Most often, spider veins don't exhibit any symptoms or cause any problems. However, for some patients, itching, burning, or heaviness in the legs can occur. If spider veins cause you discomfort or if you're disappointed with its appearance, you could benefit from the Cutera Coolglide laser spider vein removal treatments at Gold Coast medspa.
What Is Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser vein treatment involves using a laser device to transmit a thin light beam to the vein. The heat produced shrinks and closes the vein, leading to scar tissue formation within the vessel, thus reducing the appearance of the broken vein.
Cutera Coolglide Laser Therapy - Procedure
Before starting the treatment, our medical experts will review the patient's medical history to determine the severity of the problem and identify any underlying condition, if any.
The Cutera CoolGlide system utilizes the ideal laser wavelength along with the most flexible parameters to address blood vessels affected by spider veins. The laser treatment works by delivering a precise quantity of pulses of laser light energy to each vein through a hand-held laser device in a sequence of brief pulses. When the blood vessels absorb the light energy, the blood in the vein coagulates and eventually destroys the vessel, which is subsequently reabsorbed by the body. Later, the blood flow is redirected to deeper veins.
To obtain optimal results and complete cure, most patients require one to two treatment sessions, although this may vary depending on the number, color, and size of blood vessels.
Side Effects and Post-Procedure Care
The treatment can be performed without the need for any pain medication or anesthesia. However, when the light energy is delivered to the veins, the patient may encounter a slight stinging sensation, which will subside soon.
The procedure with the Cutera CoolGlide system is non-invasive and involves no downtime. Some redness and swelling can occur at the treatment area after the session, which will fade in a few hours. The patient can continue their regular activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is advised to limit exposure to the sun.
The affected veins will show significant improvement within 2-6 weeks following the treatment. However, it may take a few months to get the final results.
If you have any doubts or would like to schedule your consultation with us, please give us a call now at (312) 664-2128 to learn more information!