Laser Vein Treatments

Laser Vein Treatments Specialist

Laser Vein Treatments Q & A

What is laser vein treatment?

Dr. Rizk uses a laser—a highly focused beam of light—to treat varicose veins. Laser heat damages a vein, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. After a year or two, the vein is likely to disappear.

Simple laser treatment. Simple laser vein treatment is done on the outside of your skin. It can treat spider veins and tiny varicose veins just under the skin’s surface. Usually, more than one laser session is needed. They are scheduled every six to twelve weeks as prescribed by Dr. Rizk. (If you have poor blood circulation feeding these tiny veins, the larger “feeder” vein must first be treated with surgery, endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment, or sclerotherapy.)

Are there side effects?

Side effects of laser treatment include: Skin burns Skin coloring changes Feelings of burning, pain, or prickling after recovery, from nerve damage (less likely than after vein stripping surgery) Small or large blood clotting in the vein or a deep vein (less likely than after vein stripping surgery)

How long is recovery from laser vein treatment?

You will be able to walk following the treatment, and recovery typically is short. You are likely to be able to return to your normal daily routine after simple laser treatment.

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