Excel V Laser Treatment for Veins FAQs
What can I expect during an Excel V laser treatment for spider veins?
It will first need to be determined whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure before your clinician can go ahead with the treatment. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, Excel V laser treatments do not require a topical anaesthetic because the device is designed to provide patients with the most comfortable treatment possible. Depending on the condition you want to treat, your treatment will last about 30 minutes, which excludes the time needed for your consultation.
As the hand piece moves over the affected area, the light from the laser will be absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels and they will be destroyed. Following your treatment, your clinician will provide you with instructions on how to care for your skin.
Who is an ideal candidate for laser vein treatments?
Excel V laser treatments are ideal for all skin types and can be used to treat imperfections such as flushing, acne scarring, rosacea and broken blood vessels. The procedure will also be tailored to your specific needs to ensure you achieve your unique skin goals.
How soon will I be able to achieve results after my laser vein treatment?
Some patients will require more than one treatment to achieve their desired results. During a personal consultation at Face and Body Adelaide, your clinician will advise you on the number of treatment sessions you may require to achieve your goals.
Do laser treatments for veins hurt?
There is minimal discomfort associated with the Excel V laser procedure and most patients are able to tolerate the treatment really well. The sensation that is felt during treatment has been described as a quick pinch, like flicking a rubber band against the skin. Some patients also report that the laser feels slightly hot against their skin.
What can I expect after my laser treatment for spider veins?
There are minimal after effects with laser treatment for veins. If anything, the treated area can appear red and there may be some swelling and bruising after your treatment. Using ice packs on the skin will help you to feel more comfortable and any swelling will subside within a few days.
Will my spider veins reappear after being treated with Excel V?
There is always a small chance that the spider veins will return, particularly if you spend a lot of time on your feet and they’re a part of your genetic makeup. However, the veins will develop very slowly and won’t be as visible as before.
Is there anything that I should do to prepare for my laser vein treatment?
No special preparations are required but it is recommended that you avoid sun exposure, aspirin, alcohol and smoking for about a week before your treatment. On the day of your session, keep the treated area free of any skincare products or makeup.