Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Removes Spider Veins
Spider veins are a very frustrating condition that do not disappear without treatment. These small, sprawling veins tend to get worse as a patient ages, and can affect both men and women. Pulsed light technology is used to treat spider veins along with several other skin imperfections like age spots and acne scars. The intense pulsed light is applied to the skin with a hand-held applicator. The controlled levels of energy destroy the spider veins by causing them to collapse and seal. IPL lasers have a built-in cooling device to keep the lasers from getting too hot. Depending on the size and severity of the spider veins, the IPL spider vein removal could take between 15 and 45 minutes. The treatment itself is usually described as feeling like the snapping of a rubber band on the skin.
Benefits of Using IPL to Treat Spider Veins on Legs, Face and Body
One of the main benefits of IPL is that it causes the veins to shrink and disappear without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. The treatment is non-invasive and doesn't damage the the top layer of the skin, so it is ideal for anyone who has spider veins on their face. The IPL treatment is also very versatile and can be used to treat spider veins on the legs, arms or other parts of the body.
IPL Laser Vein Removal Recovery & Side Effects
Aside from a slight pain during the procedure, the recovery process is usually pretty painless and easy to manage. After an IPL laser vein removal treatment, there could be some mild sensations similar to that of a sun-burn. Most people can return to their usual activities within 24 hours, and return to work immediately after the procedure.