The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After laser therapy the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color then eventually disappear in two to six weeks.
Can spider veins get worse after laser treatment?
The veins will look worse before they look better and this will take up to three months after the last treatment. Skin staining and matting are the most common post-treatment side effects. Matting occurs when a new cluster of spider veins appear post treatment. I highly recommend medical grade compression stockings.
How many laser treatments does it take to get rid of spider veins?
Laser light can destroy the vein without damaging your skin. Small spider veins may disappear immediately after treatment. Larger spider veins and varicose veins will darken, and you’ll likely see them for 1 to 3 months before they disappear. To get complete clearing, you may need 3 or more treatments.
How long does it take for spider veins to fade after laser treatment?
After therapy, the spider veins will gradually change in color and disappear, most within two to four weeks.
What happens after laser spider vein treatment?
Laser vein treatment
There may be some skin reddening, bruising, and blistering, but these side effects subside over a couple of weeks to a couple of months. There is little downtime; however, you will need to protect the area(s) treated from sun exposure.
How effective is laser for spider veins?
The Nd:Yag laser is the current laser of choice for treating leg veins. A recent comparison of treatment of lower extremity telangiectasias in 57 women with foam 0.5% polidocanol sclerotherapy (Asclera, Merz Aesthetics, Inc.) versus Nd:Yag laser found that both treatments result in >70% clearance.
Does laser really work on spider veins?
Spider veins can be treated with two different types of therapy, either sclerotherapy or laser therapy, both of which are appropriate and effective treatment options. They both work similarly, in that they both cause scarring of the vein, which prevents blood flow by closing the vein.
Why do my veins look worse after sclerotherapy?
You will likely look worse after the treatment because the medicine leaves small welts similar to mosquito bites. Don’t’ be discouraged! Proper spider vein treatment is a process and it is after the subsequent treatments that you really begin to see the effects.
Does laser spider vein removal hurt?
Laser Treatment Preparation May Cause Discomfort
The procedure typically begins with a topical numbing agent before injections of numbing medicine are placed throughout the length of the vein being treated. During these injections, you may experience mild pain or discomfort, similar to a mosquito bite.
What is the best way to get rid of spider veins?
Q: What is the best way to get rid of spider veins? A: Spider veins can be removed by laser treatment or sclerotherapy. Both of these treatments provide satisfactory results with almost no downtime. Patients most often can resume even high-intensity physical activity the next day.
How long does laser vein removal last?
This popular varicose vein treatment is also sometimes called “laser vein treatment”. This treatment is less invasive than vein stripping, and has around a 90 – 95% success rate 3 years after the procedure.
Does sclerotherapy look worse before it gets better?
After Your Sclerotherapy Treatment
You should be aware that your treated veins will look worse before they begin to look better. You will notice reddish areas at the injection sites. The discolored areas will usually diminish within one month.
How soon do you see results from sclerotherapy?
If you were treated for small varicose veins or spider veins, you can usually expect to see definitive results in three to six weeks. Larger veins may require three to four months.
When can I exercise after laser spider vein treatment?
Exercising After Spider Vein Treatment
Exercise after sclerotherapy is a concern many active patients have, it is recommended that you restrain from strenuous exercise for between 24 and 36 hours after your treatment.
How long does it take to recover from spider vein treatment?
Spider veins will disappear in around 3-6 weeks, and larger veins will respond in about 3-4 months. If your veins respond to treatment, they won’t reappear.
How long after laser vein treatment can I exercise?
The short answer (or suggestion) to exercising after a vein procedure is the following: For radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endovenous laser ablation (Laser), exercise is okay as soon as it feels okay to you, usually a couple of days after.