Worse Than Before - New York, NY
I went to a medspa and had a YAG treatment on the...
- 27 May 2011
I went to a medspa and had a YAG treatment on the spider veins in my legs. It hurt so badly, like a burning hot poker, and you can smell your skin burning---but I wouldn't have cared if I looked better.
My spider veins turned magenta/purple. I know that they are supposed to look worse before they get better and are reabsorbed by the body, but the whole process is supposed to take 8-10 weeks at the most. It's been 12 weeks and they look dark and nasty and show no signs of reabsorption or fading. I guess I'll have to get sclerotherapy next, bc there is no way I'll risk looking even worse than this.
Btw, it wasn't the skill of the tech. She also had done two smoothbeam treatments for me to get rid of rosacea and they worked really well (did not hurt as badly, but had numbing cream applied beforehand, which she would not allow for the vein treatment).
I just think people should know that there is a possibility that spider veins can look way worse from this treatment.
The provider wasn't the problem, it was the laser. She did both a peel and a different laser treatment on me and I had no adverse reactions from either of those. I think I just didn't respond well to this laser.