Leg Vein Removal

Say Goodbye to Unsightly Leg Veins

Leg veins are a cosmetic concern for many. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have led to effective leg vein removal treatments using both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Nd:YAG laser, both available at Halcyon Cosmetic & Skin Clinic. Clients come to us from  Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and many parts of Greater Vancouver for these quick, effective treatments.

These non-invasive light-based procedures eliminate visible leg veins, resulting in smooth, clear legs without resorting to incisions or injections. IPL treatments have the added benefit of improving overall skin tone and texture as well.

Leg vein treatments are relatively fast, often between 15 to 30 minutes, and downtime is minimal with most clients resuming normal activities immediately.

Light-based treatments are appropriate for

  • cosmetic purposes
  • blue and red veins near the surface of the skin

Light-based treatments are NOT appropriate for

  • varicose veins
  • underlying vascular disease

Both IPL and Nd:YAG laser target hemoglobin within the leg veins. As the blood absorbs light energy, the heat is transferred to the blood vessel wall. This affects the integrity of the blood vessel and as the body recognizes it has been damaged, it breaks it down and slowly clears it away.

Results are generally long-lasting, although if underlying vascular issues are present, this may result in regeneration of the blood vessels over time.

If you’re unsure if leg vein removal is right for you, please book a complimentary consultation.
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    Our Leg Vein Removal Technicians

    Jenna Naidu, Permanent Makeup
    Jenna Naidu

    Medical Aesthetician

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    Jenna Naidu is a licensed and accomplished medical aesthetician, laser technician and clinical instructor. She began her aesthetic career in 2006 with a dual diploma in both Aesthetics and Spa Therapy, which included massage and body care as well as skincare, lash and brow tinting, lash extensions, waxing, manicures and pedicures, and makeup artistry. READ MORE
    Nashina Merani, Aesthetics Manager, Health & Wellness
    Nashina Merani Miranda

    Protocols & Training

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    Nashina Merani Miranda is much more than a very experienced, knowledgeable, and loved Medical Aesthetician here at Halcyon Cosmetic Clinic. She is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Workshop Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner, Mom and Wife. READ MORE
    Hanna Cockburn, Medical Aesthetician
    Hanna Cockburn

    Medical Aesthetician & Permanent Makeup Artist

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    Hanna is a highly esteemed, internationally trained medical aesthetician and laser technician, hailing from the heart of Europe. With a commitment to excellence, she has made a significant impact on the world of aesthetics in the Lower Mainland. Her journey began in Ukraine, where she received comprehensive training and education, laying the foundation for her illustrious career. READ MORE
    Renata Licha, Medical Aesthetician
    Renata Licha

    Medical Aesthetician

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    Renata has been achieving skincare results with professional products and advanced skin and facial treatments for over 25 years! She was owner of her own practice in Europe for many years before moving to Vancouver, where she expanded her expertise with light and laser devices as well as targeted skin treatments. READ MORE

    Leg Vein Treatments FAQ

    What are cosmetic leg veins?

    Cosmetic leg veins, often referred to as spider veins or thread veins, are small, visible blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They are usually red, blue, or purple in colour.

    How does laser or IPL treatment work for leg veins?

    Laser and IPL treatments delivering focused light energy into the targeted blood vessels. This energy heats and damages the vein, causing it to collapse and gradually fade away.

    Is the treatment painful?

    Most clients describe this treatment as a snapping sensation as the laser is pulsed, but it is usually well-tolerated.

    How long does a leg vein treatment take?

    A single treatment session typically takes 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of veins being treated.

    How many sessions are required?

    The number of sessions required varies from person to person. Some may achieve satisfactory results after one session, while others may require multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

    Is there downtime after a leg vein treatment?

    There is usually little to no downtime after laser or IPL treatment for leg veins. You can return to your normal activities immediately, although it’s recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure for a short period.

    Are there any side effects or risks to leg vein treatment?

    Side effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, or temporary darkening of the treated veins. Serious complications are rare but can include blistering, scarring, or changes in skin pigmentation.

    How long do the results of leg vein treatment last?

    Results are often long-lasting, but new veins may develop over time, so maintenance sessions may be needed.

    Is leg vein treatment suitable for all skin types?

    Laser and IPL treatments are generally safe for various skin types but may be less effective for very dark skin. Your provider will assess your skin type and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

    How can I prepare for the treatment?

    You should avoid sun exposure for several weeks prior to treatment, and avoid medications such as NSAIDS, aspirin and blood thinners, that may increase the chance of bruising. It is also advised to avoid alcoholic beverages the evening prior to treatment for this same reason.

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