Treatment for Leg Veins

Treatment for Leg Veins


Photos courtesy of: Kasuo Miyake, MD

Spider and varicose veins

The non-invasive laser treatment of unsightly leg veins is one of the most requested yet most challenging of aesthetic procedures. Because of the various diameters, depths and pressures found with these vessels, their treatment often requires a wide range of wavelengths, pulse widths and fluences. Using a combination of therapies, such as those included on the Harmony®XL system, physicians are able to treat both superficial and deep telangiectasias as well as telangiectatic matting and hemosiderin staining. Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Depending on the nature of the vessels, either the Nd:YAG or an AFT treatment head on the HarmonyXL can be used to produce the desired effect.

Technology in use

The Nd:YAG 1064 laser handpiece coagulates and destroys large, deep, cosmetically unacceptable blood vessels and leg veins without the use of chemicals or needles.

This easy-to-use, ergonomic handpiece effectively coagulates oxygenated reddish telangiectasias, as well as deoxygenated bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter.

Key advantages for physicians

  • Because treatment often requires multiple wavelengths, HarmonyXL puts them all right at your fingertips
  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • Effectively coagulates oxygenated reddish telangiectasias, as well as deoxygenated bluish venule ectasia and reticular veins up to 4-mm diameter

Key advantages for patients

  • Safe and effective treatment for various diameters and depths of leg veins
  • No need for injections