Laser Spider Vein Therapy

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Millions of Americans are affected by vascular skin conditions. Dr. Hotchandani with wide laser experience has been providing vascular laser treatments since 1997. We are Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery treat the following conditions:*

  1. Telangiectasia/spider veins
  2. Rosacea
  3. Spider angiomas
  4. Cherry angiomas
  5. Venous lakes
  6. Red surgical scars
  7. Red stretch marks

The Excel V™ laser system is one of the most cutting-edge vascular lasers,  with integrated cooling, to provide the very best in terms of safety and results.

* Results and patient experience may vary

  • What to Expect
  • How it Works
  • Patient Experience
  • FAQs

What to Expect

  • Telangiectasia/Spider veins

You may see an immediate disappearance of spider veins during treatment but may require 1-3 treatments to address the problem. The veins on the legs may look worse for weeks before considerable improvement. Redness and swelling may last for several hours to days. Some clients have a tendency to form new spider veins in untreated areas requiring treatment.*

  • Rosacea

Treatment can resolve flushing and blushing after several treatments. Immediately after treatment, some swelling is expected. In rare cases, swelling may last more than a day. During treatment, rubber band snap sensation can be expected. Reach more about our rosacea treatments here: Rosacea therapy.*

  • Spider angioma/Cherry angioma/Venous Lakes

Usually done with YAG component of laser requiring one to two treatments 3-4 weeks apart. Immediate improvement is expected even with one treatment. Minimal pain is experienced during the treatment.*

  • Red surgical scars/Red stretch marks

Multiple low-level treatments are required. There is no downtime. Minimal change is noted during the treatment. Redness is reduced after a number of treatments.*

* Results and patient experience may vary

How it Works

Excel V™ laser with two different wavelengths (532 & 1064) allows selective delivery of laser energy to the target through the skin, thereby heating and damaging targeted vessels, causing them to collapse and seal shut. The inactive vessels are then absorbed by the body over time. Spider veins are not an integral part of the normal venous system so closure and eventual dissolution do not impair normal circulation.*

* Results and patient experience may vary

Patient Experience

Excel V™ laser treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients report low to mild discomfort during the procedure and typically describe the sensation as the snap of a rubber band against the skin. The skin is kept cool during the treatment to target just the vascular component to keep the skin safe.*

The treatment area may be tender and slightly swollen for hours to days. In some cases, after the procedure for spider veins, a red mark resembling a “cat scratch” may be present for weeks.

Heavy exercise should be avoided for 24 hours and sunscreen should be applied consistently to avoid pigmentation changes.*

* Results and patient experience may vary

FAQs

Is laser spider vein treatment painful?

With Excel V™ laser, integrated cooling and external cooling with Zimmer Cryo 6, the procedure itself involves low to mild discomfort depending on individual sensitivity. Pain felt during the procedure is usually described as the snap of a rubber band against the skin. Post-procedure pain is extremely rare.*

Does laser spider vein treatment leave scars?

In rare cases, patients experience temporary blisters/crusting and/or pigmentation changes. We advised clients to avoid sun exposure or tanning beds before and after laser treatments to avoid potential issues with laser procedures.*

What is the recovery time I should expect?

You may resume normal activities immediately.* Rigorous exercise and other high impact activities should be limited to 24 hours.* The treated area may be tender and slightly swollen for several days and in some cases, a red mark resembling a “cat scratch” may be present for a longer period.*

Will insurance cover the procedure?

Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery does not participate with any medical insurance company for patient billing.*

Are lasers safe?

Laser technology has been safely used for decades. Lasers are safe in experienced hands for the right candidates. With Excel V™ laser at Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery laser integrated cooling and additional cooling of the skin with Zimmer Cryo 6, safety and results are always of paramount importance.*

* Results and patient experience may vary