Laser Treatment for Spider Veins
There are a number of different methods used to treat spider veins. One method utilizes a laser that applies energy to the surface of the skin using a special hand piece. The laser energy is absorbed into the vessel through the skin, eliminating blood flow through the vein. Immediately following treatment, veins will be similar in appearance to a scratch. The length and number of treatments varies based on your condition; however, most sessions last between 30 and 40 minutes each.
Spider veins are not a definitive indicator of venous reflux disease and may appear on a patient with healthy vein valves. Only an ultrasound diagnosis can determine the presence of venous reflux disease. If venous reflux disease exists, your physician may choose to treat this condition prior to the treatment of spider veins.