Vein Therapy

For women and men of all skin tones and types.

The Cutera CoolGuide difference.

Vein Therapy

The Cutera CoolGlide combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexable 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 from this vein therapy treatment with minimal bruising or blistering.

How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?

The Cutera CoolGlide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed 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 advice 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. A careful evaluation with your physician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of vein therapy treatment.

How does it 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.

How many vein therapy treatments will I need?

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

Do laser vein therapy treatments hurt?

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

What happens after the treatment?

Following your laser vein therapy 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.

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 then 24 hours after the vein therapy. Some patients may experience bruising and in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with you 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 exposed to the sun. As always it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.

When will I see results from laser vein therapy?

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 appearent for several months. Over time it is possible for new veins to appear but these too can be removed with the Cutera CoolGlide.