Laser Vein Therapy

Vascular Treatment

Unsightly facial and leg veins a thing of the past, thanks
to Cutera® CoolGlide. No more painful injections! With
the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer
wavelength, the Cutera® CoolGlide can safely and effectively
treat both tiny superficial face veins on men and women
of all skin tones.

The Cutera® CoolGlide difference

The Cutera® CoolGlide combines the ideal laser wavelength
with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular
laser system. It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider
veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively.
Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience
outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.

How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?

The Cutera® CoolGlide systems deliver pulses
of light energy which cause the blood within the vein
to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which
is later absorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be
redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface,
where it should be.

Who can be treated with the Cutera® CoolGlide?

The Cutera® CoolGlide features a unique design
and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of
all skin tones. Your physician will advise you if CoolGlide
Vein Therapy is right for you.

What types of veins can be treated?

The Cutera® CoolGlide can remove unsightly
veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial
veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly
without bruising or complication. Spider veins
can also be treated with excellent results.
Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful
evaluation with your physician will help you determine
which vessels can be treated and the best course of
treatment.

How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?

Your doctor will advise you on the best course of action,
but many physicians and patients prefer CoolGlide Vein
Therapy because there are no painful injections..

What about blood blisters and port wine stains?

Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very
well to CoolGlide Vein Therapy, usually with just
one treatment. Patients with port wine stains
and other vascular lesions, who had given up on
finding a solution, have been overwhelmed
by the success of their CoolGlide vascular
treatments. Consult your physician for a
thorough evaluation.

How many treatments will I need?

Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient.
However, the number of treatments necessarily depends
on the number, colour, and size of the vessels being
treated. Since individual results vary, ask your
medical professional about your specific condition.

Do the treatments hurt?

Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of
energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local
anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many
patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

What happens after the treatment?

Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur.
When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may
persist for a few weeks or months following treatment.
Patients who have leg vein treatments may be
advised to wear a support stocking for a short
period of time.

What are the possible side effects?

Although many patients report few, if any, side
effects, those most commonly noticed are
slight reddening and local swelling of the
skin. These effects typically last for less
than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising
and, in rare cases, blistering may occur. Consult with
your medical professional for complete information on the
benefits and risks of treatment.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Patients generally resume most normal activities
immediately. However, it is recommended that you
avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the
first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is
recommended on any treated areas to the sun.
As always, it is a good idea to limit your exposure to the sun.

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins
have shown significant improvement within two to
six weeks of treatment. However, your final results
may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible
for new veins to appear, but these too can be
removed with the Cutera® CoolGlide.