Laser Vein Therapy

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Description

Laser vein therapy is a treatment for spider veins with a laser.

Why the procedure is performed

Laser vein treatment is used to eliminate unwanted spider veins.

Risks

Pain during the procedure, swelling, bruising, redness at the treatment site, blisters, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, veins that are resistant to treatment

Before the procedure

  • A consult will be done to review treatment and expectations. A “test patch” with the laser will be performed at the consult.
  • Avoid sun exposure prior to the procedure.

After the procedure

  • Bruising at treatment site may persist up to 6 weeks.
  • Avoid direct sun after the procedure. Use sun protection or SPF when outside.

Outlook (Prognosis)

It may take 6-8 weeks for veins to fade after treatment. A second treatment may be needed.