What is the objective of laser treatment for vascular lesions?
Varicose or spider legs is a very common pathology in men and women. The goal of treatment is to destroy and eliminate these veins because they are unsightly. Through the use of the vascular laser, these unsightly veins disappear, that is, they become smaller, narrower and of a much lighter color until they disappear completely.
What is the laser treatment for vascular lesions?
Vascular laser treatment to remove varicose veins or spider veins from the legs usually involves the application of a neodymium yag vascular laser, which passes through the skin and heats the vein. When it is heated, it coagulates and successively the body gradually eliminates it. There are lasers of new generation that can have the application of two wavelengths sequentially, so that the results obtained are very satisfactory because they can work more selectively and with less pain for the patient.
Is the application of anesthesia necessary?
The treatment does not require the use of anesthesia. It is usually used the application of a cold air that is cooling the skin so that it is protected for laser light and at the same time performs a certain degree of anesthesia. We do not usually apply anesthesia because it usually has a substance called lidocaine, which is a vasoconstrictor and causes smaller veins to look less during treatment.
What results can we expect?
The results we can expect with the application of the laser is the complete disappearance of the vascular spider without any residual injury.
What will be its duration?
The duration of the vein or varicose vein that we have eliminated is permanent, what happens is that with the laser we remove that varicose vein but not the predisposition of the patient to have more vascular lesions. It is important to make revisions once a year to check for new appearances, but the ones we have dealt with are permanent elimination.
What will the success of the laser treatment and its duration depend on?
The success of the treatment depends on the patient performing all the necessary sessions. Normally you have to perform between 4 and 5 sessions: it is very important that the patient performs all until the complete disappearance. The duration of the result also depends on the patient following the instructions we give him, such as if the varicose veins appear because the patient is a smoker or has a sedentary lifestyle, he will have to correct these factors so that once the results are obtained these last in time.