How Long Does it Take for Varicose Veins to Disappear After Laser Treatment? And Other FAQs

How long does it take for varicose veins to disappear after laser treatment?

Endovenous laser treatment, also known as endovenous laser ablation, is one of the most effective varicose vein treatments. During this procedure, the vein doctor channels laser energy into the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. The diseased vein is destroyed, and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart. Endovenous laser ablation treats the root cause of varicose veins and makes the superficial varicose veins shrink and turn into scar tissues.

You should start noticing improvements after one week, with continued improvements for several weeks and months. The unhealthy varicose veins will gradually get metabolized by the body, following which they will disappear from your skin’s surface. The specific longevity of the results depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the unhealthy varicose veins after the treatment. Larger varicose veins may fade away after 3 months or more, but small spider veins may fade away within 3 weeks.

Additional treatments can catalyze the results

If you want to eliminate the superficial varicose veins immediately after endovenous laser treatment, you can opt for ambulatory phlebectomy (a cosmetic treatment for varicose veins). After the primary vein treatment, the vein doctor can perform an ambulatory phlebectomy to remove your superficial varicose veins. During ambulatory phlebectomy, the vein doctor makes small incisions on the skin’s surface to physically extract the varicose veins. The incision marks will heal and gradually fade away from the skin.

How long does it take for varicose veins to disappear after laser treatment? What is the main cause of varicose veins? We answer your questions about varicose vein treatments in New York City.

New York Vein Treatment guarantees consistent results

New York Vein Treatment is a group of some of the best medical centers for vein treatment in New York City. Our medical centers for vein treatment are led by board-certified and Ivy League-educated vein doctors who perform the latest minimally invasive procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. We focus on treating the root cause of varicose veins and enhancing the visual beauty of your legs, ensuring safe and consistent results.

You can find our state-of-the-art medical centers for vein treatment in Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District. Our minimally invasive endovenous laser and additional treatments conclude within 30 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities and work. If you’re in Midtown Manhattan, visit our center for vein treatment at 290 Madison Ave Suite 202. Please schedule an appointment to explore your vein treatments in New York.

What is the main cause of varicose veins?

Chronic venous insufficiency is the primary root cause of varicose veins. Venous insufficiency is a medical circulatory disorder caused by the collapse or malfunctioning of vein valves. In healthy veins, the valves counter the force of gravity and ensure blood flows towards the heart. When your vein valves collapse, blood flows backward due to gravity and accumulates in the leg veins, eventually leading to vascular dilation, increased pressure against vein walls, and the formation of bulging varicose veins.

What happens to varicose veins after laser treatment?

Endovenous laser treatment involves using laser energy to destroy unhealthy veins. The laser energy irritates the walls of the varicose veins, turning them into scar tissues. The diseased vein loses access to blood and eventually dies. Over time, your body metabolizes the diseased varicose veins, and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins. As such, after endovenous laser ablation, the varicose veins gradually shrink, turn into scar tissues, and get absorbed by the body.

Does laser treatment get rid of varicose veins?

Endovenous laser ablation has a 98% effectiveness against varicose veins. The endovenous laser treatment involves sending beams of laser energy into the unhealthy varicose veins, turning them into scar tissues that are eventually reabsorbed by the body. As such, the answer is yes — laser treatment successfully eliminates varicose veins.


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What is the success rate of laser treatment for varicose veins?

Endovenous laser ablation has a nearly perfect — 98% — success rate. Once the varicose veins are treated successfully, they can’t return. Some patients may develop new varicose veins after a few years, but the risk of vein disease recurrence is minimal.

How long should I wear compression stockings after laser vein?

You should wear compression stockings for at least four weeks after your endovenous laser treatment in New York. Compression stockings apply pressure on your leg veins and prevent blood from accumulating in the legs, which can minimize the risk of vein disease recurrence.

Do varicose veins ever go away?

Varicose veins don’t go away naturally. The only way to remove or eliminate varicose veins is through minimally invasive vein treatments, such as endovenous laser ablation. If you don’t seek vein treatment, the varicose veins will continue dilating and expanding, leading to increased complications of vein disease.

What happens if you don’t wear a compression hose after sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is considered one of the most effective treatments for spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosant medicine into spider veins to turn them into hardened scar tissues eventually metabolized by the body. You need to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy to prevent blood from pooling in your leg veins. If you don’t wear compression stockings, you have a higher risk of side effects and vein disease recurrence.

How can I prevent varicose veins recurrence?

There are no definitive means of preventing the recurrence of varicose veins. Endovenous laser ablation has a minimal risk of vein disease recurrence, but the risk can’t be eliminated completely. You can, however, make some lifestyle changes to minimize the risk of vein disease recurrence, such as wearing compression stockings, exercising regularly, walking frequently, and elevating your legs above your heart’s level while sitting down.




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He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.



Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.



Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.



Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.


Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.


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