Surface Laser TherapyUsing the Dornier Laser, the physician and his staff can ablate the bothersome surface veins that are known as spider veins. The laser energy is absorbed into the vessel through the skin, eliminating blood flow through the spider vein. Immediately following treatment, veins will be similar in appearance to a scratch. The length and number of treatments varies based on your condition; however, most sessions last between 20 and 30 minutes each.
Spider veins are not a definitive indicator of venous insufficiency and may appear on a patient with healthy vein valves. Only an ultrasound diagnosis can determine the presence of this disease. If venous insufficiency exists, your physician may choose to treat this condition prior to the treatment of spider veins.
What results can be expected?
With the evaluation and treatment methods available today, spider and varicose veins can be treated at a level of effectiveness and patient safety previously unattainable, although, a 100% resolution of all visual veins is considered unrealistic by medical experts. Regardless of which treatment method is used, success largely depends on careful assessment of the problem by a knowledgeable and trained physician, a comprehensive treatment plan, and ultimately the compliance of the patient. There are many underlying causes of varicose and spider veins, therefore, successful treatment of a particular vein problem does not necessarily prevent the occurrence of new venous concerns. An open relationship with your vein specialist where you can communicate your results and concerns of your vein issues, is key in the long-term success of your venous treatments.