Laser treatment of spider veins is a highly effective way to reduce and remove the visible blood vessels in the skin. With little downtime Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser treatment of spider veins can often be instantaneous and dramatic.
Spider vein removal over a large area, such as legs, may require a series of 3 to 6 laser treatments for satisfactory results. The vessels that are removed during the treatment are abnormal and not required for proper function of the body. They actually function abnormally, and once removed, are replaced by healthy vessels beneath the skin.
A special guide piece acts as a filter to use specific wavelengths of light to target spider veins. This light passes through the top layer of skin, electrocoagulating spider veins. In most cases 2 to 4 visits greatly diminishes or eliminates spider veins.