Laser Vein Treatment

Spider leg and face vein treatment is available at our clinic in Richmond Hill.

Spider Veins

Vein problems affect approximately 1 out of every 2 people over the age of 50. Although generally a benign condition, it produces an unsightly cosmetic effect.

Often, spider veins are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

What causes spider veins to appear?

There are many conditions that cause veins to dilate - age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, obesity and sun exposure are just some of them. When dilated veins are close to the skin surface, they become visible.

Are spider veins dangerous?

Spider veins are rarely a serious health problem but they can cause discomfort in the legs. If there are symptoms from spider veins, most often they will be itching or burning. Less often, spider veins can be a sign of blood backup deeper inside that you can’t see on the skin.

How can dilated veins be treated?

In the past surgery and compression bandages were the only options for treating dilated veins. With the development of laser and light technologies, less invasive and very effective techniques have become available.

In our clinic we use a combination of laser and pulsed light treatment to achieve optimal results for each patient.

veins laser animaion

Nd:YAG laser hand-piece, which is used to treat veins as large as 4 mm thick.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) handpiece uses targeted light spectrum to achieve a similar effect of laser therapy.

How does laser vein treatment work?

Laser delivers concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target such as pigment, blood, or water. The Nd:YAG  hand-piece delivers light pulses in the 1064 nm wavelength, which is ideal for targeting veins.

The light pulses heat the blood within the veins. The temperature of the blood affects the inner lining of the vessel, causing the vein to constrict and gradually fade from the skin. (See picture)

What is laser vein treatment like?

The laser hand-piece is moved over the skin following the length of the vein while pulses of laser are emitted. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand-piece is pulsed.

Is it safe? Is it painful?

Our equipment makes vein treatments skin-safe and comfortable. The handpiece we use delivers its energy in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from a sharp rise in temperature.

In addition, a chilled fluid runs through the hand-piece, down to its tip. Since the hand-piece tip is in contact with the skin during the procedure, your skin is continually cooled, so that you feel little heat from laser pulses.

Before and After Photos of Face and Leg Vein Therapy



spider vein - before spider vein - after
spider vein - before spider vein - after
spider vein - before spider vein - after
spider vein - before spider vein - after
spider vein - before spider vein - after
Images courtesy of Palomar Medical

What can I usually expect after the procedure?

Immediately following treatment you will see the following possible outcomes:

  • the vessel will disappear
  • the vessel will darken
  • the vessel will shrink

The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours.

How much will it cost?

The price of vein treatment depends on the area. To receive individual pricing information, please make an appointment with our staff.

How to make an appointment?

To receive an individual consultation you can make an appointment with the staff at our clinic. To do so you can use our appointment system on this web site, or call us at

(905) 883-1033 Richmond Hill

Please note that to make appointments through the web site you will need to register and provide your e-mail address and telephone number for follow-up. Please click here to be redirected to the appointment section.


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