There are a number of spider vein treatment available that use either laser or focused light energy to eliminate unwanted spider veins. These treatments are minimally-invasive and offer significant results in the treatment of spider veins in multiple areas of the body. Both laser and light techniques do not involve injections into the skin but may require multiple treatments for maximum effectiveness.
Laser vein removal is a minimally-invasive, quick, and safe method to treat superficial spider veins. Advances in technology and in medicine have helped developed a number of different cosmetic lasers that are designed to target various conditions, including spider veins. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of laser light is focused on the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the tiny, dark vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused in such a way that it does not damage surrounding skin. The treated vein then fades, disappearing after about four to six weeks.
Intense pulsed light treatments can also be used to selectively remove or reduce the appearance of abnormal veins, including small spider veins and small vascular birthmarks. Specialists may recommend light treatments for lesions or problematic veins located in slightly deeper skin lasers than are typically treated with lasers. Two to four treatments may be required depending on the number and size of the veins in the treatment area. Light therapies are sometimes used in conjunction with other treatments like sclerotherapy.