Question: I have been looking into different treatments for my spider veins for some time. I got a little scared off by the possibility of muscle damage from vein treatments though, so I am interested in laser vein treatments. Can laser vein treatments also result in muscle damage?
Answer: You should not be able to damage any muscle doing laser vein treatments, as the laser is only going to penetrate a short distance and only injure the visible veins that are being treated. With that said, laser vein treatments are typically limited to relatively small spider-type veins on the legs and, if you have larger varicose bulging veins, these would need to be treated with a different modality, and we would actually refer you to a leg vein specialist. If we are treating the cosmetic spider-type leg veins, we have a vast experience in treating these types of unsightly veins and have very high success rates. I would, however, not worry about any sort of muscle damage that can occur with these types of treatments.