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Complications of Endovenous Laser Therapy

Fortunately, endovenous laser therapy has rarely been associated with any serious complications.



Potential complications can include vessel perforation, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, phlebitis, bruising and staining, infection, paraesthesia (numbness or tingling), and skin burns.

Endovenous laser therapy will normally treat the cause of most varicose veins but additional or complimentary therapy may be necessary in some cases. We will be able to provide the follow-up therapy for these minor cosmetic veins.

Despite the use of laser energy endovenous laser therapy will only be effective for varicose veins and will have no effect on pre-existing thread veins. This is not the same laser that is used for thread vein treatment.