About Vein Treatments
The Cutera VariLite Laser helps board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden improve the appearance of his patient's skin by fading or erasing visible veins. VariLite is a dual wavelength (532 nm and 940 nm) laser system that generates an intense beam of light that is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing destruction while leaving healthy cells intact. This laser is excellent for treating broken vessel in the face and legs but also can treat other vascular, pigmented and cutaneous lesions like: facial telangiectasia, cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, rosacea, spider veins, lentignes, freckles, dermatosis papulosis nigra, and keratoses. Laser vein treatments can be done alone at Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada, or in combination with a broadband light (BBL) treatment to maximize your results.
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I have been a client of Renovations and Dr. Virden for many Years. I have always been very happy with the care they have given me! Renovations is a wonderful and relaxing experience every time. Thank you Kerry!"- L.W. / Google / Jul 21, 2018
"Dr Virden is the Best!! - My experience with Dr. Virden has been wonderful. I have felt like a special patient throughout my consult, surgery and post care. Dr. Virden is very kind and approachable. I felt confident that I had all information and everything explained thoroughly. My results were beyond what I imagined! I know I look better, but more importantly, I feel better! I cannot recommend him and his staff..."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 14, 2018
"Dr. Virden performed 3 mini face lifts & a breast augmentation over the past 15 years. All of the procedures were so well implemented that no one could tell I had had a lift, I just looked “better “. He revised my breasts after a botched surgery with another plastic surgeon, and they look great. My breast augmentation & last mini lift were about 10 years ago. I am scheduling a lower jaw, neck lift. Dr Virden always uses an accredited hospital & board cert. anesthesiologist!"- M.L. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2018
"Amazing Surgical Skills. - Dr Virden is great, I had 3 mini face lifts and a breast revision surgery over the past 15 years. All of them turned out “amazing “ Dr Virden is extremely skillful and he always uses an accredited hospital & a board cert. anesthesiologist!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2018
During a consultation, member of the team will help determine if laser vein removal is right for you in order to achieve your goals. The ideal candidates for laser vein removal:
- Have small spider veins on the face or body
- Want to remove vascular, pigmented, or cutaneous lesions
- Want a noninvasive procedure
- Want long-lasting results
- Want to improve appearance of their skin
What to Expect
Before treatment, the skin will be properly cleaned and prepped. The technician will place the VariLite laser on the surface of the skin to target the unwanted spider veins. The heat from the laser damages the vein, which leads to the formation of scar tissue. This scar tissue will cause the vein to close and once it closes, its blood source is lost. Consequently, the vein will die. Since this is an in-office procedure, patients will be able to resume normal activities after treatment.
Since laser treatment is noninvasive, it can take 1 – 2 years before the vein completely disappears from sight. Multiple treatments are needed for full results. During a consultation, you will be told how many sessions are recommended to meet your goals. Sessions are normally spaced out 6 – 12 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal.
Plan Your Procedure
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Get Vein-Free Today!
While visible veins usually don’t cause any major issues, they can pose a cosmetic issue that some patients wish to fix. If you have spider veins, age spots, broken blood vessels, or other lesions that you want to vanish with a noninvasive procedure, you should inquire about laser vein removal. The treatment is safe and effective and can free you from unwanted veins on the face and body. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment.