IPL SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL AT OTTAWA MEDISPA WESTBORO
|IPL Spider Vein Removal||Starting at $75|
*package pricing available.
How does it work
Intense-Pulsed Light Treatment (IPL) utilizes a light source to reduce the appearance a. IPL directly treats spider veins by damaging the walls of the blood vessel by applying heat to it and leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Once the blood vessel will be destroyed and absorbed through the immune system. Eliminating these diseased veins actually improves the circulation and makes the legs healthier.
How many treatments are required
The number of treatments required depends on the severity of the spider veins. Some patients see results in a single session and only do 1 treatment. Other patients require a series of treatments.
What to expect after treatment of spider veins
In the first few days itching, bruising, aching, redness and swelling are common. Most of these symptoms resolve spontaneously. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen), but do not take ASA or related compounds (aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen/Advil). Some patients (particularly those with fair skin) notice small red circles or brown lines after treatments. These are due to the pigment of blood or inflammation and usually resolve within 6 weeks. Any other concerns following your treatment we would suggest a follow up appointment with the technician.
What should I do before a treatment?
- * Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or other arthritis medicine for 2 days before and after treatment because these medications can increase bruising.
- * Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 2 days before and after your treatment. They may impair healing.
- * Shower and wash your legs thoroughly with an antibacterial soap.
- * Do not shave your legs the day of your appointment.
- * Do not apply any cream or lotion to your legs, including tanning cream.
What are the contraindications for Spider Vein Removal
- * Pregnancy
- * Previous deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- * Previous phlebitis
- * Breast feeding
- * Have an active tan or are using gradual self tanners
The treatment for spider vein removal is sometimes covered by O.H.I.P. Spider veins are considered “cosmetic” and therefore do not qualify for most insurance plans. The compression stockings that are recommended are often included in private medical insurance plans.