Laser Skin Care and Weight Loss Rockford Barrington Schaumburg Area 815.381.7005

Laser Vein Removal Rockford Barrington Schaumburg Area

Laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins. This technique sends very strong bursts of light through the skin onto the vein cauterizing the blood flow. This makes the vein slowly fade and disappear.  Not all skin types can be safely treated with lasers. The heat from the laser can be quite uncomfortable. Laser treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes.

Generally, 2 to 5 treatments are needed to remove spider veins in the legs. Laser therapy usually isn’t effective for varicose veins larger than 3 mm (about a tenth of an inch). 
You can return to normal activity right after treatment.

Possible side effects of lasers include the following: Redness or swelling of the skin right after the treatment that disappears within a few days. Discolored skin that will disappear within 1 to 2 months.  

Blistering is rare, but can occur. Over a period of years, more abnormal veins can develop because there is no cure for weak vein valves.

Ongoing treatment can help keep this problem under control. The single most important thing you can do to slow down the development of new varicose veins is to wear compression support stockings as much as possible during the day. 

Dr. Lydia Savic, MD