Can surface lasers be used for the treatment of varicose veins?
Surface laser treatment is a treatment option for small spider veins. Tiny spiders on the
skin can be treatment in one or more sittings. Surface laser treatment is frequent
combined with Sclerotherapy or other procedures. It is also used as a cosmetic procedure
for spider veins of the face and other areas.
How does surface laser act on spider veins?
A narrow laser beam is used directly on the skin surface over the spiders to ablate the
veins. The laser energy is absorbed by the blood in the vein, which causes the vein to
close down, thereby removing the blue streaks under the skin. The spider veins fade away
in a few weeks time.
What is the recovery after surface laser for varicose veins?
Walking and routine daily activities can be resumed immediately. Strenuous physical
activity is to be avoided for a few weeks. Depending on the amount of spider veins and
their size, more than one treatment session may be necessary.