Laser vein treatment

Remove Prominent Veins Without Surgery

Woman legs

Treating prominent veins can assist you to be comfortable about the appearance your skin so you have the confidence to choose the clothes you want to wear. Laser and some pulsed-light devices can treat unwanted veins and capilliaries on the legs or any other body area without surgery. Various types of visible veins, spider-veins and vascular lesions (telangiectasias, haemangiomas, erythrosis, small PWS) can be treated on the face, trunk and legs.

The light energy is absorbed by the haemoglobin in blood, which coagulates the blood and causes constriction or rupturing of vessel walls, which leads to elimination of the capillary altogether.  Deeper vessels of greater diameter and varying structure can treated by laser wavelengths that have a lower absorption in melanin in the skin, Eg. Nd YAG laser.  In the weeks following a short series of treatments the vein is naturally reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

The advantages of laser compared over other methods of vein removal are:

  • Short sessions where the laser acts selectively on the specific area, without damaging the surrounding area.
  • It also provides a faster treatment, with no scarring and more effective and higher quality results.

Laser and light-based veins treatments are a fast and convenient to improve the appearance of leg veins and allow you to enjoy your ideal lifestyle.

How many laser vein treatments are required?

Many people see an improvement in the appearance leg veins immediately after treatment.  In most cases 3 treatments spaced one month apart are recommended to assist you to achieve the best results.  Laser vein treatments are generally walk in, walk out treatments that are comfortable and require no downtime. There is generally no need to wear restrictive compression garments after treatment.

Most skin types can be treated with Laser-vein treatments.  Talk to your clinician to determine if you are a good candidate for laser leg vein treatments.

How Does It Feel During And After Laser Vein Treatments?

Most patients are able to tolerate laser vein removal treatments without needing topical anaesthetic.  In most cases you can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.  Your clinician may recommend you avoid certain activities for a number of weeks such as sun exposure, hot showers, or engaging in intense exercise.