Beautiful Skin with ClearV
Do you feel self-conscious about little veins on your face or find yourself strategically choosing clothing to hide veins on your legs? Say goodbye to visible veins with a ClearV Laser treatment at Ocean Drive Dermatology. Our Vero Beach medical providers will consult with you about your skincare needs and help rid you of visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins, vascular lesions, skin discoloration, rosacea, and more. This treatment requires no downtime, and you can return to your normal activities as soon as you leave the office.
In addition, you will notice veins are not as visible after just one treatment, and your skin will look even more flawless over time.
Confidence with Clear Skin
The ClearV is an Nd:YAG 1064 laser that is the gold standard for removing vascular lesions (spider veins, telangiectasias, port wine stains, leg veins, and periorbital veins) on the face and body. We use this laser in conjunction with Broadband Light and Broadband Light HERO to reduce the redness or erythema that many rosacea sufferers contend with daily.
The reason why the 1064 is considered the standard to remove facial vessels is that it has a strong absorption of something called oxyhemoglobin. This allows the laser to selectively heat veins to remove or make them less visible while not harming the skin. Therefore, we can treat darker skin types without concerns about changing their skin's pigment color.
Shine Your Light
Too often, we find ourselves hiding the imperfections in our skin under layers of makeup or strategically using clothing to hide broken veins and other problem areas on our skin. ClearV can help you gain back the confidence you need to walk into any room and shine like the light you are.
The ClearV Laser illuminates the problematic areas underneath your skin during your treatment. Then, it gently delivers laser pulses to eliminate them and give your skin a more smooth and glowing appearance. You will notice improvements in your skin immediately after the first treatment, and your results will improve even more over time.
Experts Here for You
During your complimentary consultation, your medical provider will listen to your skin care needs and collaborate with you to determine the appropriate treatment to achieve optimal results. At Ocean Drive Dermatology, our team offers the entire spectrum of aestheticians, skin care experts, dermatology specialists, dermatopathologists, and plastic surgery specialists, all on-site at one location. We emphasize treating patients in a comfortable, non-rushed, and safe environment. We schedule appointments to allow ample time to hear your concerns and collaborate with you about the best way to treat them. Your consultation is always complimentary. We offer the most cutting-edge technologies for diagnosis and treatment of your skin. Our dermatologic providers are cross-trained in plastic surgery techniques beyond their dermatologic training.
During your consultation, our goal is to provide you with world-class, individualized, cosmetically sensitive care for your skin and any problems you feel need our attention.
Build Confidence on Your Lunch Break
Your ClearV Laser procedure will be quick and painless. This treatment can be performed over your lunch break, and you can return to your daily activities as soon as you leave the office. While it is most common to treat areas on the face, the ClearV Laser can be used anywhere on the body.
Your medical provider will use the ClearV laser to illuminate vascular structures underneath your skin, both visible and invisible, and target them with the laser. Because this is not a painful procedure, no anesthetic is needed. You may notice some warmth or heat from the laser during your treatment, but the hand-held laser has a built-in cooling device to keep you comfortable. The treatment can last anywhere from five to 30 minutes. You will notice a change in the appearance of veins and redness, and your results will continue improving over time.
Love Your Skin
You will love the way your skin looks after your ClearV Laser treatment! Your skin will appear clearer, brighter, and more youthful, and your confidence will increase after just one treatment. Your ClearV Laser results will be noticeable after just one treatment. Redness and broken veins will be less visible on your skin. We may recommend a series of ClearV Laser treatments, as your results will continue to improve over time.
Get Back to Your Day
You may experience some redness in the treatment area, along with some swelling and itching, which may last a few days. Occasionally, there may be some scabbing that should heal without problems. During your complimentary consultation, we will review the entire treatment and recovery process with you. You may return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Wearing sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure for seven days after your procedure will be necessary, as the affected area will be more sensitive to sunlight. Your medical provider will review all aftercare instructions before and after your procedure.
This is not really a painful laser. We do not even numb for this treatment. Also, there is an adjustable integrated cooling system in the handpiece that ranges from 5 to 25° C to help keep the skin cool and comfortable. The treatment is usually very quick!
The face is the most common area, although technically, any area of the body can be treated with this laser. If we are treating around the eyes, intraocular shields may be utilized.
While you will notice warmth or heat from the laser during your procedure, there should be little discomfort during your ClearV Laser treatment. There is no anesthesia, and there is no downtime. The hand-held laser has an integrated cooling device to keep you comfortable during treatment. There should be no post-treatment discomfort.
The ClearV is now the industry standard for Nd:YAG vascular lasers. This laser allows Subsurface Vein Illumination or “SVI.” Most Nd:YAG lasers use something similar to a flashlight to illuminate the area being treated. And until now, that was considered the standard and acceptable. SVI was designed to enhance not only the vessel we are targeting but all the feeder vessels.
If we can’t see the feeder vessel(s), then the success of the treatment will be hindered. This is why the 1064 Nd:YAG laser sometimes was not successful in clearing stubborn vessels. You can’t treat what you can’t see. I liken this to my dermatoscope that I use to detect skin cancers. My dermatoscope has special polarized and non-polarized light to enhance the lesion of concern. This is the same concept as Subsurface Vein Illumination. It uses special yellow and orange LED light to illuminate the feeder vessels. This allows us to treat the visible and often non-visible vessels in the same treatment. Simply put, we can now provide better outcomes than ever before.
We recommend starting with a single treatment and seeing how you respond to treatment. Typically, vessels respond well to treatment, but it is common to need more than one treatment for larger or thicker vessels. The average number of sessions is between one and three.
Yes, we sometimes combine Broadband Light or Broadband Light HERO with the Nd:YAG 1064 laser so that we can target both the diffuse redness of the skin (or sometimes brown spots) as well as eliminate the larger telangiectasis.
Discover Elevated Care at Ocean Drive Dermatology
Say goodbye to the standard nine-minute dermatology appointments and hello to personalized and welcoming care at Ocean Drive Dermatology. With a wide range of services, including advanced injection techniques, laser treatments, and on-site plastic surgery for advanced cases, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient. Book your appointment today and experience the best of both worlds with our medical-minded approach to aesthetics and partnership with plastic surgeons. Join the ranks of our satisfied patients at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, Florida.
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