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- Laser therapy is used to treat thread veins less than a millimetre in diameter.
- Pulses of laser at 595 to 600 nm cause the blood in the vein to coagulate and so destroy the vessel. The vessel contents are then gradually degraded and the veins cleared
- The process takes 3 to 4 months work. Initially the skin can occur erythematous and reddened. These clears within in 24 hours leaving a residual darkened purplish hue to the veins. After 3 weeks this has also cleared and the vessel appears as it did pre procedure which is often disconcerting. Between 6 and 12 week post procedure the vessel will begin to clear.
- This treatment is rarely available on the NHS.
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