The non invasive laser treatment of unsightly leg veins is one of the most requested yet most challenging of aesthetic laser procedures.
Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Veins up to 4mm in diameter can be treated using the Nd: Yag 1064nm laser.
Larger vessels may need surgical removal.Within three weeks after treatment patients should return for examination of the treatment site and for additional treatment if necessary.
If no additional treatment is necessary, patients should return for additional examination two months later.
In cases where there is partial clearance of the lesion, treatment should be repeated every three weeks initially and then treatment intervals can be increased.
Patients should avoid sun exposure after and in between treatments.