Show off smooth vein free legs with laser leg treatment
Laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins.
Not all leg veins are suitable for laser treatment. While spider veins respond well to laser treatment, larger leg veins and large varicose veins do not and are best treated with sclerotherapy.
Our experienced leg vein doctor, Dr Tom, can assess your personal circumstances to determine the right treatment plan for you.
The Laser Process
The true benefit of laser therapy for leg vein removal treatment is that no needles or incisions into the skin are required.
This leg vein removal technique sends pulses of very strong concentrated bursts of light onto the vein at the skin’s surface. This heat damages the walls of the vein, causing it to slowly collapse then fade away.
After laser treatment
A surgical compression stocking will be applied and you will be given post-procedure instructions.
Laser treatment can take up an hour, and clients are able to drive home afterwards and return to normal activity straight away.
Walk for at least half an hour a day and continue for 6 weeks after the treatment.
Avoid standing for long periods of time if practical.
For clients with spider veins, about 2 – 5 treatments are needed.
Laser therapy is not an effective cosmetic treatment to remove larger varicose veins. Dr Tom can advise you if laser or sclerotherapy is best suited to your varicose veins.
Things to know about laser treatment to remove leg veins
Because lasers emit a specific light wavelength, clients are required to wear protective eyewear as a safeguard.
Many clients find the heat from the laser can be uncomfortable, like a pinching feeling when it hits the skin. Cooling is provided during the process to reduce the pain.
Not all skin types and colouring can be treated with laser treatment.
It is advisable to avoid vigorous exercise for a week after laser treatment.
Clients can avoid the potential risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) by wearing compression stockings and walking regularly.
Potential side effects include:
- Pain and swelling, which can be avoided by taking anti-inflammatories and also walking regularly to settle any inflammation that has occurred.
- Redness, itching or swelling. This usually disappears within a few days.
- Bruising on the laser site, which may take up to a fortnight to resolve.
- Discoloured skin, which usually disappears within 1 to 2 months.