Laser Vein Therapy
How does it work?
Laser light pulses are delivered to the vein through the skin´s surface. The laser pulses are absorbed by the hemoglobin (the substance that gives blood the reddish, purple color) and converted into heat. The heat causes the walls of the vein to collapse which, in turn, stops the blood flow. The vein is slowly absorbed into the body, disappearing from sight.
What to expect during treatment?
Treatment sessions will usually last 15-30 minutes. Patients will experience some discomfort during treatment, usually described as a stinging sensation.
How many treatment sessions are required?
Some patients may achieve optimal results after 1 session, while others may need up to 3 sessions.
What to expect after treatment?
Patients will experience some mild discomfort, redness and swelling in those treated areas. Bruising is very common post treatment. Bruises will usually resolve anywhere from 4-12 weeks depending on the size of the vessels treated.