Laser vein treatment is a procedure that uses laser technology to treat vein-related conditions or problems either for medical or aesthetic purposes or both. The veins play an important role in the body; as the heart pumps blood through the arteries, the blood makes its way back to the heart through the veins. Sometimes, however, the veins become swollen, leading to the development of varicose veins, which are most commonly found on the thighs or calves.
A laser is a highly focused beam of light. the provider can use a laser to treat varicose veins. Laser heat damages a vein, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. After a year or two, the vein is likely to disappear.
Laser vein treatment is performed on the outside of the skin. It can treat spider veins and small varicose veins just below the surface of the skin.
When do you see results?
Usually more than one laser session is needed. They are scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks, as prescribed by your physician. (If you have poor blood circulation feeding these small veins, the larger “feeder” vein should be treated first with surgery, endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment, or sclerotherapy).