Surface laser vein treatments
Laser treatments can effectively treat those unsightly spider veins and smaller varicose veins that make us want to not wear our favorite skirt or show up by the pool in our swimsuit. Laser vein treatments sends a burst of light through the skin onto the vein. The laser is attracted to the color in the vein and once the energy is delivered it cauterizes the vein safely and effectively. the vein slowly fades and disappears. Most skin types can be treated.
No needles or incisions are used, just a beam of light from the laser treats the veins. Laser treatments last for 15 to 60 minutes. Generally, 2 to 3 treatments are needed to remove spider veins in the legs. Laser therapy usually most affective on veins measured under 3 mm (about a tenth of an inch). You can return to normal activity right after treatment.
After effects of lasers include:
Redness or swelling of the skin right after the treatment that disappears within a few days
Blue veins turn darker and will be absorbed by the immune system following treatment
Red veins disappear but a “cat scratch” type mark is left and will disappear within 2 weeks.