Types of Vascular Laser Therapy
1. Simple Laser Treatment
- It is conducted outside of your skin that can heal spider veins and tiny varicose veins beneath the skin’s surface. Generally, more than one laser session is needed.
- Your doctor will schedule that type of treatment usually every 6 to 12 weeks.
- Based on the research, this type of laser treatment has become quite safe and effective for more than 20 years.
2. Endovenous Laser Treatment
- It can cure larger varicose veins in the legs.
- The laser fiber is transmitted through a thin tube (catheter) into the vein, at the same time, the doctor will watch the vein on a duplex ultrasound screen.
- This laser treatment closes veins about 94 out of 100 times.
- You will need a second treatment, if this treatment doesn’t close a vein.
Risks of Vascular Laser Therapy
- Skin coloring changes
- Skin burns
- Small or large blood clotting in the vein (less likely than after vein stripping surgery).
- Less risks it will happen, if your doctor has more experiences with laser. Discuss this matter with your doctor before starting the procedure.
- Regularly after simple laser treatment, you can walk and recovery is short.
- You can go back to your normal daily schedule
- You should wear compression stockings for 1 week or more after endovenous laser treatment.
- To ensure the vein is closed, your doctor will use duplex ultrasound.
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