How does laser work on spider veins?
When treating vascular lesions, the blood temperature at the targeted area is elevated to a level that causes coagulation (clotting) without damage to the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Because the laser energy is absorbed by melanin in the epidermis as well as the desired target of hemoglobin, the SmartCool system is used to cool and protect the epidermis. Once the vein is coagulated and destroyed, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears within 4 to 6 weeks.
Will laser therapy work on my leg veins?
Although there is no way to tell for sure which veins will respond, a consultation with the laser technician will tell you if your veins are a candidate for laser vein therapy.
What does it feel like?
Laser treatment on spider veins produces a stinging sensation when the laser pulse is delivered. There is generally no pain after your treatment.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment time should be approximately 15 minutes but may vary depending on the number and size of the vessel(s) to be treated.
How many treatments will I need?
In many cases, significant improvement is realized in as few as 1 to 3 treatments. This however depends on the number and severity of your spider veins. In some cases new spider veins may appear, therefore, additional treatments may be necessary. Treatments are at 6-8 week intervals.
When can I resume normal activities?
Although we encourage you to resume normal activities almost immediately, we do ask that you refrain from vigorous exercise and avoid hot tubs for at least 24 - 48 hours post treatment. Also avoid direct sun exposure after treatment and if you do go in the sun, protect the treated area with a minimum SPF 30 Sunscreen.