Vascular laser for leg veins

spider vein removal with laser advanced laser treatment for leg veins



Spider veins are common and usually harmless, they can also be irritating, embarrassing and negatively impact your self-confidence. Canberra vein care, the trusted destination for state-of-the-art laser treatment for spider veins. Our experienced vein doctor utilises cutting-edge laser technology to target and eradicate spider veins, leaving you with rejuvenated, beautiful legs. Discover how our safe and effective treatment can help you regain confidence and enjoy a flawless appearance.

How it works

During the laser treatment, a concentrated beam of light is applied to the spider veins, targeting the pigment in the blood. The laser energy is absorbed by the red blood cells heating up the vessels causing them to coagulate without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. Over time, the damaged blood vessels are reabsorbed by the body and gradually fade away. The procedure is well-tolerated, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort. Multiple sessions may be required depending on the extent of the spider veins and individual response to the treatment.

Why we use Vascular Laser to treat leg veins?

  • Non-invasive: Our laser treatment is a non-surgical procedure that involves no incisions or downtime, ensuring a comfortable experience with minimal risks.
  • Precise Targeting: Laser technology allows for precise targeting of spider veins. The concentrated beam of light is directed at the affected veins, selectively heating and damaging them while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. This precision helps to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Safe and Well-Tolerated: Laser treatment for spider veins has a high safety profile when performed by our highly trained professionals. The procedure is well-tolerated by most patients, and adverse effects are generally mild and temporary, such as redness or slight bruising that subsides quickly.
  • Minimal Downtime: Laser treatment for spider veins typically requires no downtime or a very minimal one. After the procedure, patients can typically resume their regular activities immediately. This convenience makes it an attractive option for individuals with busy schedules.
  • Positive Patient Experiences: many satisfied patients have benefited from our laser treatment, achieving remarkable results and renewed confidence.

Expected Results

The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After the laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red colour, then eventually disappearing in two to six weeks. The treated areas are noticeably clearer within 2-4 weeks, and in most cases the appearance of spider veins will continue improve with each successive treatment.

Depending on the size and number of veins, two to six treatments will be needed. The treatments are usually done 4-6 weeks apart. Those with a tendency towards vascular problems will most likely require additional treatments.

  • Treatment Time – 45 Minutes
  • Discomfort – Minimal to Mild
  • Recovery – 24hrs

Preparation & Aftercare


There are no major preparations required before the laser treatment, but you will want to avoid sun exposure, aspirin and alcohol for at least a week prior to the procedure.

As for the day of treatment, avoid all creams, lotions and moisturizers on the area that is going to be treated. Also, wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the body part(s) being treated.


During procedure

Laser vein treatment usually takes less than an hour. A slight elastic band sensation may be felt during treatment; however, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. However, individual pain thresholds may vary. Our highly trained clinical team may apply a cooling gel or use a cooling device to help keep your skin comfortable during the treatment.


Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight bump on the skin; it should disappear hours after treatment. The area may also appear slightly redder and occasionally may be bruised. it is strongly recommended that one keep away from the sun. Healing can be facilitated by wearing compression stockings and using our aftercare gel. The pain is minimal, and one may take any over the counter pain medications. After treatment, there is no downtime. You can resume all of your normal activities immediately afterward. 

Pricing & Packages

Vascular Laser for Spider and leg veins

  • Vascular Laser (One Session) $750

Vascular Laser for Leg Vein Packages

  • Package of three treatments $1200


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Am I a good candidate for laser vein treatment?

Laser vein therapy can be one of the most effective spider vein treatment options for a variety of patients. The ideal patient is in good overall health, does not smoke and has realistic expectations for the procedure. It may also be the best choice if you are allergic to the chemicals used in sclerotherapy, if you are afraid of needles or if your spider veins are too small to be injected. You may not be a candidate if you have certain medical conditions, if you are pregnant, have tattoos in the treatment area or if you take certain medications. 

Is laser treatment suitable for all skin types?

Laser treatment for leg spider veins is generally safe for various skin types. However, individuals with darker skin tones may have a higher risk of experiencing pigmentation changes or skin discoloration as a potential side effect. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare provider who can assess your skin type and determine the most suitable treatment approach for you. 

What are other methods of treating spider vein?

Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves the injection of a liquid or foam chemical directly into the vein with a small needle. The chemical, called a sclerosant, irritates the veins and causes it to collapse. Over time, the vein turns into scar tissue that fades away. The procedure is usually done in a clinic, is relatively inexpensive, and has little downtime. Most individuals require a couple of sessions to treat all the spider veins.

What should I choose between sclerotherapy vs laser vein treatment?

Sclerotherapy may be the better choice if you have a low pain threshold or if your skin type is not compatible with the laser used during laser vein therapy. Laser treatment for spider veins may be the preferred option if you have an aversion to needles or the medications used during sclerotherapy, or if the vessels that need treatment are too small to be injected. The best choice of treatment may also depend on the size and location of your veins. 

In some cases, combining both spider vein and varicose vein treatment options is the best course of action to eradicate spider veins for good. An integrated treatment plan may be recommended after evaluating the size, location and the number of visible vessels present during a consultation. 

Are the results of laser treatment permanent?

Laser treatment can effectively reduce or eliminate spider veins; however, it does not prevent new spider veins from forming in the future. Over time, new spider veins may develop due to factors such as genetics or lifestyle choices. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow any post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to help prevent the recurrence of spider veins.

What is the cost of spider vein removal with laser?

Spider veins are only of cosmetic nuisance and not covered by medical insurance or Medicare. The average cost for laser therapy may vary from $350 – $750 per session depending on the size of the areas being treated. 

What is the time between treatments?

It is generally recommended that the treatments be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results

Are there any side effects or downtime associated with laser treatment?

Laser treatment for leg spider veins is considered a safe procedure with minimal side effects. However, temporary side effects can occur, including redness, slight swelling, or minor bruising in the treated areas. These effects generally subside within a few days or weeks. There is typically no downtime associated with the procedure, and you can resume your regular activities immediately afterward.