With the use of a laser varicose veins can be a thing of the past. Blood pooling in the legs is the cause of those unsightly and discolored veins, and for many people, compression stockings are the only realistic answer. However, laser treatment can be a realistic and effective solution if you suffer from blood clots, experience severe pain or simply want to improve your appearance. The relatively new technique is minimally invasive and has a big advantage over surgery, as it doesn’t completely destroy the lining of the vein. Laser treatment can be carried out on an outpatient basis and there is virtually no pain. Most people also find it easy to recover from the procedure; bruising may be visible for a couple of weeks, and you may need to wear a compression stocking and avoid hot baths for a couple of weeks.