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CoolGlide Laser Vein Therapy for the Face and Body

For Women and Men of All Skin Tones and Types

The Cutera CoolGlide Laser combines the ideal laser wavelength 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.


How Does The Laser Vein Therapy Work?

The Cutera laser systems deliver pulses of light energy, which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate. Eventually, the vessel will be destroyed and 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 laser 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 and large, blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with your skin care provider will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.


What About Blood Blisters and Port Wine Stains?

Blood blisters, or “hemangiomas,” respond very well to laser 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 vascular treatment.


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. Consult with one of our Cosmetic Dermatologists to determine your particular needs.



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.


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 side effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. 


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. 


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.