Chelsea Medicine & Laser offers minimally invasive vein treatments for spider veins, varicose veins and facial veins. We will often use treatments in combination with each other.
Safe removal of unsightly facial veins
Now you can safely have your unsightly facial veins removed with the clinically proven ThermaVein, the gold standard for facial vein removal. ThermaVein is a radiofrequency treatment, an alternative to laser therapy. Spider Veins, medically known as Telangiectasia and Vascular Blemishes, are very common problems that can affect all ages. Rosacea also has a distribution of veins, which can occur with or without redness on the nose, cheeks and chin and responds well to radiofrequency.
How it works:
A tiny probe, the size of a human hair, is rested above the vein to close it. A 0.2 second pulse of energy seals the vein. This is repeated along the length of the vein until it is permanently closed. The vein wall is sealed preventing blood from re-entering the vein, permanently removing the vein. Next, the blood is naturally absorbed into the body and the vein ceases to exist.
Laser Vein Treatment
Treatment for spider veins of the legs or face. Also treats cherry angiomas.
We offer 1064 yag laser treatment of smaller leg veins and hemangiomas. Treatment is permanent and a nice adjunct to sclerotherapy when used on legs. No support stockings are necessary. It cannot be done with tanned or dark skin due to risk of burn of injury.
Laser treatment feels like a rubber band snap with each laser pulse. Afterwards, we use ice to minimize discomfort. Call for your free consult to see if laser vein treatment would be appropriate for you. Generally small to medium veins can be treated. Large varicose veins need to be treated by a surgeon with endovenous ablation. When veins are treated with the yag laser, they can take 1-2 months to dissolve. In the meantime, they look faded and gray or rust colored. Typically 2-5 treatments are needed.