Laser Vein Removal
Dr. Weksberg Servicing Toronto and the GTA, services are for Canadian citizens only.
Spider Veins or Telangiectasias are the small red, purple or
blue blood vessels that are commonly found under the surface
of the skin. These tiny vessels are found most often on the
face, chest and thighs. Spider veins are not necessary and
are often removed for cosmetic reasons.
What causes Telangiectasias ?
Telangiectasias or Spider veins are typically created by
anything that may cause our face to flush or blush. Often
times heredity, sun damage, Acne Rosacea (an adult form of
acne), hot and spicy food, exercise, hormones, emotions,
cortisone medications and some rare skin diseases can cause
or contribute to these unsightly veins.
What is the best treatment to remove unwanted Spider
The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto,
Ontario, vascular lasers are the treatment of choice to
remove these spots. Our state of the art laser treatments
allows us to deliver a precise dosage of energy to each
vein. During your laser treatment, light energy is delivered
through a special hand piece into the targeted vein, in a
series of brief pulses. The light energy is then absorbed by
the blood vessels, but not the surrounding tissue. This heat
absorption will cause the blood vessel to coagulate; the
blood vessel is then absorbed by your body.
Does the Treatment Hurt ?
At The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, Ontario our
patients report little to no discomfort. Some patients
report feeling a brief snapping sensation (like a rubber
band snap) on the skin and some patients may experience a
minor temporary stinging sensation. Cool gel and soothing
cream is applied immediately following your treatment to
alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
What can I expect after treatment ?
After your treatment at The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic
Dermatology Toronto, you may experience temporary redness or
purple discoloration. Swelling and blisters rarely occur and
very rare cases your skin colour may be lighter or darker,
this usually fades with time. Extreme care must be taken to
completely avoid sun exposure while your skin is healing and
a sun block with an SPF 30 is required during this time.
Will my veins come back ?
If you have a medical condition where you are prone to
getting veins, new veins will most likely form over time.
Sun protection is a must to help reduce this risk. Nose
veins are most likely to recur because they are high
pressure vessels feeding this area of the face. Dr. Weksberg
and his highly trained nurses and technicians at The
Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto will
assess you and approximate how may visits you will require
to achieve your desired results. Periodic touch-up
treatments may be necessary with time.