What types of veins can be treated?
The Cynosure Elite MPX can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small facial veins can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with your Aesthetician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment
How many laser vascular sessions will I need?
Typically only one to three treatments are required and results can be seen in 4-6 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
Does it hurt?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you’ll be able to resume most activities.
Is laser vascular reduction safe?
Yes, the Cynosure Elite MPX laser is safe. Safety goggles must be worn by both the patient and the laser practitioner during the procedure to protect the eyes from the bright light. All possible side effects will be discuss in your consultation.
Are there any risks/side effects?
A potential complication with this procedure is hypo-pigmentation, where the treated area ends up being lighter than the surrounding tissue. The risk of scarring is very low because the laser light is absorbed by the targeted pigment, leaving the surrounding tissue relatively untouched. Infection is possible, but unlikely if the lesion is properly cared for by the patient after the treatment.
What causes thread veins?
Red, blue or purple leg and facial veins can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age or genetics.
What other factors increase my risk of varicose veins and spider veins
Many factors increase a person’s chances of developing varicose or spider veins. These include:
- Increasing age – As you get older, the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
- Medical history – Being born with weak vein valves increases your risk.
- Having family members with vein problems also increases your risk. About half of all people
- who have varicose veins have a family member who has them too.
- Hormonal changes – These occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking birth control pills and other medicines containing oestrogen and progesterone also may contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins.
- This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional pregnancy.
- Obesity – Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to varicose veins.
- Lack of movement. Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This may be a bigger problem if you sit with your legs bent or crossed.