Temple Veins treated/closed with a yag laser? How long does it take the immune system to clear them away?

After Blue Temple Veins have been treated / closed with a yag laser? ...How long does it take the immune system to clear them away?

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Temple Vein Sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy

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Temple veins are large and I recommend sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy and not laser therapy as laser can cause chronic thrombophlebitis and rarely gets rid of the problem altogether. 


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Following laser treatment of temporal veins or even other methods of temporal vein removal such as sclerotherapy or microphlebectomies there is a healing period of 3 to 6 weeks.  In addition, sometimes more than one treatment may be necessary .

John Landi, MD
Naples General Surgeon
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