Veins / Vascular / Redness
At Medical Aesthetics of Muskoka, we have a variety of laser treatments to address various types of facial redness, as well as veins anywhere on the body. Each laser or light treatment targets the blood within the vein, causing it to coagulate. This eventually damages the vessel, which is later safely reabsorbed by the body.
Smaller individual veins, whether on the face or body, can be treated with the Cutera Coolglide laser. Larger veins, such as knotty varicose veins, are not good candidates, and may be better addressed with sclerotherapy. Areas containing numerous smaller veins, or diffuse redness, can be treated with the Cutera LimeLight and/or the Cutera Laser Genesis.
The number of treatments necessary depends on the number, colour, and size of the vessels being treated. One to three treatments spaced three to six weeks apart are usually sufficient to achieve desired results.
Clients experience a stinging sensation each time the laser or light emits its pulse. Treatment times vary depending on the number and types of veins being treated. Treatments for individual veins are scheduled in 20-minute blocks. A LimeLight treatment to the entire face takes up to 45 minutes. The addition of Laser Genesis to the entire face would add an additional 25 minutes to a treatment. Treated areas may be red or slightly swollen, lasting less than 24 hours. Treatment of larger veins may result in mild bruising. Clients can return to normal activities right away. The use of sunscreen is necessary on any treated areas that are exposed to sun.