Advanced M22: Spider Vein Post Treatment Instructions

This page contains post-treatment details specific to the M22 laser available at Peach Skin Clinic. This page is not meant to diagnose or recommend. If you have any questions, please contact us at one our facilities. 


Post Treatment Instructions for spider vein treatment

Cold (not frozen) packs should be applied immediately after treatment to cool the treatment site reduce swelling and ease discomfort. Chemical cold packs are not recommended, if their temperature is below 4 degrees celsius. Frozen 4 x 4 gause pads, previously moistened with water and inserted into small plastic bags can be used.

Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area for the first four or five days following treatment: no hot bath, no aerobic exercise, massage, etc. 

Exposure to Sunlight

Patients should use high factor (30–50 SPF) sun block and protect the treated area from exposure to sunlight for at least one month following treatment. Tanning after treatment sessions may enhance melanin regeneration, which may result in hyperpigmentation.

Makeup

Patients may apply makeup immediately after treatment. However, we advise patient to discontinue if the treatment site scales and cakes. The skin may be sensitive during this period, and removing makeup, especially if it is difficult to remove, may damage the skin and predispose the site to infection. In case of broken or damaged skin, we recommend that patients keep the treated area covered with a dressing, to reduce the risk of trauma and infection during the first four or five days following treatment.

Other Recommendations

If the treatment site is exposed to dirt, it should be covered with a dressing for ten days. Patients are advised not to participate in rough sports or similar activities for several days following treatment, until the skin returns to its normal condition.

Compression of Leg Veins

Compression may be recommended at the time of your appointment. Patients should return no sooner than three weeks after treatment, for examination of the treatment site and for additional treatment, if necessary.

  • If no additional treatment is necessary, the patient should return for an additional examination two months later.
  • If there has been partial clearance of the lesion, treatment should be continued using the same parameters, and the patient should return after three weeks for examination and for additional treatment, if necessary.
  • Intervals between treatments are 3 to 6 weeks when some clearance is noticed.
  • Treatment is complete when satisfactory results are obtained