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The Candela Laser for Spider Veins is Now Available at The Vascular And Endovascular Clinic!

Candela Laser for Spider Veins

At the VEC we offer a complete range of solutions for your spider veins and varicose veins!
Once the faulty truncal vein below the skin is ablated using the latest range of devices such as laser, RFA, microwave, ClariVein, or glue, we can address the smaller and broken veins on the skin surface that may cause you cosmetic concerns. This can be treated using the newest laser (Candela from the Candela Corporation, US) at our Mount Elizabeth Orchard Clinic. No preparation or anaesthetic is required!

How does Candela's laser work?

How does Candela's laser work

The Candela laser is a popular treatment option for spider veins, also known as telangiectasia. It works by using a concentrated beam of light to target the affected blood vessels. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the blood, causing the blood vessel to heat up and collapse. Over time, the collapsed vessel is reabsorbed by the body, leading to its disappearance or significant reduction in appearance.

The Candela laser can be used to treat spider veins on various parts of the body, including the legs, face, and other areas where these veins commonly appear. It is especially effective for smaller blood vessels like those found in spider veins.

The number of rounds of Candela laser treatment required for spider veins can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the condition. Typically, multiple sessions are needed to achieve optimal results. Most people undergo an average of 2-4 sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.

After the procedure, some common post-treatment effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated area. These are usually temporary and subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. Special Repair cream will be prescribed to ensure proper healing post-procedure.

What other vascular skin conditions can Candela be used for?

Candela laser can be used for various other purposes apart from treating spider veins. Some of the common uses include:

  1. Hair Removal: Candela laser is widely used for permanent hair reduction. It targets the hair follicles, inhibiting their growth and providing long-lasting hair removal results.
  2. Tattoo Removal: The laser technology of Candela can effectively break down tattoo ink particles, allowing the body to gradually eliminate them. It is commonly used for tattoo removal or fading for cover-up tattoos.
  3. Skin Rejuvenation: Candela laser treatments can improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. It helps reduce the signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It also stimulates collagen production, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized complexion.
  4. Acne Treatment: The Candela laser can target and destroy the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. It also reduces inflammation and helps in controlling excess oil production, resulting in improved acne-prone skin.
  5. Pigmentation Disorders: Candela laser can be used to treat various pigmentation disorders, such as melasma, sunspots, and freckles. It targets the excess melanin in the skin, breaking it down and reducing the appearance of these pigmented areas.
  6. Vascular Lesions: Apart from spider veins, Candela laser can also treat other vascular lesions like cherry angiomas, port wine stains, and hemangiomas. It targets the blood vessels and causes them to coagulate, leading to their gradual disappearance.

Come and consult with one of the vascular specialists to determine if Candela laser treatment is appropriate for your broken veins and to discuss the potential risks and benefits.

Dr Tang is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.
Dr Wong is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.

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