Can lasers be used for spider veins on legs?

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Can lasers be used for spider veins on legs?

There is a difference between lasers used for varicose veins and those used for spider veins.

The laser treatment used for varicose veins are internally within the veins. In this procedure the laser fiber is inserted into the veins by ultrasound guidance.

For spider veins, laser treatments can be used for the smallest of vessels that are often resistant to sclerotherapy. These lasers are targeted directly on the little vessels over the skin. They are more effective on the face and are often not as effective on the legs, leading to disappointment in many patients.

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