Laser Vein removal

Body Renewal Tip

Laser Vein removal with the Nd: YAG is best for spider veins and small red spots (cherry angiomas) on the face and neck. For diffuse redness (rosacea) the treatment of choice is the Limelight procedure combined with Laser Genesis treatments. 6 - 8 treatments are necessary for optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1Are Laser Vein Removal treatments available at all Body Renewal branches ?
  • 2What is Laser Vein removal?
  • 3What awards has the Cutera Nd: YAG won in the international market for laser vein removal?
  • 4What areas of the skin surface can be treated?
  • 5What desired results can be expected?
  • 6Is Laser Vein Removal safe?
  • 7Can Laser Vein removal be combined with other treatments?
  • 8Can all skin types be safely treated with Laser Vein removal?

Laser Vein Removal treatments are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Fourways and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.

Both men and women are bothered by the appearance of body and facial spider veins. In the past electrocautery has been used to treat these veins but this modality often resulted in intolerable pain and sometimes scarring. Since the advent of lasers, the Nd:YAG has been used for the treatment of unwanted small and large veins up to 4 mm in thickness and a few treatments may be require to achieve an acceptable level of improvement.

We can offer you two treatment modalities for vein removal at Body Renewal: a laser the CoolGlide Excel or the light based treatment the Acutip 500™ used to permanently reduce veins up to 4 mm anywhere on the face or body. We plan our treatments carefully to ensure the best cosmetic outcome. At our Somerset West Branch in the Western Cape, there is the option of treatment with the E-Max Laser for veins up to 4mm in diameter.

In 2005, 2006 and 2007, in the USA, the Aesthetic Trends and Technologies Choice Awards™, nominated the Cutera Nd: YAG for the best laser for superficial leg veins for all skin types.

Virtually any area of the body that bothers you can be treated including facial areas such as around the nose and eyes, the mouth, cheeks and chin with speed and minimal discomfort.

Often, patients find that one treatment is sufficient for their vein removal needs (in small areas, such as on or around the nose). However, for optimal results, multiple treatments may be necessary for larger areas (such as the legs or if there are excessive dilated capillaries over the cheeks). If a vein goes completely away with treatment, it should not return, but occasionally the body reopens the vessel before it is completely reabsorbed or the vessel only partially responds.

Because of this we recommend that most people need 1 to 2 treatments that are 8-12 weeks apart.

With the laser treatments, there is some discomfort during the procedure that we try to minimize as best we can with our laser cooling tip. After the procedure is over, there is no discomfort.

There may be small pink bumps that resemble mosquito bites that can last a day or two, and the area may be sensitive to very hot water for up to 48hrs after the treatment.

Uncommonly, a skin wound such as superficial blisters and scabs can occur, which heal within 2 days to 14 days. Use of antibiotic ointment on a regular basis usually results in uneventful healing. There is a <0.5% possibility of a skin wound leaving behind a permanent scar

When we target bluer veins on the face, it is possible that a small amount of blood can "leak" out of the vessel before it is sealed, resulting in a bruise or discoloration of the skin. Bruises are temporary and resolve in approximately2 weeks. The risk increases if you take aspirin products or are on blood thinners.

Because blood contains iron, it is possible for a brownish discoloration to result. This is usually temporary but can occasionally last for many months. We can also use exfoliation treatments and lightening products to fade the area.

CoolGlide Excel laser treatments are an important part of the non-invasive approach to aesthetic improvement and at Body Renewal, laser vein removal is included in the 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ package.

Laser vein removal can be safely combined with most aesthetic procedures such as Botox, Fillers microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other laser treatments, however we prefer not to do these in one area in the same session.

Due to its unique design and longer wavelength, CoolGlide Excel is one of the only lasers on the market that can treat men and women of all skin types 1 to 4 safely and effectively. Veins are typically not visible on the skin’s surface in skin types 5 and 6.

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Review -Super impressed!
Reviewed on 14 October 2015 by Hanlie Strydom*

When I arrived I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed by the appearnce of the clinic! Beautifully decorated, professional and amazing people. Dr Xen and Tamara made my first Laser treatment so comfortable. Both skilled and thorough and so professional. I am leaving super impressed and will be back to Parkhurst branch!! Thank you!

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Review -A Therapeutic Pleasure
Reviewed on 27 November 2014 by Mrs C K *

Such a range of treatments under one roof! An excellent self renovator one stop shop! The amazing decor and beautiful service make appointments a therapeutic pleasure rather than a painful medical annoyance, thank you!

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Review -Absolute Fantastic Surprize!
Reviewed on 31 October 2014 by Jannie Kotze*

Having a treatment done was bit of a new experience for me, but what an absolute fantastic surprise, and pleasure it has been! Bernice is a delight. She is a great therapist and extremely knowledgeable. The treatments have all proven to have great success, and has been a pleasure. I strongly recommend Skin & Body Renewal, and especially Bernice. The whole experience has been great and very thoroughly done.

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Review -An Oasis at Constantia
Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Miss S. W. Constantia*

Body Renewal in the delightful High Constantia Centre is such a gorgeous place to renew one's skin and body with charming, knowledgeable and super professional staff (I have seen therapist Chevaun, and owner Dr Maureen Allem). Such a pleasant change from the normal "chain" beauty salon experience. Thank you for improving my skin and body with brilliant advice and treatments.

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