Laser vein therapy is one of the most effective treatments available for spider veins. In order to know if you are a good candidate, you need to visit our specialist and have your symptoms and veins evaluated. Laser vein therapy involves a highly focused beam of light that damages the vein so it cannot carry blood. It gradually collapses and is absorbed by the surrounding tissue.
What is Laser Vein Therapy?
Laser therapy involves focusing a laser beam on the surface of your skin over the spider vein that is just under the skin’s surface. You may need multiple treatments that are spaced apart to achieve the results you want. It all depends on the unique case. We use the 1064 Yag laser to treat veins because the wavelength is optimal for targeting small veins.
This treatment works best on red or blue spider veins. If you have a combination of large and small veins, we may use laser vein therapy on the small veins and sclerotherapy on the large veins to maximize your results.
The appearance of the treated skin may gradually improve after each treatment. Spider veins may take weeks or months to disappear completely. Some of the advantages of laser vein therapy are:
• It causes less trauma to the surrounding skin than surgery
• The treatment time is short
• The recovery is fast
• It can be used to remove spider veins on the face
Who is a Good Candidate?
If you have spider veins, you may want to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. Our specialist at David & Rossi Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, CA will decide if you are a good candidate. It may depend on your overall health, the size and extent of your veins, any other symptoms you have, as well as your expectations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!