How Long Do Vascular Laser Treatment Results Last?

Spider veins, varicose veins, among other vascular lesions, are relatively common aesthetic issues patients have. Fortunately, vascular laser treatments effectively solve these often undesirable and unsightly aesthetic afflictions.

Here, industry-leading plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera discusses vascular laser treatment and, in particular, discusses how long vascular laser treatment results last.

What is Vascular Laser Treatment?

Vascular laser treatment is a powerful laser treatment designed to eliminate the appearance of unwanted vascular lesions, frequently called spider veins, varicose veins, vascular birthmarks including port wine stains, and rosacea. These veins become visible when red blood cells become trapped inside them close to the skin’s surface and stay there.

As such, vascular laser treatment focuses on these red blood cells, heating them, and without damaging any surrounding tissue, break down the visible veins, improving the appearance.

How Long Do Vascular Laser Treatment Results Last?

Most patients begin to see their results in two to six weeks following treatment. The treatment area will gradually lighten and fade. Results from vascular laser treatment are permanent—the damaged veins are eliminated permanently. However, new varicose veins can develop, which are then treatable by subsequent laser treatments.

Recovery times vary, depending on the extent of your treatment. However, downtime is typically minimal. Redness is a common side effect.

Am I A Good Candidate for Vascular Laser Treatment?

Laser treatments are ideal for many patients. Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Barrera to ensure you’re a good candidate. He’ll discuss your medical history, medications, and treatment goals.

Good candidates for vascular laser treatment:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke or use nicotine products
  • Have unwanted vascular lesions, veins, or other skin conditions
  • Do not have bleeding disorders or problems with their blood vessels

If you’re considering this treatment, schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. We have many treatment options available; if laser treatment isn’t right for you, Dr. Barrera may recommend other options.

Vascular Laser Treatment in San Antonio, TX

Vascular laser treatment in San Antonio, TX, offers patients a highly effective solution to undesirable veins. In just one or two treatments, these views are eliminated forever.

Dr. Jose Barrera is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has earned board certification in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery—and sleep medicine and now actively teaches fellows as a fellowship director with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He is also double fellowship trained in facial plastic reconstructive surgery and sleep surgery, making him a top expert in sleep medicine in Texas. Please don’t hesitate to call (210) 468-5426 or fill out Dr. Barreras’ online form to discuss how we can improve your life today.