Leg Vein Removal

Leg vein removal in St. Albert, Alberta

For leg vein removal, we use the Elite+ laser system. Elite+ uses two wavelengths (755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm Nd:YAG) to reduce the appearance of red, blue and purple leg veins. The Nd:YAG wavelength uses selective light to target the blood in your veins. Your veins will absorb light from the laser and become heated to the point that they shrink and fade.* This coagulation process causes your blood vessels to retreat from the surface of your skin. No matter what kind of skin type you have, Elite+ can remove the spider veins on your legs.*

The causes of spider veins

Spider veins often become visible when your blood is prevented from flowing in a normal way. Your heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-infused blood through your arteries to your entire body. Simultaneously, your veins carry blood from different parts of your body back to your heart. Normally, veins have valves that route blood in one direction. If one of these valves does not properly close, blood can leak back into the lower part of a vein, instead of flowing toward the heart. As blood continues to collect in that vein, its walls become weakened. The vein will then grow larger as it takes in more blood and it will appear on the surface on the skin.

What to expect from treatments

When you come in for an Elite+ treatment, we will apply gel to your legs. This gel will protect your skin from the heat of the laser. Your A2 Medispa provider will then use the Elite+ hand piece to make several passes over the visible veins on your legs. Our patients often describe the feeling of the laser as being similar to rubber band snapping against their skin. But for the most part, the procedure is fairly comfortable. The Elite+ laser system has a built-in cooling system to prevent any overheating or damage to your skin. Treatments can last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the targeted area(s).

What to expect from the results

With 1 treatment, many patients notice improvements to their legs.* Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results, however. After your appointment, some veins will disappear while others can become purple or grey in appearance. This is common and the change in colour usually fades in about a week. During your consultation, Aleesha Ayoob will determine the number of treatments that you’ll need. On average, 3-5 treatments at 3-4 week intervals are needed to achieve optimal results.*

It should also be noted that Elite+ cannot cure vein diseases, as spider veins can be progressive. Elite+ may be able to stabilize your condition and prevent the progress of vein diseases.

Before and after photos

Before and after leg vein treatments

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

Request a consultation at A2 Medispa

If you live in or around St. Albert, Alberta, and you suffer from unsightly spider veins, schedule an appointment at A2 Medispa. Aleesha Ayoob will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, fill out the consultation request form on our site or call (780) 722-1061 to speak to a member of our team.

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.