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What to expect during Laser Vein treatment

What to expect during Laser Vein treatment

Laser Vein treatment is the treatment that uses highly focused beam full of light. The doctor will use the laser to treat varicose veins. The laser heat will damage the vein and it leads to the formation of scar tissues. The scar tissues will close the vein and the closed vein will lose the blood source and it will die. After one year, your veins start to reduce.

The treatment is simple

The laser vein treatment is simple and it will be done on the outside of your skin. It may treat the spider veins and the tiny varicose veins found under the surface of the skin. It should be scheduled after 6 to 12 weeks according to how the doctor prescribes it. If you suffer from poor blood circulation which feeds the tiny veins, then larger feeder veins have to be treated first using radiofrequency and endovenous laser.

Endovenous laser treatment may be used for treating the larger varicose veins on the legs. The laser fiber can be passed within a thin tube or catheter in the vein.  When he is doing this, the doctor can watch the vein using a duplex ultrasound screen. The laser treatment is not that painful compared to stripping and vein ligation.  

What happens after the treatment?

You can go back to your job after the treatment and the recovery period is normally short. You can go back to your normal daily routine activities after the simple laser treatment. After the treatment, it is important to wear compression stockings for at least a week or even more. During your follow up, the doctor can use the duplex ultrasound in order to ensure that the veins have been closed.

Why the treatment should be done?

The simple laser treatment should be done for tiny varicose veins or spider veins. This is a second treatment after working on larger varicose veins which should be treated with endovenous laser, radiofrequency, sclerotherapy and surgery.

Endovenous treatment should be used for closing off the larger varicose veins without the need of surgery.

For 20 years now, the laser treatment is proven to be effective and safe. If the laser treatment fails to close the veins, then you should try other alternative treatments.

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