Although the YAG’s primary applications are in treatment of dark and red tattoo inks and lesions, the availability of vascular lesion applications clearly increases the overall practicality of the laser system.
Lasers are suited to treat small spider veins when a needle cannot be used. How are spider veins treated? Laser is a safe, effective option for spider veins.
It takes few minutes. The laser causes the blood in the vein to coagulate and shrink. Patients are likely to experience mild discomfort similar to having a small rubber band snapping against skin.Usually more than one session is required for optimal results. A patient with spider veins in the face will usually choose to have laser therapy rather than sclerotherapy.
Laser treatment may cause minor bruising that improves after few days to a week. Immediately following treatment patient can apply makeup if desired. Spider veins are considered cosmetic in nature and the cost of treatment is not covered by insurance companies.