Vein treatments (sclerotherapy)
Laser vein treatment is a non-invasive light therapy designed to eliminate undesired blood vessels from all parts of the body by generating a pulse of intense, concentrated light. This laser light is directed through a small, cooled hand piece and is gently applied to the treatment site.
Vein treatments effectively treat facial veins and unwanted leg veins that are superficial residing in the epidermal area of the skin. Lasers work very well in eliminating spider veins and telangectasias by selective photocoagulating of the unwanted vein by targeting hemoglobin.
The laser light energy is selectively absorbed by hemoglobin but the real target is the blood vessel wall which is achieved by thermal transfer. Selectivity ensures that the thermal effect is limited to the vessel and the surrounding tissue structures are spared.