Posted on September 2nd, 2022 by Texas Vein & Wellness Institute
Cutaneous laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for spider veins. However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved. Be sure to discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor before you decide whether or not to undergo treatment.
Before laser skin treatments, you should:
Following laser skin treatments, it is essential to:
Several weeks after the treatment, you may not notice any significant changes. You may also need more than one treatment. The following issues may also arise post-procedure:
If the treated area shows redness and stinging, do not apply makeup or lotion for at least 24 hours. For at least 3 months after the last treatment, use a good moisturizing lotion twice daily on the treated area.
Cutaneous laser therapy is an effective treatment for spider veins. However, once the spider veins have undergone treatment, it is essential to take steps to maintain the results.
Some of the things you can do to maintain the results of your cutaneous laser therapy for spider veins include:
Wearing compression stockings: Wearing compression stockings can help to prevent new spider veins from forming.
Avoiding injury to the skin: Avoiding injury to the skin can help to prevent new spider veins from forming.
Taking breaks: Taking breaks from standing or sitting for long periods can help prevent new spider veins from forming.
Eating a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet can help to improve circulation and prevent new spider veins from forming.
Exercising: Exercising can help to improve circulation and prevent new spider veins from forming.
Laser therapy is generally safe, but there are a few risks associated with the treatment, including:
These side effects are rare and usually only occur when the laser is improperly used. There is also a small risk of blood clots forming in the treated veins. This can be a serious complication, but it is rare. If you are considering laser therapy for your spider veins, talk to your doctor about all the risks and side effects.
The benefits of laser therapy last between 3 and 5 years on average for most patients. A touch-up or supplementary treatment may be necessary every so often for patients to maintain their treatment.
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