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Veins

Laser Leg Vein Removal

Laser light is delivered through the skin and into the vein, then the vein walls collapse and seal shut. The sealed vein is then absorbed by the body. It is tolerated very well using a topical anesthetic. Each laser pulse feels like a rubber band snap against the skin.

Sclerotherapy for Veins

In this procedure a solution is injected into the varicose vein, destroying the vein lining and causing the vein to clot and then to slowly disappear. Good results are possible, but sclerotherapy requires multiple follow-up treatments and as many as 50% of veins injected may be eliminated with each session. Sclerotherapy can cause a brown pigmentation to show in the skin where the vein was treated, on the vast majority this staining will go away in time, however about 2% will have a permanent brown pigmentation. Sclerotherapy is best used to treat spider veins and is sometimes a useful combination treatment with the Gemini 532/1064 Nd yag Laser.

Endovenous LASER Ablation (EVLA) for VAricose Veins

The Endovenous Laser Ablation procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age old disease. The procedure is an outpatient (day surgery) treatment performed in doctor’s offices, surgical centers, and hospitals. Local or regional anesthesia is typically used to numb the treatment area. A thin catheter is inserted into the vein through a small opening, using only a single needle stick. The catheter delivers laser energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut.

Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over and empty blood from your legs. As normal return flow is re-established, your symptoms should improve noticeably.

Following the procedure, the catheter is removed, a bandage is placed over the insertion site and your leg may be wrapped typically for 1 day to aid healing. Your doctor may ask you to walk, wear compression stockings, and to refrain from long periods of standing for a period of time following the procedure to help speed your recovery. Many patients resume most normal activities within 1-2 days. Refrain from long periods of standing, long car rides, and airline flights for one month after the EVLA.

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Hair

Hair Removal

With 80% of men and women world-wide regularly shaving, waxing or plucking, hair removal is a treatment patients often ask for. Laser hair removal is popular as it not only removes hair like traditional methods, but also permanently reduces the quality and quantity of hair remaining. The most common areas treated are the upper lip, underarm, and bikini line for women and neck and shoulders for men. Simplicity of treatment makes hair removal very popular.

Superior treatments utilize contact cooling and a wavelength that is safe for all skin types.

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Skin

Laser Skin TREATMENTS

Laser skin treatments use precision laser therapy to remove wrinkles, scars and discoloration. Many facial conditions such as fine wrinkling around the eyelids, forehead, nose and mouth can be made smoother with this simple process. Deep laugh and frown lines can be minimized. Even the lingering effects of chicken pox, acne scars, superficial pigmented lesions, and other surface abnormalities can be successfully treated.

Treatments can be delivered very superficially to even out skin tone or smooth out fine wrinkles and lighten skin discolorations as well as brown spots and facial veins.

Laser Acne Reduction

Acne is the most common cosmetic concern among teenagers, but it also affects adults. Laser therapy is an exceptional non-pharmacologic alternative.

Laser Acne Reduction uses precision laser therapy to activate your body's natural acne fighting defenses. Each treatment triggers a chain reaction that eliminates some of the problem-causing bacteria, reducing the severity of current and future breakouts. Superior outcomes are achieved by targeting acne bacteria that causes inflammation.

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