Is Laser Treatment Right For You? Learn the Facts

From pigment changes to allergic reactions, here are 16 things you need to know before trying laser treatments (12 Photos)

Gina Colonette on Aug 14, 2012 at 5:17PM

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Is Laser Treatment Right For You? Learn the Facts

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Results Aren't Instant on Spider Veins

Are you wearing long pants rather than cute summer dresses and shorts because you want to hide unwanted spider veins? No need to cover up any longer -- there’s a (laser) treatment for that! At first, your veins may appear even darker then before the treatment says Jaliman, “But that goes away in a few days." For the first two weeks the veins will look like they initially did, but then you'll see them start to shrink. It’s best to wait about four weeks before your second treatment (if needed). Retreating are too soon could cause a dent-like depression in the skin. Schedule your treatments to allow time for your legs to recover. “If someone tells me ‘I have to look good on Saturday,’ I say, ‘You know what, go get the best cover-up you can,’ and then we’ll treat it after your big event,” says Jaliman.

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