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What is laser vein removal?

A laser vein removal treatment removes or reduces the visibility of veins that have become visible beneath the skin or that protrude noticeably under the skin, usually due to aging. The treatment helps you restore your skin to a smooth and clear complexion.


There is a difference between spider veins (which our laser can treat) and varicose veins (which a laser should not treat). Spider veins are clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of your skin. They are often red, blue or purple and appear like a spiderweb, hence their name. On the other hand, varicose veins appear twisted or knotted, are usually blue or purple and can be painful. Spider veins respond very well to laser treatments and may only require a few sessions to lighten/remove them. Depending on the grouping of your spider veins, our specialist will recommend laser vein removal or sclerotherapy.


At Essentials Medi Spa, we utilize the GentleMax Pro™ system. It has a state-of-the-art multi-wavelength system that targets multiple areas. The GentleMax Pro™ is more powerful, offers more versatility than its counterparts and is safe for all skin types.

How long do the results last from laser vein removal?

The results can be long-lasting with the proper preventative measures. Family history and your chosen career can impact the likelihood of spider veins developing.

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Laser Vein Removal

Eliminate spider veins from various areas of your body or face.

Essentials is a leading medi spa for laser vein removal in Medicine Hat

Dalyce is our skin care specialist at Essentials Medi Spa that cares for our laser clients. Dalyce took her is formally trained and certified as a medical aesthetician and laser technician. 

The results of Dalyce’s client treatments can be viewed on her social media feed.



Starting from $75

Number of Treatments

This will vary from client to client; anticipate between two to six treatments.

Laser vein removal pairs well with:

    • AVOID THE SUN-The area to be treated should not be exposed to sun 4- 6 weeks prior to treatment. If you are in the sun during this time you should defer treatment until a later time. 

    • Treatment of tanned skin may cause blistering or possible hypo-pigmentation (white spots) which may last for 3-6 months. 

    • Avoid using tanning creams, spray tans, or any type of temporary pigmented creams prior to treatment. 

    • Patients who have a darker skin type (V-VI) may have an increased risk of hypo-pigmentation (white spots) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Consult your provider. 

    • Patients with a history of the following conditions may not be good candidates for laser treatment and should consult their primary care provider when considering treatment: diabetic patients or patients with poor circulation, clients who have a history of poor healing, clients who take a blood thinner, such as coumadin or aspirin, clients who are taking high doses of iron may have an increased risk of hyperpigmentation. 

    • Using a topical anesthetic with lidocaine may constrict blood vessels and is NOT recommended (it's a good thing the treatments are fast)

    • Our skin care specialists always suggest a free consultation before any treatment. 

    • Clients typically tolerate this procedure well. 

    • Once we establish that laser vein removal is the proper treatment for your spider veins, your skin is gently cleansed. 

    • Our skin care specialist utilizes our Gentlemax Pro™ laser’s vascular handpiece to target the spider veins being treated. 

    • Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The patient and all personnel in the treatment room MUST wear protective eyewear during the procedure to reduce the risk of eye injury. Your skin care specialist will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort. *Please do not bring your child to the appointment.

    • Fill out consent form.

    • You can expect at least two treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart.

    • Following your treatment, the veins will gradually change colour from blue to light red and eventually vanish over two to six weeks after your last treatment.

    • The heat from the laser pulses may be slightly uncomfortable during and immediately following treatment. Cold gel packs/ice can be applied to reduce discomfort. 

    • You may also apply ice and elevate your legs to decrease discomfort, especially when multiple areas of the legs are treated. 

    • Tylenol is recommended for any pain, as needed. 

    • AVOID THE SUN-completely after treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with UV A/B sunblock. 

    • Check with your laser specialist about the possibility of using a daily moisturizer. 

    • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours after treatment. 

    • TEST SPOTS: Wait 8 weeks to see if the treatment was effective. Your provider will evaluate treatment response or side effects at the follow up visit. 

    • FULL TREATMENT: Wait at least 8 weeks before the next treatment as resolution of the vessels continues throughout this entire period. Your provider may have you wait even longer between treatments. 

    • Your leg veins may appear bruised or darker red following treatment. This discoloration will fade over the next few weeks. Brown discoloration may take several months to fade. 

    • Consult Essentials Medi Spa immediately at 403.487.0460 if you experience increased pain, redness, swelling or blistering. 

    • Your laser specialist may recommend the application of a topical antibiotic ointment if blistering occurs.

What to expect from laser vein removal

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