Thanks to the Cutera CoolGlide, men and women alike are getting rid of their unwanted facial and leg veins without any painful injections! CoolGlide combines a truly unique design with the most advanced technology to quickly, safely, and effectively treat a broad range of veins, from tiny, superficial “spider” veins to deep, blue “varicose” veins. This treatment is used on men and women of all skin tones.
How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?
The Cutera CoolGlide systems deliver beams of light energy to specific veins, which causes the blood in the veins to form clots. Eventually, the clots will destroy the veins (all of which is later reabsorbed by your body). By doing this, blood flow is rightfully redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface.
How many treatments will I need?
1 or 2 treatments are often sufficient for patients. Still, your necessary number of treatments depends on a variety of factors, including the number, color, and size of the veins being treated. Be sure to discuss these specifics with your doctor prior to treatment.
Do the treatments hurt?
The most you will feel is a slightly stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. Neither local anesthesia nor pain medication is typically used, but, prior to treatment, some patients apply a topical anesthetic to the areas being treated. There is minimal to no pain after the process.
How long until I see results?
Usually within 2-6 weeks of treatment. Still, the full benefits of your treatment may not be visible for several months afterward. If new veins appear over time, these too can be remedied.