My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser?

Laser & Light Therapy . 4 answers . 2 years ago

My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser?

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

The V Beam uses a wavelength of 595 nm which can certainly treat spider
veins. However, these lasers seem to work best on facial veins and on leg
veins. Treatment of leg veins with lasers in general has been disappointing.
Sclerotherapy is still considered the cold standard. Newer sclerosants offer
significant improvement over hypertonic saline. We do use lasers in our
practice but usually confined to the face.

Bruce R Hoyle MD

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

The V Beam uses a wavelength of 595 nm which can certainly treat spider
veins. However, these lasers seem to work best on facial veins and on leg
veins. Treatment of leg veins with lasers in general has been disappointing.
Sclerotherapy is still considered the cold standard. Newer sclerosants offer
significant improvement over hypertonic saline. We do use lasers in our
practice but usually confined to the face.

Bruce R Hoyle MD


2 years ago by Laser Vein Center

The V Beam uses a wavelength of 595 nm which can certainly treat spider veins. However, these lasers seem to work best on facial veins and on leg veins. Treatment of leg veins with lasers in general has been disappointing. Sclerotherapy is still considered the gold standard. Newer sclerosants offer significant improvement over hypertonic saline. T Wright MD

2 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

The V Beam uses a wavelength of 595 nm which can certainly treat spider veins. However, these lasers seem to work best on facial veins and on leg veins. Treatment of leg veins with lasers in general has been disappointing. Sclerotherapy is still considered the gold standard. Newer sclerosants offer significant improvement over hypertonic saline. T Wright MD


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

The best kind of laser for spider veins is a ND Yag. There are many types. Our experience has been very good with Dornier Flexipulse and the Cutera. The first laser is the most comfortable and effective in our experience.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

The best kind of laser for spider veins is a ND Yag. There are many types. Our experience has been very good with Dornier Flexipulse and the Cutera. The first laser is the most comfortable and effective in our experience.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


2 years ago by Vein Specialists

Lasers in general are not my preferred choice for the treatment of spider
veins. I have a laser which collects dust, and routinely use Polidocanol
injections for all of my spider vein and small varicose vein patients'
cosmetic treatments. Less pain, less money, less bruising and happier
patients.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Lasers in general are not my preferred choice for the treatment of spider
veins. I have a laser which collects dust, and routinely use Polidocanol
injections for all of my spider vein and small varicose vein patients'
cosmetic treatments. Less pain, less money, less bruising and happier
patients.


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