Lux1064 Vein Laser
Leg veins and blue veins around and under the eye can now be treated safely and effectively with the advanced laser technology of the Palomar Lux1064 laser. This non-invasive laser treatment causes unsightly vessels to fade in a few treatments or less.
The Lux1064 Laser uses the 1064nm wavelength, which ideally targets larger blue veins, which mostly occur around the eyes and on the legs. Specifically, 1064nm wavelength safely passes through the skin, then the hemoglobin in blood vessels absorbs the laser’s energy. This causes the blood to coagulate and the vessel wall to constrict and close off. The body then slowly absorbs the vein over a period of months.
The 1064nm wavelength laser can penetrate more deeply under the skin than other lasers with other wavelengths, thus allowing us to treat deeper leg veins more effectively.
After 1 to 3 simple and quick treatments with the Lux1064 laser, we see a thinning or complete disappearance of these veins.
The treatment usually takes 15 minutes. The laser pulses cause a short hot snap that fades quickly. The Lux1064 laser minimizes discomfort and side effects by using a handpiece with a chilled tip. This chilled tip keeps the skin continually cooled, thus protecting the skin and decreasing any heat sensation the patient may feel.
Immediately after the treatment the vessel may disappear, darken or shrink. The surrounding skin may turn pink, become swollen or bruise. These usually resolve in less than 1 week. Vessels will fade over 1 month. Often more than 1 treatment may be necessary to achieve full clearance of leg veins.