Laser Vein Therapy

Spider veins and broken capillaries are typically harmless. However, they can have an unwanted aesthetic effect. You may dislike the appearance of clustered blue or purple spider veins, and tiny broken blood vessels in the face can create redness and an uneven skin tone.

Fortunately, there are effective treatments to get rid of spider veins and other vascular issues. Our team at Rapaport Plastic Surgery offers laser vein therapy with cutting-edge technology to target unwanted pigment in the skin, eliminating redness, dark spots, and other discoloration.

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Most people who are bothered by spider veins or other vascular lesions are good candidates for laser vein therapy. Our advanced laser technology is safe for most skin types and tones. During a detailed consultation, Dr. Rapaport or a member of his team will evaluate your skin and areas of concern, discussing your goals, medical history, and needs to help determine the best treatment option.

For small, harmless veins that are simply a cosmetic concern, laser vein removal can be a particularly appealing option for patients who want to avoid needles and anesthesia. The treatment is completely non-invasive, and patients can request topical numbing cream to avoid any discomfort.

Our unique platform is the most advanced aesthetic technology, combining two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, and discoloration) on the face and body. These lasers target pigment, breaking them down with heat. The body then naturally absorbs these broken-down vessels.

At Rapaport Plastic Surgery, we take a personalized approach to every patient. The best laser technology and optimal settings will be selected with careful consideration of your skin type, concerns, and comfort. That’s why the first step of any treatment with us is a detailed consultation and assessment.

Laser vein therapy is generally a simple lunch break procedure. Most treatments take just a few minutes, but some may take up to 45 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area and your unique needs.

As your provider moves the laser over your skin, it may feel hot and similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Depending on the procedure, a cooled treatment tip will be in contact with the skin to protect and provide comfort to the area. We may also apply a topical anesthetic based on your comfort and preferences.

Patients can expect mild redness and swelling in the treatment area, which should resolve within a few days. You can return to normal activities immediately and apply makeup to the treatment area if necessary. We may recommend avoiding heat and strenuous exercise for a day or two to minimize swelling. Depending on your personalized treatment, there may be additional aftercare instructions, such as keeping your legs elevated or avoiding long stretches of standing or sitting.

Recovery after laser vein therapy is typically easy, with no downtime. Patients can manage any minor discomfort with cool compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.

After the laser breaks down unwanted spider veins and pigmentation, your body will remove it over the following days. You should see the treated veins disappear gradually for a few days after each treatment. The number of treatments needed for optimal results will depend on your exact condition. Varicose veins may require more treatments than small spider veins or pigmented lesions. For most laser procedures, only one or two treatment sessions are required, and the best results can be seen within a few days.

Laser vein removal permanently eliminates the targeted vein or capillaries. However, new vascular issues can occur. Since these unsightly veins can result from certain lifestyle factors, changing these may be necessary to prevent recurring spider veins.

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Every patient’s transformation journey at Rapaport Plastic Surgery begins with a detailed consultation. To learn more about Laser Vein Therapy and determine if it’s the right choice for you, fill out the form below or call us at (212) 249-9955 to schedule an appointment. Our team is dedicated to providing the best plastic surgery NYC has to offer.

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