A consultation in the dermatological private practice Dr. medical Dötterer-Rieg. The premises are bright, two people are sitting in the dermatological consultation room. A doctor advises a patient on the subject of vein problems and phlebology.

Laser treatment of spider veins

Laser treatment of spider veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are dilated capillaries and veins that run just under the skin. They are more common in women than in men, especially on the legs. They are colored red and blue. Spider veins can often occur more often after the first pregnancy. Their occurrence is due to the predisposition of connective tissue and venous valves. The formation of spider veins can be accelerated by vasodilating stimulants (alcohol), hot baths and visits to the sauna.

Treatment with blood vessel lasers

The laser treatment of spider veins is carried out with so-called blood vessel lasers. During treatment with these lasers, the dilated capillaries or the inner walls of the capillaries are heated with laser light through the intact skin. The body eliminates the damaged blood vessels within a few weeks. A few treatments are usually necessary to achieve a satisfactory result.

A slight stinging or burning sensation is felt as the energy of the laser pulses is converted. Treating thicker vessels can be painful for some patients. In most cases, however, the treatment of spider veins without local anesthesia is accepted.

Pre-examination / pre-treatment

Before laser treatment of spider veins, we examine you with a duplex sonography. Here it is determined whether the laser therapy is suitable for the skin areas to be treated.

Duration of treatment

Depending on the extent of the skin area to be treated, the actual laser treatment can take up to 30 minutes. Larger areas require treatment in several sessions.

Possible side effects

Occasionally pigment disorders can occur, which usually disappear after a few weeks. Tanned skin may lose pigmentation and lighten in the treated areas. Intensive sunbathing or visits to solariums can lead to excessive tanning of the treated areas. Therefore, these should be avoided in the first place. Sunscreen with a high sun protection factor is recommended.

After treatment

Ideally, the vessels are completely closed or at least narrowed after the laser treatment. In order not to ruin the success of the treatment, you should avoid hot showers, saunas, etc. in the days after the treatment.

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Surely you still have personal questions that our doctors would be happy to answer comprehensively in a confidential conversation in the practice. Because every treatment is as individual as the person who wants a change, and it is important to us that you feel well advised and cared for during the entire treatment period. Please arrange your personal consultation appointment.

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