What to Expect for Your Spider Vein Removal Procedure

It can feel like there are few options for spider veins if you’re hoping for clear, smooth legs. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to achieve your skin goals with fast and easy treatments at Cosmetic Laser Solutions. If you’re considering laser treatment for spider veins, then it can be helpful to know what to expect. Here’s what to know about the treatment process and how it can help.

What Should I Do Before My Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider vein laser treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t require much it comes to preparation. It’s recommended, however, that you limit your sun exposure prior to treatment to limit skin damage. You should also talk to your regular physician about temporarily stopping any prescribed medications that can delay the healing process. If you’re opting for treatment on your face, then it’s important to stop using certain skincare products that could affect the success of your treatment.

What Should I Expect During Spider Vein Removal?

Since spider vein removal is a non-surgical treatment, there’s no need for sedation. It’s as easy as simply showing up at our spa, and we take care of the rest. When you come in for treatment, we’ll use a powerful and precise yellow laser on individual spider veins. The laser light is attracted to the pigment in the blood vessels and breaks them down without harming your skin. Eventually, the tissue dies off and they are absorbed into the body and blood is rerouted through healthy areas. Since this laser treatment is safe, it can be used to remove spider veins anywhere on the body, including your face.

How Long Will It Take For My Skin To Heal?

After your laser treatment for spider vein removal, you may see some redness, bruising, or swelling in the treatment area. This should go away within a week or two, although each patient is different. Most patients don’t experience any discomfort and are able to resume their daily activities the day after laser treatment. However, it’s not recommended to participate in strenuous physical activities until at least 72 hours have passed.

In most cases, it’s recommended that you wear compression socks after your treatment. It’s also helpful to keep your legs elevated as much as possible to help with any swelling and to facilitate the healing process. There may be blisters or scabs on the removal area, but they should go away in just a few days.

When Will I See Results?

You may not see a difference for a few weeks after treatment because it takes time for your body to metabolize the blood vessel tissue. You may also notice brown spots on your skin after treatment, but these will disappear over the course of a few months. It’s important to stay out of the sun for at least a week and to keep your skin moisturized during the recovery process.

Schedule a Consultation

Spider vein removal with laser technology is one of the best ways to achieve your best skin yet. To get started, we invite you to meet with our team by calling our Stoneham office or filling out our online form.