Laser Spider Vein Treatments

Our laser technology here at Lake Martin Vein & Laser Center treats many conditions, including
spider veins.  Laser treatment is ideal for those areas that can not be treated with
sclerotherapy, such as the face.  During laser treatment, laser energy is applied to the veins,
causing them to coagulate and shrink.  Eventually, they will be absorbed by your body and
disappear permanently.  Laser treatments are generally pain free and you are able to resume
your normal activities immediately following treatment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  •        Who is a candidate for laser spider vein treatment?

    Almost anyone can undergo spider vein treatment, but a consultation with a physician will
    let you know if laser therapy is the best treatment option for you as an individual.

  •        How soon will I see results?

    You may see some decrease in the amount of spider veins immediately following
    treatment, but you will see more improvement over a period of several weeks as your
    body breaks down and eliminates the treated spider veins.

  •        Are results permanent?

    Results are permanent, however, you may have new spider veins appear.

  •        How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments varies by patient and the amount of existing spider veins.  On
    average, one can expect of four treatment at 6-8 week intervals.


If you have spider veins that are too small for sclerotherapy or are in a location that is difficult
for laser to be effective, our Veinwave technology could be the answer you are seeking.  
Veinwave technology uses a very fine needle to pinpoint those tiny spider veins, and through
thermocoagulation, heat causes the walls of the vein to collapse, eliminating that vein.  
Veinwave treatments can be performed in the office in as little as 30 minutes.  The treatments
are virtually painless, and have no lingering side effects.  There is no downtime for this procedure
and you may resume normal daily activity immediately after receiving this treatment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  •        Who is a candidate for Veinwave treatments?   

    Most individuals are candidate for Veinwave treatments.  Non-candidates included
    individuals who are epileptic, have bleeding disorders, have a pacemaker, or women who
    are currently pregnant.

  •        How soon are results visible?

    Results in treatment areas such as the face, are visible almost immediately, while other
    treated areas may show continued signs of treatment for several days following treatment.

  •        Are results permanent?

    Veinwave results are permanent; however, this does not mean that new spider veins will
    not appear.

  •        How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments varies by patient and the amount of veins that will be treated.