A laser is one of the treatment we offer to treat spider veins. We use 3 different wavelengths depending on skin type/color in our practice. Instructions will vary somewhat depending on the wavelength we are going use but the following can be used as the general guideline.

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    Avoid any unprotected sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to treatment if you are Caucasian.

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    Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 2 weekS prior to treatment if you have brown or black skin.

  • 3

    Please download brief medical history questionnaire, complete and fax or bring it with you at the time of your consultation. I will save you time and we are able to proceed with your treatment soon after you arrive for your appointment.

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    Do not apply any cream, lotion, oil, or self-tanners to an area of treatment on a day before and on the day of treatment.

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    Isotretinoin (Accutane) should be stopped 6 months before laser spider vein removal or laser hair reduction treatments.

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    Please inform us if you have any of following conditions, pregnancy, seizure disorder triggered by light, photosensitivity, lupus, keloid formation, history of poor wound healing, noticed any pigmented lesion, have permanent makeup or receiving gold therapy, on immunosuppressants or anticoagulants like Coumadin/Warfarin.

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    If you develop the fever or other illness before appointment you must reschedule.

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