Laser spider vein treatment
has become very popular because it is non-invasive and offers many
advantages over sclerotherapy. While sclerotherapy may take multiple
treatments and needle injections are needed in each vein, laser treatment
may only require 1 treatment and needles are not used. Our lasers
treat spider veins of all colors (red, blue, and purple) and our physician
will individualize treatment based on your characteristics (i.e. skin
color, vein color, etc.) We use the Nd:Yag CoolGlide laser and GentleLase
Plus alexandrite laser to accomplish your goals. Veins on almost any
area on the body can be treated, although leg and facial veins are
the most common.
Lasers work by targeting
the color in the blood vessel and selectively heating them without
damaging surrounding tissues. The laser will destroy these veins
in just a few minutes. The vein may look slightly bruised after
treatment, but the bruising will dissipate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the laser treatment feel like?
A pulse of laser light
feels like a small pinch or slight sting similar to the snap of
a rubberband against skin. No local anesthesia is required and the
procedure is well tolerated. For people with very sensitive skin,
a prescription topical anesthetic can be provided.
When will the veins go away?
Maximum effect can take
up to 6 months, but you will notice most changes within 3 months.
How many treatments are required?
Generally only 1 treatment
is required, although over the years you may develop new veins that
need to be treated.
Are there some people who should not get treatment?
There are certain medical
conditions and medications that preclude patients from laser treatment.
Certain medications can cause increased photosensitivity and may
cause burns if not properly recognized. Our physician will review
your medical history prior to treatment. It is imperative to have
a licensed physician perform all laser procedures for safety reasons.
are performed by a board certified physician.
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