The Stellar M22™ treatments enable your physician to effectively treat spider veins, reticular veins (blue veins), broken capillaries and rosacea. Our unique technology enables optimal tailoring of the light source and energy to effectively target the vascular condition and cause it to fade away.
How does it work?
The laser or IPL create heat inside the blood vessels, which closes the vein’s walls, eventually causing the vein to disappear. The laser is very precise and only impacts the selected blood vessel and none of the surrounding skin. The IPL filter also targets the blood only and none of the surrounding skin. Both Lumenis technologies enable cooling of your skin between pulses, which reduces the chance of skin damage, producing great results.
Just before treatment, your physician will apply a thin layer of clear gel onto the treatment area. During treatment, your physician will treat the targeted veins by applying a few pulses on each blood vessel source. The treatment will take between 10-20 minutes, depending on the number of blood vessels being treated. During the treatment you may experience a stinging or burning sensation, but it is tolerable.
Is it right for me?
Stellar M22™ treatments are not suitable for everyone and may carry some risks. Stellar M22™ vascular treatments are not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling, change of pigmentation and scarring. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
When will I see results?
In many cases, improvement is seen immediately after treatment – full clearance of the veins might take several weeks as they slowly fade away. In the case of multiple veins, 2-3 sessions in 6-8 weeks intervals may be needed.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, darkening of the vessels will be apparent, with slight redness and swelling along the vessel. You should avoid hot baths and excessive physical exercise for 1-2 weeks following your treatment. However, you should be able to continue with your normal activities immediately
If you are interested in learning more about vascular treatment call our Burlingame, CA office today at (650) 692-0182 to schedule.