About Laser Vein Treatment & FAQ
CoolGlide Vein Therapy For The Face & Body
The Cutera CoolGlide delivers a superior vascular laser system by combining the ideal wavelength with the most flexible parameters. The treatment is safe, effective and quick treating a wide range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins. No matter what skin tone, the results will be outstanding.
How does the Vein Therapy work?
The light energy pulses delivered by Cutera CoolGlide coagulates the blood within the vein, destroying the vessels that will be then absorbed by the body. The blood flow will be redirected to deeper veins below the skin’s surface.
Who can be treated?
Due to the long wavelength and unique design of the Cutera CoolGlide, patients with light, dark or even tanned skin can be treated.
What types of veins can be treated?
Except for knotty varicose veins, the Cutera CoolGlide can remove veins from all parts of body. The small facial veins can be removed quickly with no complications or bruising. CoolGlide can treat leg veins and spider veins with excellent results. Consult your physician to decide what treatment is best for you.
CoolGlide compared to Sclerotherapy?
Many physicians prefer CoolGlide vein therapy because there are no injections involved
What about blood blisters and port wine stains?
CoolGlide has successfully treated patients with Port wine stains and blood blisters even those who had given up on finding a solution.
How many laser vein treatments do I need?
One or two treatments are usually enough,but it depends on the colour, size and number of vessels to be treated.
Do the treatments hurt?
There may be a stinging sensation during the treatment due to the delivery of energy pulses. Many patients use topical anaesthetic before treatment. After the treatment, there will be minimal or no pain at all.
What happens after the treatment?
There might be some redness or bruising. With the treatment of larger veins, a tan or brownish pigment may appear that may last for a few weeks or months. It’s recommended that patients wear support hose for a short period of time after leg vein treatments.
Any possible side effects after laser vein treatments?
There are usually no side effects except slight reddening or swelling of the skin. These effects will usually recover within 24 hours. Some patients might experience bruising, or in rare occasions, blistering.
Any restrictions on activity after treatment?
You can go back to your normal activities right away but vigorous activities should be avoided for the first 24 hours. Exposure to sun should be limited and sunscreen should be used.
When will I see results?
Many patients find significant improvements within two to six weeks after the treatment. However, it might take several months before final results become apparent. New veins might appear over time, which can be treated with the Cutera CoolGlide.