Laser Vein Treatments
You can be free of unsightly leg, face and body veins. Our Fotona laser can provide safe nonsurgical
treatment for the removal of spider veins.
How does Fotona Spider Vein Therapy work?
The Fotona Laser system deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to
coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will
then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin's surface, where it should be.
Who can be treated with the Fotona Laser for Spider Vein
The Fotona Laser features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients
of all skin tones. A thorough consultation will be carried out to see whether Fotona laser will be
suitable for you.
What types of veins can be treated?
The Fotona Laser can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or
"telangiectasia") can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large
blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good
candidates. A careful evaluation during consultation will help you determine which vessels can be
treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Many physicians and patients prefer Fotona Laser Vein Therapy because there are no painful
What are advantages of laser over sclerotherapy?
It has much fewer side effects
It is less traumatic to the surrounding skin
It takes a much shorter time to complete laser treatment
It is less painful than sclerotherapy
Recovery is immediate
Downtime is almost zero
Laser therapy can even be used on the face
What about blood blisters and port wine stains?
Blood blisters or "hemangiomas" respond very well to Fotona Laser Vein Therapy, usually with just
one treatment. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on
finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their vascular treatments with the
How many treatments will I need?
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments
necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.
Does the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the
handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt
to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to
What happens after the treatment?
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated, a
tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who
have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
What are the possible side effects?
Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight
reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some
patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that
you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The
use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a
good idea to limit your sun exposure.
When will I see results?
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within
two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months.
Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Fotona