What Should You Avoid After Surface Laser Treatment for Veins?

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If you’re one of the millions of men and women who struggle with visible spider veins and other vascular lesions on the surface of your skin, you may feel self-conscious about your complexion and frustrated with trying to conceal your veins each day. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, general surgeon and vascular specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch understands the stubborn nature of visible veins and is proud to offer patients a nonsurgical, highly effective, convenient, and long-lasting solution for reducing the appearance of surface veins and achieving clearer, smoother skin they can feel confident about.

With surface laser vein treatment — also known as laser vein removal — Dr. Lynch helps Peoria, AZ, patients get the complexion they desire and kick their vein worries to the curb. Keep reading for a closer look at what to expect with surface laser vein treatment, including how to care for your skin after the procedure and what things you may need to avoid temporarily.

How can I get rid of visible spider veins?

Spider veins, which often appear as red, blue, or purple branching lines primarily seen on the face and legs, aren’t necessarily harmful — but they can certainly be a cosmetic nuisance. Other types of vascular lesions and visible veins can also leave people feeling less than confident about their complexion, forcing them to wear concealing clothing and attempt to cover their veins with heavy makeup. While some veins may require more invasive therapy, many spider veins and vascular lesions can be effectively treated with nonsurgical laser vein removal using the advanced Harmony XL PRO laser, available at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics. With surface laser vein treatment using the Harmony XL PRO laser, Dr. Lynch delivers targeted heat energy to the vein, causing it to collapse and be naturally resorbed by the body, ultimately leading to clearer, smoother skin.

What’s the recovery like after laser vein removal?

Following your surface laser treatment, it is normal to experience some amount of redness, swelling, and irritation, but the downtime is minimal, and patients are able to resume the majority of their daily activities almost immediately after treatment. Ice packs, cold compresses, and over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to help reduce swelling and irritation, and, if appropriate, Dr. Lynch may also recommend the use of compression stockings following a laser vein treatment on the legs.

Is there anything I shouldn’t do after laser vein treatments?

While it is generally considered safe and appropriate to return to work and other normal routines almost immediately after a surface laser vein treatment, there are some activities that will need to be paused for about 2 – 3 days, or as outlined by Dr. Lynch. These may include:

  • Heavy exercise
  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Hot showers, baths, or hot tubs
  • Direct sun exposure
  • The use of certain skin care products or hair removal methods
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

With healthy habits and proper aftercare, patients should expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their surface veins after about 2 – 3 weeks. If needed, additional sessions can be scheduled to help further diminish your visible veins and help give you the beautiful skin you deserve.

Clear up unsightly spider veins the easy way with laser vein treatment in Peoria, AZ

If you’re frustrated by your visible veins but prefer not to undergo invasive procedures that require anesthesia and a lengthy recovery period, you may be excited to learn about the convenience and long-lasting results offered by surface laser vein removal. For more information about how laser vein treatments can give you back the clearer complexion you desire, call Lynch Vein & Aesthetics to schedule your Peoria, AZ, laser vein treatment consultation with general surgeon and vein treatment specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.