How Long Does It Take for Varicose Veins to Disappear After Laser Treatment?


Varicose veins have lost their ability to recirculate blood in the legs. Gravity then causes the blood to pool, resulting in a high blood concentration within the vein, bulging beneath the skin and a bluish-purple or red appearance. It can cause general discomfort for an individual in the form of swelling, itching, throbbing or leg fatigue.

When these symptoms start interfering with your daily life, it is time to seek treatment.

Available Treatments for Varicose Veins

Central Florida Vein and Vascular offers several minimally invasive treatments for varicose and spider veins. Among the most popular are our laser treatments:

  • Topical laser therapy: Veins are treated through multiple micro-pulses above the skin that stimulate collagen to start the body’s natural healing process. This treatment can also remedy fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and scarring, and it requires no recovery time for patients.
  • Endovenous laser treatment: During endovenous treatment, we insert a thin catheter directly into the affected vein. Heat collapses the vein and seals it shut, forcing blood to recirculate through surrounding veins. Minimal downtime is required, and doctors encourage patients to walk around after and return to their day to keep blood flow constant.

The following treatments are also available:

  • Venaseal therapy: Through minimally-invasive venaseal therapy, our doctors apply medical glue to seal the vein shut, similarly to endovenous laser treatment.
  • Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy: As the name of this procedure suggests, doctors use an ultrasound to locate varicose veins. A needle containing a sclerosing agent creates a chemical reaction to collapse the vein, causing the body to absorb these veins naturally.
  • Microphlebectomy: In more severe cases, varicose veins may need microphlebectomy. We treat veins by making a tiny incision around the affected vein and letting it drain until we can divide and remove it.

When Will Veins Disappear With Laser Treatment?

Results of the laser therapies may vary depending on the severity of the vein, but overall, the success rate of laser treatment for varicose veins is promising.

With topical laser therapy, four to six sessions are required for best results. Patients will see subtle improvements after each session, but results will be dramatic over time. With endovenous laser treatment, some results are seen as early as one week, and you will notice the full effects of the procedure within weeks to months.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Central Florida Vein and Vascular proudly comprises a team of specialists committed to your health. Our services are up-to-date with the latest technology to ensure the best form of treatment for you. We are happy to walk you through our services and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

For more information, schedule a consultation with us or call us at 407-545-3385 or 352-658-5547.

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