There is bruising and mild discomfort in the treated leg for two to four weeks. Q: How much time does it take to see the results after the laser procedure? A: Within one week patients may start to notice a difference in the prominence of their varicose veins, but complete results may take weeks to months.
Patients rarely report any pain during this procedure because the area being worked on is under a local anesthetic. The incisions made during the procedure are so small that no stitches are required. When the procedure is complete, your leg will be wrapped in a comfortable but snug compression wrap. You will need to wear graduated compression stockings for approximately two to three weeks following the procedure. As long as the stockings are worn, almost all activities can be done beginning the day after the surgery. You should be able to resume daily activities within 24 hours. Strenuous activities will be limited for approximately two weeks.