Leg vein lasers can be used on small veins on the legs up to 2mm in diameter.
Larger veins need to be treated prior to laser therapy to avoid recurrence. Often a leg vein ultrasound is required prior to laser treatment to ensure that there are no larger veins that should be treated first.
At your initial consultation, your leg veins will be assessed and you will be referred for an ultrasound if required.
Laser Treatment with our GMax and VBeam Lasers
Small red veins less than 1mm in size respond best to the 595nm pulsed dye laser whereas veins that are blue and 1-2mm in size respond better to a different laser (1064nm long pulse NdYag).
Most people have a combination of small red and larger blue veins, so a combination of lasers is required to treat leg veins. To achieve superior results, both of these different laser devices are available at our clinic.
During the laser treatment, the skin may feel a stinging sensation which varies in intensity between patients but is usually well tolerated.
Pain is very uncommon following treatment. Expect swelling and redness around the treatment site. This will resolve rapidly.
Small vessels may disappear completely following treatment however, larger vessels do not immediately disappear and may darken before they resolve.
For the best results, three or more treatments will be required spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Leg vein laser treatment
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