Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Vein Removal in Grand Rapids, MI
Varicose and spider veins are an unsightly, difficult health issue. But it's not hopeless: intense pulsed light therapy or IPL, provides a safe, non-invasive solution. If you're considering IPL vein removal, please call (616) 426-6163 or contact Elite Health online.
Symptoms of Varicose and Spider Veins
Before deciding on treatment options, it's crucial to identify the nature of your issue. Varicose and spider veins are enlarged, twisting veins that can cause pain. They will often appear to be blue or red, but may also be flesh colored.
Some of the common symptoms of varicose veins include:
- Restless legs
If you're experiencing these symptoms and think IPL treatment may be for you, please call (616) 426-6163 or contact Elite Health online.
Why Seek Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment
Damaged veins, in addition to an unpleasant look, can lead to a number of serious health issues. These include:
- Skin ulcers
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
These problems can be reduced or avoided through IPL therapy.
How IPL Treatment Works
Short blasts of powerful light permeate the top layer of your skin, removing blemishes and eliminating broken capillaries. IPL sessions are very low pain, with most describing the mild heat sensation as being similar to a rubber band “flicking” your skin.
Treating veins with intense pulsed light typically takes several appointments, so it's best to start as soon as possible.
Benefits of IPL Vein Treatment
Like all medical procedures, IPL vein removal carries risks and benefits. The benefits of IPL therapy make it a worthwhile choice for vein removal.
Intense pulsed light treatment is:
- Minimally invasive: No cuts or incisions necessary.
- Quick: A single IPL session lasts around a half hour.
- Versatile: IPL therapy can treat multiple conditions simultaneously.
- Powerful: IPL can treat large areas of skin in a single session.
- Easy: A typical treatment cycle consists of three to six appointments.
These are a handful of the many reasons intense pulsed light therapy is a popular option for varicose vein removal.
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What to Know Before Treatment
IPL vein removal is a safe, effective procedure. Nonetheless, it's necessary to keep a few things in mind before starting your sessions. It's important to let your doctor or technician know of any pre-existing skin conditions, so the procedure can be adjusted to best suit your needs. Similarly, ultraviolet exposure from the sun or tanning beds can interfere with the rejuvenating IPL procedure.
Heavy amounts of direct UV exposure and heat should be avoided immediately following your IPL treatment. Good skin care can make a positive impact in the days and weeks following your procedure.
Love the way you look again and stop struggling with your veins. IPL vein removal provides a safe, minimally invasive solution to your varicose and spider vein problem. Please call (616) 426-6163 or contact Elite Health online.
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