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ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment

Clear Your Skin with ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment

Veins and arteries may be indispensable to our health, but you probably don’t think about them much because they are mostly out of sight and out of mind. However, given that your body has up to 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels, some can emerge near the surface of your skin to create unsightly spider veins, varicose veins, broken capillaries, vascular lesions, rosacea, skin discoloration, and other venous aesthetic issues.

If this describes you, the skincare professionals of Tampa, Florida’s Health + Glow, can help you put those veins back out of sight, out of mind with ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment. This non-invasive laser treatment safely reduces the appearance of obtrusive vein issues with long-lasting results. Health + Glow lead physician Dr. Swapna M. Kallikadan highlights everything you need to know about ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment in Tampa.

The Science Behind ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment

ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment relies on the “selective “photothermolysis” principle to target problem veins and related aesthetic vascular issues. Selective targeting uses light wave frequencies that affect the targeted area without causing a significant impact on surrounding tissues. The light wave energy of the ClearV® Laser specifically targets blood hemoglobin within problem veins. The heat the process generates helps break down the problem vascular tissues and coagulates the blood. Over time, your body naturally breaks down and absorbs the coagulated blood and venous tissues, leaving you with clearer-looking skin.

The Benefits of ClearV® Laser Treatment

ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment is one of the most advanced treatments available to treat unsightly veins and related vascular issues. The targeted treatment is most effective at treating spider veins, broken capillaries, vascular lesions, rosacea, and vascular-related skin discoloration. While ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment cannot eliminate larger varicose veins, it can help reduce their size and may prove effective at treating smaller ones. Other ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment benefits include:

  • Safe and proven effective.
  • Non-invasive with minimal discomfort and downtime.
  • Quick treatment sessions that usually last less than 30 minutes.
  • Provides long-lasting results of up to several years in duration.

Your ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment in Tampa

Your ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment at Tampa’s Health + Glow requires minimum preparation after the initial consultation to determine aesthetic goals and assess the treatment area(s). Patients are usually advised to arrive at their session make-up and moisturizer-free and may be asked to pre-shave the targeted area. Before lasering, one of our medical professionals will clean the treatment and apply a topical anesthetic to optimize comfort. They will then use the hand-held laser device to heat the targeted veins, guided by its subsurface vein illumination technology, which highlights the under-skin vascular network.

Once your session concludes, you can resume normal daily activities, though we typically recommend the following post-treatment care recommendations:

  • Apply ice packs to the treated area for 10-15 minutes several times daily as needed to help reduce redness, swelling, and potential bruising.
  • Refrain from hot baths, showers, and saunas for 24 hours to further limit swelling and redness.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours.
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and dress appropriately to protect the treated area from sunlight for at least two weeks.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with Health + Glow to assess the treatment’s effectiveness.

Results will not be immediately apparent, and your venous issues may even appear to be worse for up to 48 hours after treatment. However, within two to three weeks, you should start noticing a decrease in problem veins and associated discoloration and an even more dramatic decrease in their appearance over the next two months. Depending on the extent of problem veins and related issues, we may recommend one or two follow-up sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to optimize the decrease in their appearance.

Ideal Candidates for ClearV® Laser Treatment

A Health + Glow medical practitioner can determine if you are an ideal candidate for ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment in Tampa. In general, anyone with visible vein issues in reasonably good health can benefit from the treatment. ClearV® is safe and effective for all skin types and skin tones. Underlying health issues that preclude a patient from undergoing ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment include diabetes, heart disease, and blood clotting disorders.

Contact Health + Glow to Schedule Your ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment

To reduce the appearance of your unsightly veins and vascular discoloration with ClearV® Laser Vein Treatment in Tampa, schedule an appointment with Health + Glow today. Along with our medical spa, Health + Glow is a primary care office and IV therapy facility with a comprehensive offering of health and beauty treatments, including preventative medicine, body contouring, revitalizing IV drips, and anti-aging therapies.