Downtime with laser vein treatment is very minimal. Most patients are able to instantly return to their normal day, although some will experience some bruising, swelling, and/or redness, which typically resolves within a week. You may also use cold (not frozen) packs for any discomfort. Be sure to avoid direct sun exposure, as your skin will be sensitive to it. We recommend using a high SPF sunblock and covering up the treated area when outdoors.