Unsightly facial and leg veins can be effectively removed for all women and men of all skin types with proven laser therapy. When injection treatments are not the best option for broken veins and small capillaries, Cutera’s CoolGlide laser can safely treat these in just a few sessions without any down-time.
Are you a Candidate for Vascular Laser Treatments?
All skin types including tanned skin can be treated with this laser therapy. It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep reticular veins ,in some cases. Varicose veins are not good candidates.
The Benefits of Vascular Laser Treatments for Veins
Often a combination of injection and laser therapy is best for treating leg veins but most often, facial veins are preferably treated with laser therapy.
What to Expect During Laser Treatment Veins
The laser sessions might be described as a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the laser hand-piece. Often, it is easy to visualize the immediate disappearance of the broken veins or capillaries. Larger vessels will appear darker until they are gradually absorbed. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to non-existent.
After a laser vein treatment, most normal activities can be resumed immediately. It is generally recommended to avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 -24 hours after treatment . Naturally , sunscreen is advised to avoid any sun-staining but the best advice is to limit sun exposure for at least 1 week following leg vein treatments.
Most patients find that 75% or more of the veins will show significant improvement within 3-6 weeks following treatment. Some will continue to disappear over the next 8-12 weeks and the rest may need additional sessions.