Our patients choose this treatment because it’s pain-free and quick. You are also given the option of using a topical anesthetic. Pain after vein laser treatment is minimal or nonexistent. The number of treatments required varies, but most patients find that one or two treatments are enough for their needs. Few if any side effects are usually reported, the most common ones being slight reddening and swelling of the skin, both of which last less than 24 hours. In some instances, you may find bruising or – in rare cases – blistering.
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 nonexistent.