Treatment for Leg Veins – Lumenis One™ and Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins, usually a large, raised deeper blue vein that is described as ‘ropey’, need different treatment from discolored non-raised clusters, called spider veins. Now, using the new combined technologies of the Lumenis One™ system, unsightly leg veins can be treated. Lumenis One™ is equipped with two different light technologies. The laser specialist will use either or both, depending on your veins.

The laser component of the Lumenis One™ system is used to treat larger, deeper veins (reticular veins). A small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within the vein, on the basis of its color. The smaller, spider veins are treated using light energy, the second component of the Lumenis One ™ System. The light energy is absorbed by the blood, changed to heat, and the vein is destroyed. This Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology is exclusive to the Lumenis Onet™ System.

Sclerotherapy is a popular method of reducing or eliminating spider veins. A solution called a sclerosing agent is injected into the veins; this solution causes an irritation to the inner lining of the vein, resulting in the collapse of the vessel. The body then reabsorbs the “bruise” over the next 3-6 weeks. A small gauge needle is used to perform the injections and most clients relate the discomfort to an ant bite. The number of treatments needed differs from client to client. An average five treatments is required in most cases. The treatment sessions last approximately 30 minutes.

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