Laser Vein Removal

vein_removalCascades MedSpa uses the most advanced FDA cleared laser technology for leg vein removal, safely and effectively treating all ethnic origins and skin types including tanned skin. Dr. van Wert performs or supervises all laser leg vein removal treatments.

Unsightly veins that result from heredity, pregnancy, trauma and the normal aging process are not necessary to the circulatory system and can be removed without creating a health problem. The laser system is designed to treat veins safely and effectively. The laser light penetrates the vessels and generates heat, resulting in blood coagulation and vessel wall damage. This leads to the collapse of the blood vessels. There is a limit to the size of vessel that can be effectively treated. Benefits of this treatment include the possible reduction or elimination of superficial and/or deep veins.

Photographs of the treatment area may be taken for your medical chart and future comparison. Short-term redness can be expected.

Sessions can take as little as 15 minutes or in 15 minute increments after that. Your needs can be more adequately assessed at your consultation.

Side effects, while not frequent, may include pain, burning, blister formation and stinging sensation, vessel swelling, infection, pigmentary changes, including decrease or increase in skin color at the site of treatment, scar formation, laser induced “cold-sore-like” blistering, skin eruptions known as “herpetic” skin eruptions at the site of treatment and poor cosmetic outcome. Recurrence of vessels at the treated sites is also a possibility. There may also be possible hair removal at treatment site.