Leg and facial veins are bothersome at best, unattractive at worst. Fortunately, with cosmetic laser treatment you can make yourself look and feel a whole lot better – often with as little as one treatment.

The Cynosure Apogee Elite laser system uses the ND YAG laser to treat fine blue and fine red veins (talangiectasia) or more commonly known as thread veins, broken veins or spider veins, which can be fund on the face and legs.

What causes unwanted veins?

Red, blue or purple leg and facial veins can be the result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormones, age or even genetics.

How does the treatment work?

The ND YAG laser emits a prescribed dose of energy to the vein. The laser “selectively” targets the veins, safely passing through the surrounding tissue, this causes the vein to heat up and cause coagulation, which the body then naturally breaks down.


How many Treatments will I need?

Typically three to four treatments are needed for optimum results, although some lessons may clear in a single treatment. Treatment time will vary but are usually between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated.

How will the treatment feel?

The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you will be able to resume normal activities immediately, although we do ask that you refrain from hot baths/ showers and vigerous exercise for 24 hours. This is to keep the vessels that have been destroyed from reopening by a fresh surge of blood. The area can also look bruised or inflamed for a few days after treatment.


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