Leg Veins

Leg Veins

The Medical staff at the DermaClinic Blackrock have been treating leg veins  with the ND Yag Laser for the past 15 years with excellent results.   

Unlike surgery that leaves scars, laser leg vein removal uses laser light to constrict blood vessels in the legs, causing the veins to visibly disappear. It's a simple, clinically-proven procedure for reducing the appearance of  veins on your legs that gets you back on your feet quickly - and gets your legs back to their youthful appearance with ease.


What types of leg veins can be treated?

Varicose veins, deeper blue veins, discoloured clusters (known as "spider veins") that are near the skin surface.



What technology is used for deeper, blue veins?

The Nd Yag laser is used to treat larger, deeper veins (i.e. reticular veins).

These veins respond to the precise energy level and wavelength of light that is used.

The small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein, on the basis of its color. the resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vein. this process does not affect any of the surrounding tissue.

Are surface veins and spider veins treated the same way?

These smaller, superficial spider veins require Smaller surface veins are treated using light energy. The light energy is absorbed by the blood, changed to heat and the vein is destroyed.

 
What is a treatment like? 
A pulse of laser energy may feel like a pinch similar to a snapped rubber band.

Is it painful?
The entire procedure is brief and non-invasive - no needles are used at any time.

During treatment,
Non-invasive laser energy is absorbed by
hemoglobin and converted to heat energy.

Immediately after treatment.,
Blood coagulates and the vessel wall collapses.

After treatment,
Over time the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

During treatment,
non-invasive laser energy is absorbed by
hemoglobin and converted to heat energy.
Immediately after treatment.,
Blood coagulates and the vessel wall collapses.
After treatment,
over time the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

Clinical Results

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