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Laser Vein Therapy

The Cutera Coolglide difference.

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

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 reabsorbed by your body.  Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin''s surface, where it should be.

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 are large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results.  Knotty varicose veins are not a good candidates.  A careful evaluation with your physician will help you determine which vessels can be treatted and the best course of the treatment.

What aboud 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 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.

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 support hose for a short period of time.

When will I see resuls?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment.  However, your final result 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.