How does Palomar laser leg vein treatment work?
Lasers deliver concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target, such as pigment, blood, or water. The light pulses heat the blood within the leg vein. The heat of the blood affects the vessel lining, which causes the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view.
Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?
Your provider will go over the risks and benefits of treatment with you. Palomar leg vein treatment are skin-safe and comfortable. The machine delivers its energy in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from sharp rise in temperature.
In addition, a chilled water supply runs through the handpiece, down to it tip. Since the handpiece tip is in contact with the skin during treatment, your skin continually cooled, so that you feel little heat from the laser pulses.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after tretament you will see any of these three possible outcomes:
- The vessel will disappear
- The vessel will darken
- The vessel will shrink
- The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours.
Often more than one treatment is necessary to achieve full clearance of leg veins.
Follow the instructions given by your treatment provider.