A medical procedure that removes spider veins and tiny varicose veins just under the skin’s surface using long pulsed lasers or other forms of focused light. This could also be a second treatment step, after a larger varicose vein has been treated with surgery, endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment, or sclerotherapy.
Laser for Varicose Veins
How does laser vein removal work?
Laser energy heats up and seals unwanted veins. Lasers are very direct (area-specific) and don’t affect surrounding areas. Once heated and sealed, the body will begin to ‘heal’ and absorb the destroyed vein and allow normal blood flow to continue through healthy remaining veins.
Is the treatment painful? Is it safe? How long will the treatment take?
A sharp pinprick sensation may be felt but discomfort is mild and well tolerated with no anesthesia needed. Treatment is very safe are usually done with increments of 30 minutes depending on the treatment area.
How many treatments I need before I see results and how long will it stay?
Generally, significant results are visible as early as the 1st or 2nd treatment. Sometimes spider veins reappear which then necessitates another treatment. Treatments may be scheduled at 8 week intervals.