Unsightly leg veins can be a problem for millions of men and women. One type of leg vein issue is varicose veins, which are enlarged vessels that have widened as a result of weakness in the vein wall, which stretches and bulges. Spider veins, another issue, are the small superficial purple or red veins stretching like a web under the skin. Rosacea and sun damage are also issues that affect a person’s face, causing redness and other discoloration. IPL Photofacial treatments from the Cedar Valley ASCENT and Dr. David J. Congdon can help address these issues and give you healthy-looking skin.

IPL Photofacial Treatments for Leg Veins and Facial Skin Discoloration

Until now, treating varicose and spider veins was a lengthy and painful process with needles or other invasive treatments. Now, using the VascuLight system and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, unsightly leg veins of all types can be treated-simply, non-invasively and successfully, giving you beautiful legs free of unsightly veins. Through the application of exact energy and light wavelengths to the area of treatment, light is absorbed into and kills, the underlying vein, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected and allowing later disintegration of the vein.

Using the same treatment method, IPL can also be used to refresh your face, using flashes of light to improve the appearance of rosacea, broken capillaries and photoaging due to sun damage. The number of necessary treatments vary with each patient but most patients undergo four to six total treatments, with noticeable changes occurring over the course of several sessions. This gradual approach gives you no down time and minimizes any discomfort or side effects. A customized treatment program will be designed for you by Dr. David J. Congdon, an experienced rejuvenation specialist and Cedar Valley ASCENT, along with an estimate of how many treatments you may need in order to meet your expectations. A pulse of laser or energy from the IPL treatment may feel like a pinch similar to a snapped rubber band. Chilled gel on the skin and other techniques prevent discomfort and the entire procedure is brief and non-invasive—no needles are used at any time.