Laser vein removal – also known as sclerotherapy – is a procedure that uses lasers and highly-concentrated light to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins just under the surface of the skin.
This procedure address the visible appearance of veins caused by hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and occupations that require long periods of standing or sitting. Results may vary from person to person.
There are many benefits of laser vein removal, including:
Laser vein removal patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life. Results may vary from person to person.
You will be administered general anesthesia. A focused beam of laser light is directed toward the problem area. The vein is heated and destroyed. After about a month, the vein is reabsorbed into the body, and is no longer visible on the skin. Most patients require two to six treatments to fully address the problem area.
Your doctor may require you to wear support hose or socks for up to three days post-procedure. You should avoid wearing shoes with elevated heels for about month. Also, use of hot tubs and/or saunas is often discouraged for between two to four weeks after the procedure is completed.
Results may vary from person to person.