Spider Vein Laser Therapy
What are lasers used for?
Lasers can be an alternative to sclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins (telangiectasias), small superficial purple- red blood vessels most commonly found in clusters on the thighs and legs. Spider veins are usually inherited, and while most commonly found on the thigh or lower leg, can form virtually anywhere on the body, including the face. Lasers in lieu of sclerotherapy, has proven to be a very popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure to reduce spider veins.
How is the procedure done?
A laser is applied over the skin of the spider veins. The veins become red and often appear inflamed. A typical treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on the number of areas treated. A single treatment session successfully removes approximately 50-70% of the spider veins treated. Generally, additional sessions are require for optimal results.
What kind of medications will be given to me?
During the treatment, topical anesthetic is applied to the skin and you will typically have a tolerable burning discomfort.