Leg veins can be one of the most frustrating aesthetic imperfections to deal with, especially because they are nearly impossible to eliminate without the help of cosmetic treatment. If you’re looking for a way to remove visible leg veins that is simple, easy, and non-invasive, you may want to consider undergoing a laser treatment with the ICON® 1064.
Skin Deep Laser MD provides patients in Fort Worth, Texas with a comprehensive variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments that can effectively correct a broad range of aesthetic concerns. Contact us today for more information about our practice, or to schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff.
What is the ICON® 1064?
The ICON® 1064 is a specialized handpiece that is part of the state-of-the-art Palomar ICON® laser machine. The ICON® 1064 handpiece is specially designed to target visible spider and reticular veins in the legs and eliminate them through the use of a short, non-invasive procedure.
How Does it Work?
During treatment, the ICON® 1064 laser hand piece is passed over the surface of the skin, delivering laser light to the site of visible veins. This light passes through the uppermost layers of the skin and is absorbed by the visible spider or reticular vein as heat. This heat begins to disrupt the lining of the targeted blood vessel, causing it to constrict and eventually be removed from the body altogether in the weeks following treatment. Once this process is complete, the vein is no longer visible on the surface of the skin.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Before treatment with the ICON® 1064 begins, a gel is carefully applied to the treatment area. This ensures that laser energy is delivered evenly across the skin while preventing the surface from getting too hot. Patients are then given safety goggles to protect their eyes throughout the duration of the procedure.
During treatment, the handpiece is glided carefully over the surface of the skin along the length of the vein. Most patients don’t feel any significant discomfort throughout the course of the procedure, which typically lasts no longer than 30 minutes. Following treatment, the color of the treated veins may change to purple or red. Within two weeks of undergoing an ICON® 1064 treatment, visible veins should have either fully or partially faded. For individuals who experience only partial fading, repeated treatments can be performed three to four weeks apart.
Are you interested in learning more about how the ICON® 1064 can improve the appearance of your leg veins? Contact Skin Deep Laser MD today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if you qualify for treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!