How does laser therapy help treat spider veins?
In a beam of light, the laser delivers the prescribed dose of treatment to the spider veins. The light passes through the skin, selectively heating up the blood in the problem veins causing thermocoagulation of the vessel. The body then absorbs the clogged vessel. After treatment, the vessels will slowly and naturally disappear.
How many laser treatments will I need to remove spider veins?
Typically, we recommend one to two treatments. You may need four to six treatments to achieve your desired result. Although each person is different, the majority benefit from laser spider vein treatment and see results within four to eight weeks.
Is spider vein laser treatment difficult or painful?
No. This noninvasive treatment process takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on your situation.
There is some minor discomfort associated with this laser spider vein treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as a series of rubber band snaps to the skin. We can often reduce or eliminate this by cooling the treated area with an air-cooling device.
Treatment may cause minor bruising, which usually improves within a week. After laser spider vein treatment, we recommend that you avoid physical activity for 24 hours. After that, you can resume all of your normal activities.