Every year in the US, spider veins and varicose veins affect approximately 80 million people. Common concerns with spider and varicose veins are pain and discomfort, feelings of self-consciousness due to the appearance of the veins, and in some instances, more serious medical conditions.
How does it work? The laser aims carefully controlled pulses of narrow-wavelength light at the damaged veins. The veins absorb the light and heat up, then collapse and close. They are then gradually reabsorbed by the body.
What is the recovery period? Following the procedure, your skin may appear red or irritated. However, the redness will likely dissipate within one to two days. In addition, you may notice some bruising, which will fade in approximately four weeks.
It is important to note while the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins can be reduced significantly during a single treatment, multiple treatments are typically required to treat a single area completely.
There are almost no drawbacks to this procedure. Normal physical activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Laser vein removal can reduce the appearance of veins significantly giving your skin the smooth appearance you desire. We always advise for an initial consultation in order to pick up any necessary topical numbing agents or other essential medications.