Frequently Asked Questions: Laser Vein Therapy

How does it work?

The laser light is absorbed by hemoglobin, light pulses are delivered to the vein, causing the vessel to coagulate and subsequently be absorbed by the body.

 

What areas can be treated?

All areas of the body can be treated. Most commonly performed treatments are on the face and legs.

 

How long does the procedure take?

It depends on the area and size of the vessel. Generally, it take 15 minutes per area.

 

Is it painful?

Anesthesia is not required but is available. The effect is a hot and tingling sensation.

 

What results can I expect?

Most people describe laser vein treatment as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin. After treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities, so long as strenuous activity is avoided for a few days.

 

How many treatments are required?

Typically 2 to 3 treatments are required and should be performed every 6-8 weeks. Some veins may disappear after a single treatment while others may take longer, however, patient dependence is highly important.

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