As you grow older, you may start to witness varicose veins appearing along your legs. Don’t worry about them, since you’re definitely not alone to this completely treatable condition. Using highly focused beams of light (or lasers, to be more accurate) or laser spider vein treatment, physicians are able to get rid of those unsightly varicose veins.

The laser damages the vein to induce a scar tissue. The scar tissue closes the vein, which results in the loss of its blood source and die. The vein will eventually be absorbed throughout your body’s natural processes and removed.

How Simple is the Laser Treatment?

This simple treatment is carried out on the exterior of your skin to heal spider veins and smaller varicose veins found below the skin. The procedure takes more than a single laser session and is scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks, as per your doctor’s prescription. If poor blood circulation feeds the tiny veins, the bigger vein needs to be treated surgically through Sclerotherapy.

Endovenous laser treatment is able to treat larger varicose veins in your legs. Laser fibers are passed through tiny tubes into your vein. The doctor observes the vein on an ultrasound display. This is much less painful than stripping or vein ligation with a much shorter recovery time. Only a light sedative is required for laser treatment. In cases of stripping and ligation, general anaesthesia is recommended to help you sleep.

What Can You Expect?

You are capable of walking the next day after laser spider vein treatment. Recovery time is minimal. You will be able to return to your usual daily routine very shortly.

Post laser spider vein treatment, it is recommended that you wear compression stockings for a week. When following up with your doctor, they will use duplex ultrasound to determine if the vein has closed.

Why This Is Done

Simple laser spider vein treatment is carried out for the smaller varicose and spider veins. This is usually a second step followed after the treatment of a bigger varicose vein with Endovenous Laser Treatment, Sclerotherapy, or Radiofrequency Treatment.

How Well Does This Work?

Simple laser spider vein treatment has been recorded over the past 20 years as a safe and effective method. While Endovenous Laser Treatment is known to close the vein 94 percent of the time, you must undergo a second treatment for assured results. Depending on the availability in your area, you could choose between Sclerotherapy or Radiofrequency Treatment. In a few cases, vein surgery is recommended.

What Are The Risks?

Some of the side effects of the treatment include skin burns, burning sensations, nerve damage, skin-color changes, and blood clotting around a deep vein.

Ensure your doctor is highly experienced, with a history of performing this type of treatment before going through with it. When dealing with laser surgery and laser spider vein treatment, you’ll want to work with the best.

You can talk to your doctor about any concerns you have with the treatment and what you can expect from it during a consultation.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about how to treat your unsightly veins, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Schilling Medical Spa today.