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Diode Laser Vein Treatment

Popular diode lasers are the Lumenis LightSheer, the Opusmed F1 Diode, the Apex, and the Syneron eLaser.

Before You Go

Questions to ask your doctor:

  • Which diode laser device will you use on my skin?
  • How many treatments will I need?

Pre-procedure prep for Diode Laser Vein Treatment: Avoid tanning for one to three months leading up to treatment. Use sunscreen with SPF 15-30 to protect your skin from tanning.

Pre-treatment skin lightening with sunscreen and bleaching creams may enhance the results in patients with olive and dark skin tones.

On the day of treatment: Shave the portion of skin you plan on treating on the day of your appointment. A clean shave provides better results and also decreases the scent of burning hair.

What To Expect

You'll need to wear specialized eyewear for protection during the procedure. A physician will guide the handpiece over your skin while you sit or recline on a padded table.

Your skin may appear red or swollen afterwards.

Who should do it: Consult a licensed dermatologist. Laser hair removal with a diode is offered in both spas and medical offices, yet the best results (not to mention the safest and most hygienic) will be achieved with a board-certified physician.

Duration: Vein removal using a diode takes 15 to 20 minutes.

How Painful Is It?

Every time the diode laser is activated, you'll feel a bee sting-like prick. The skin will be tender and painful for up to three hours afterward.

Options for anesthesia: If you have a low tolerance for pain and prefer to use a topical numbing cream, discuss this with your physician in advance.

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