Varicose veins have always been a problem for people, especially women. In the olden days our grandmothers used to wear stockings in order to hide the spider webbed veins that creep up on their legs. Luckily due to the advancements of modern technology, beauty treatments have evolved past stockings and we do not need to hide our varicose legs anymore. Laser treatment for varicose veins will take care of the problem without any pain or discomfort on your side. It is non-invasive and perfectly safe for men and women to undergo.

What is laser treatment for varicose veins?

Laser treatment for varicose veins is a method used to eliminate the veins that have erupted or damage in your body. These are usually found in the legs and leave aggressive purple trails on the skin, leaving many people feeling conscious of them. It works effectively and you will only have to go for a few treatments in order to heal the veins in your body that have become varicose.

How does it work?

As already stated, you do not have to undergo any surgery in order to benefit from this type of laser surgery. A laser beam is directed to the area where varicose veins are present, and the heat damages the vein further in order to create scar tissue. The scar tissue closes the vein which will cause the vein to lose it’s source of blood and die. You will be able to get rid of varicose veins within a year of undergoing laser treatment for varicose veins as the vein will disappear completely.

Different types of treatments

There are two different types of treatments for varicose veins and both of them can be beneficial. It will depend on the type of varicose veins you have and the doctor’s recommendation as to which one you will undergo.

  • Simple laser vein treatment: this is done on the outside of your skin and treats spider veins under the surface of the skin. When using this method you will need to undergo more than one treatment in order to see results. It will depend on your doctor, but they are generally spaced out between 6 and 12 weeks. This type of treatment is also used as a “follow-up” treatment after a larger vein had been closed or destroyed.
  • Endovenous laser vein treatment: this type of treatment is usually implemented for people with larger varicose veins that will not benefit from simple laser vein treatment. During this process a laser fibre is passed through a thin tube into the vein while the doctor monitors it on a screen. From there the laser beam is passed into the vein, treating it effectively. The doctor might have to use a local anaesthesiain order to perform this procedure, but it has a much faster recovery rate than a varicose vein surgery.