Laser Redness Reduction/Spider Vein Treatment

These lasers work specifically on visible broken blood vessels under the skin, as well as diffused redness. Most patients experience a 50% reduction in redness with one treatment. Expect some redness immediately after the treatment, which usually lasts for an hour or two after treatment. Some swelling is also possible, which typically lasts for two to six hours, but sometimes lingers for up to four days. You may also experience purpura, or bruising; this side effect, when it occurs, may take four to seven days to resolve.

Preparing for your appointment:

Products to avoid:

  • Retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac one week prior
  • Please arrive with face free of makeup or other products
  • Avoid tan skin 

Contraindications:

  • Accutane use within 6 months
  • Pregnancy