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IPL Laser Vein Treatment

IPL Treatments – Palomar StarLux Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

laser vein treatments

Many people live with visible (and embarrassing!) leg and facial veins. These veins can be safely and effectively treated with advanced laser technology.

The Palomar Lux1064™ Laser Handpiece offers a comfortable and effective vein treatment. This non-invasive process causes unsightly vessels to fade from view in a few treatments or less. The Lux1064 Nd:YAG Laser Handpiece is an attachment for the Palomar StarLux™ Laser and Pulsed Light System.

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how does it 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 appropriate Palomar handpiece delivers light pulses in specific wavelengths, which is ideal for targeting these veins.

The light pulses heat the blood within the vein. The heat of the blood affects the vessel lining, which causes the vessel to constrict and eventually fade from view.

what are palomar laser vein treatments like?

Your treatment provider will move the Lux1064 handpiece over your skin, following the length of the vein, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the handpiece is being pulsed.

are these treatments safe? are they painful?

Your treatment provider will go over the risks and benefits of treatment with you. Palomar vein treatments are skin-safe and comfortable. The energy is delivered in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from a sharp rise in temperature.

In addition, a chilled fluid supply runs through the handpiece, down to its tip. Since the handpiece tip is in contact with the skin during treatment, your skin is continually cooled, so that you feel little heat from the laser pulses.

what should i expect after treatment?

  • Immediately after treatment 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 veins.
  • Follow the instructions given by your treatment provider.

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