Laser Vein Treatment

Laser Vein Treatment | San Francisco CASpider and varicose veins affects millions of men and women as a result of heredity, extended periods of standing, time, pregnancy and hormones. Affected veins appear on the leg as a raised, tangled, unattractive web under the surface of the skin. Many people are affected by this problem, and as a result may be embarrassed to wear shorts or show their legs.

Laser procedures can offer patients more precise results through a minimally invasive procedure, which heats the vein and causes it to close, rather than removing them surgically.

Laser vein treatment offers patients:

  • Fewer side effects
  • Less trauma
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Shorter recovery

Types of Laser Vein Treatment

There are several different laser procedures available for treating spider and varicose veins. The best procedure for you depends on your individual condition. Dr. Evans will decide which procedure to perform on you after performing a physical examination and going over your medical history and general health.

Simple laser treatment is used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins that are just under the surface of the skin through a series of treatments.

Candidates for Laser Vein Treatment

The ideal candidate for laser vein treatment is a patient who is in good overall health, does not smoke and has no blood diseases or problems with bleeding. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations for this procedure, and to be seeking improvement for the appearance of their spider and varicose veins on their own accord.

Procedure of Laser Vein Treatment

Laser vein treatment is usually performed without anesthesia in the office. Each treatment session takes less than 20 minutes to perform, and patients can return to work and other normal activities immediately afterwards.

You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the procedure as the laser energy is delivered to the targeted vein. Other patients report a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped on the leg. Most patients are able to tolerate this procedure very well.

Most patients see effective results from this procedure after two to six treatments that are spaced four to six weeks apart. Those with larger veins may require additional treatments.

Recovery from Laser Vein Treatment

After laser vein treatment, patients may experience slight redness and bruising in the treated area, and may also notice a slight bump on the skin. These symptoms are usually mild and will go away on their own within a few days. Patients who undergo laser treatment for veins may have better results if they wear compression stockings for about a week after the procedure.

The results of this procedure are not visible right away, and will instead appear gradually over the next few weeks. The treated veins that on the surface of the skin have poor blood flow. Once treated, the veins will begin to close, as blood flow is diverted to healthier veins. The appearance of the treated veins will significantly improve over this time as well.

Laser vein treatment is extremely successful in closing affected veins and improving the appearance of the legs through a less invasive procedure. More than 98 percent of patients are satisfied with the results of this procedure.

Individual results may vary on case by case basis*

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Individual results may vary on case by case basis*