Laser Vein Therapy

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At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic, we perform vein treatments using either IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or laser technology. We can offer four major advantages to people seeking spider vein treatment from Champaign, Decatur and Peoria, Illinois:

  • No needles
  • No cutting
  • No scarring
  • No stockings or bandages

IPL and/or laser energy very effectively selects and destroys blood vessels of various sizes and depths without damaging the surrounding tissue. Our IPL and laser technology systems have their own cooling system to protect the skin and minimize discomfort. The light penetrates, then coagulates the vessel, which is eventually reabsorbed by the body.

Candidates for this treatment are people with telangectasia, spider veins of the face, body or legs, and reticular veins that are less than 4mm in diameter. Larger veins are best treated by a general or vascular surgeon. A commitment to avoid the sun, tanning beds and self-tanning lotions is required for 28 days both before and after treatment.

This treatment successfully destroys approximately 90% of all treated veins and blemishes. It generally takes 4 to 8 weeks to see the effects of the treatment.

After Treatment

The treated areas do not require bandages or stockings. There may be redness and inflammation of the skin (much like that of a cat scratch) that will resolve in 48 to 72 hours. Sometimes, bluish or brown spots may appear in the treatment area. This is normal and will resolve as well. Patients can return to most normal activity the day of treatment. We believe this is the best way of treating venous imperfections as well as the least invasive treatment for these conditions.

To learn more about vein treatments, request a consultationrequest a consultation at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures.

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