Cutaneous laser treatment is clinically proven to be an effective treatment for telangiectasias (spider veins) and hemaniomas or cherry angiomas. With this procedure, a laser is applied to the surface of the skin, removing veins from sight. Depending on the severity of the condition, this treatment may be used in conjunction with sclerotherapy or Veinwave™.
About the Procedure
Cutaneous laser treatment is an outpatient procedure that selectively targets blood vessels in diseased veins. The laser lightly heats the vessels and causes the blood to coagulate, which causes the problematic vein to start breaking down. During the healing process, the treated blood vessels are reabsorbed by the body and the veins disappear. Additional sessions are required in many cases in order to achieve optimum results.
Typically, patients report very little discomfort; however, some might feel a slight stinging sensation when the laser is first applied to the skin. The procedure is similar to other spider vein removal treatments because it is over in minutes and there is no downtime required.