There are several options for spider vein treatment. Most of them utilize the use of a laser beam. A highly concentrated beam of light passes through the skin sending pulses of energy on the target without causing any damage to surrounding tissue. As the problem area absorbs the light, the vein heats up and shrinks eventually disappearing completely. No incisions or injections are necessary. The treatment can take as little as 20 minutes depending on the severity and size of the affected area. More than one session may be necessary to completely eliminate all spider veins.