LOCKPORT LASER & ELECTROLYSIS HAIR REMOVAL & AESTHETICS CENTER also performs reduction and removal of spider veins, and reduction and removal of minor skin discolorations, with the Syneron-Candela GentleMax system.
SPIDER VEINS vs. VARICOSE VEINS
Varicose veins, as opposed to spider veins, are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They typically have a degree of thickness to them; they often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin.
Varicose veins are often found on the thighs, backs of the calves, or the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins can form around the vagina and buttocks. Varicose veins are most typically caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins; the complexity of the condition typically requires treatment by a medical specialist.
Spider veins are smaller, less complex and easily treated. They are typically closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They are generally red or blue and look like tree branches or spider webs with short, jagged lines.
Spider veins are found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
Spider veins are usually caused by a back-up of blood in the vein, hormonal changes, exposure to the sun, or physical trauma and injury.
LASER TREATMENT OF SPIDER VEINS
Laser spider vein removal works by using cosmetic laser technology that targets the unwanted spider veins. The light, heat and energy from the laser causes the spider vein to coagulate, collapse and seal. Over time, the unwanted spider vein will disappear through natural absorption into the surrounding tissue.
Often clients will notice the complete disappearance of the spider vein immediately after the laser pulse is generated. Other clients require more than one treatment, but typically no more than six treatments, generally spaced four to six weeks apart.
During the absorption phase, the treated area may experience some temporary discoloration.
Skin discoloration is a common condition where patches of skin become darker (hyperpigmentation), lighter (hypopigmentation), reddened, or otherwise discolored.
The causes of skin discoloration are myriad, including sun exposure, pregnancy, endocrine diseases, skin inflammation, certain fungal infections, genetics, among other causal factors. Lighter-skinned individuals are generally at a greater risk for skin discoloration.
At LOCKPORT LASER & ELECTROLYSIS, we perform GentleMax laser treatments on most minor hyperpigmented discolorations, including age spots (liver spots), sunspots, freckles, and some melasma.
CANDELA GENTLEMAX LASER THERAPY
Candela GentleMax laser therapy is generally regarded as the most effective way to reduce most hyperpigmented discolorations. The laser destroys the melanin-producing cells (the melanocytes) without damaging the skin’s surface. It is these extra melanocytes that create the darker pigment. GentleMax laser treatment will not damage the skin’s surface and has few side effects.
The number of sessions will depend on the pigmented area to be removed. For some spots, only a single treatment is needed. For other spots, a series of treatments may be recommended.
Often you will see improvement within a couple of weeks, and further improvements with subsequent treatments until you have achieved the overall results you desire. The results on this page were achieved using GentleMax Laser Therapy.