Laser Vein Removal
Thread veins (or telangiectasia) are small superficial red, purple or blue veins which may appear anywhere on the body, but most commonly on the face and legs.
The appearance of spider/thread veins on the face and legs can cause embarrassment or self-consciousness for many individuals. Laser therapy is a proven treatment for treating thread veins and is most effective on very fine veins of less than 2.5mm in diameter.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effect is bruising, or purpura, around the treated area. This normally resolves within days of the treatment, but differs with lasers used.
What should I expect after the procedure?
The appearance of the treated vessels will dramatically change, turning from blue and purple to light red. Some vessels may bulge. However, any inflammation will subside within a couple of hours. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs, which may take anywhere between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the size of the veins treated.