How is Laser Veins Treatment Perfomed?
During laser spider vein treatment, you will be given a pair of goggles that protect your eyes from the intense laser light. Next, we will apply a cooling gel to the area being treated. The laser will be placed against the skin over the spider veins. You may feel some uncomfortable sensations as the laser fires; patients often say it feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin. Ice may be used to increase your comfort during the procedure. Laser vein treatment requires no downtime, though it’s common to experience some inflammation and redness in the treated area, and compression garments should be worn for some time after your appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser VeinTreatment?
Laser vein therapy can be one of the most effective spider vein treatment options for a variety of patients. The ideal patient is in good overall health, does not smoke and has realistic expectations for the procedure. It may also be the best choice if you are allergic to the chemicals used in sclerotherapy, if you are afraid of needles or if your spider veins are too small to be injected. You may not be a candidate if you have certain medical conditions, if you are pregnant, have tattoos in the treatment area or if you take certain medications.