KTP for Spider Vein Removal
KTP stands for potassium titanyl-phosphate. The KTP laser works by selectively targeting irregular spots on the skin. Specifically, the laser targets red (hemoglobin) and brown (melanin) areas on the skin. While treating redness on the skin, the energy of the KTP laser gently coagulates the blood vessels below the skin’s surface. This collapses those visible blood vessels and decreases the generalized redness seen in rosacea.
KTP Laser Treats Many Skin Conditions
The KTP laser treatment can give a dramatic improvement in the skin’s appearance. The KTP laser is used the following skin conditions:
- Blood vessels
- Redness from rosacea
- Brown spots (sun spots) on the face, chest and legs.
What to Expect During a KTP Laser Treatment
Treatment with the KTP laser does not take long; the length of the treatment depends on the area being treated. Depending on what you are treating, you may have gel applied to your skin. The treatment itself is not painful and you will be ready to go immediately after the treatment. There is no “down-time” and you will feel fine immediately following the treatment.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Removal
Injections of solution into your spider veins are administers with a small needle and syringe. The solution scars the veins and causes them to collapse, hiding their appearance. Wear support or compression stockings after the procedures to support the legs and aid in healing. Avoid wearing high heels, as they may contribute to spider veins.