How does the Laser Treatment work?
The cosmetic laser emits energy to your skin that selectively targets the problem vein while bypassing surrounding tissues. After treatment, the selected vein naturally disappears. Laser therapy can heat blood vessels to shrink them.
We utilize Cynergy treatment for Leg Veins & Rosacea is the Cynergy™ laser (Cynosure, Inc.) utilizing a state-of-the-art Multiplex™ laser technology.
What is Cynergy?
Cynergy is the first system to combine a long pulse pulse-dye-laser and a high powered Nd:YAG into one system. These wavelengths were chosen for their absorption characteristics and depth of penetration. Both wavelengths are well absorbed by blood. Both wavelengths are also absorbed by melanin. The wavelengths are synergistic in their depth of penetration criteria, the PDL has a more shallow depth of penetration while the Nd:YAG penetrates deeper.
Powered by Cynosure’s advanced MultiPlex™ technology, the Cynergy Vascular Workstation treats all types of vascular and pigmented lesions—including spider veins, and rosacea—more effectively than conventional, single-wavelength technology, including: facial and leg telangiectasias; spider veins; hemangiomas; mature and blebbed portwine stains and other vascular malformations; rosacea; scars; and warts.
Cynergy treats vascular lesions with unsurpassed efficacy and minimal side effects.
What is Multiplex?
MultiPlex is the ability to sequentially fire different laser wavelengths through the same handpiece, with precise timing, to improve the outcome of treatment compared to single-wavelength treatment.
MultiPlex Vascular refers to Cynergy’s combination of PDL followed by YAG, with short, medium, long and extended delays between wavelengths.
What makes Multiplex better?
MultiPlex vascular has been shown to provide 75% singles-treatment clearance in 75% of subjects when treating facial telangiectasia, with little of no purpura. MultiPlex improves treatment of leg veins as well. MultiPlex has also been shown to improve outcomes for those with recalcitrant and resistant vascular birthmarks, and to allow treatment of lesions previously requiring surgery.
Varicose Veins are swollen, twisted, blue or purple veins that can be seen under the skin’s surface. They result from a weakening in the blood vessel wall or from faulty valves. They can show up anywhere on the body but most often appear on the legs or pelvic area.
Spider veins are a smaller version of varicose veins. They affect the capillaries, the body’s smallest blood vessels. Spider veins, which are red or blue, look like a spider’s web or tree branch, and they tend to appear on the legs and face.
Although varicose veins and spider veins are common, many people find them unsightly. Varicose veins can also cause unpleasant symptoms, such as tiredness, itching burning, throbbing, tingling, heaviness, soreness, or swelling in the legs.
Sometimes, lifestyle changes can improve symptoms. Some things you can try include:
- Not standing or sitting for long periods without taking a break.
- Losing extra weight to improve blood flow and ease pressure on your veins.
- Not wearing tight clothing, especially around your waist, upper thighs, and legs. Tight clothing can worsen varicose veins.
- Not wearing high heels for long periods. Shoes with lower heels can help tone calf muscles and improve blood flow through the veins.
- Elevating legs while sitting, resting, or sleeping — ideally, to a level above your heart.
- Avoiding crossing your legs at your knees and ankles.
- Doing physical activities that move your legs, which will improve muscle tone.
If your Provider recommends them, consider wearing compression stockings. These stockings create gentle pressure up the leg. That keeps blood from pooling in veins and also curbs leg swelling. You can buy compression stockings in pharmacies and medical supply stores.
Usually, varicose veins don’t cause medical problems. But in some people, they can lead to pain that interferes with walking or standing. They can also cause blood clots, skin ulcers, infections, and other troubles.
If lifestyle changes don’t help, if varicose veins become more severe, or if you’re bothered by the appearance of your varicose or spider veins, talk to your doctor about what medical treatments are available.