Laser vein treatment is a treatment option that eliminates spider and varicose veins using laser energy. Bergen Aesthetics uses the Cutera CoolGlide® system for laser vein treatment. Cutera CoolGlide offers several advantages over other lasers, including a longer wavelength. That allows Dr. Ohanian to treat all types of veins safely and efficiently, from superficial veins in sensitive areas of the face to deeper, larger veins in the legs. This treatment is effective for people with all skin tones.
The Cutera CoolGlide:
When Dr. Ohanian uses the Cutera CoolGlide system, she directs pulses of laser energy into your spider or varicose veins. This energy coagulates the blood inside the vessel, which eventually destroys it. In time, the body reabsorbs the destroyed vessel, and blood flow is redirected to other vessels deeper in your body.
After treatment with Cutera CoolGlide, you'll notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your veins. Any uncomfortable symptoms you experienced because of the treated veins will also begin to fade.
Most patients can be treated with Cutera CoolGlide, whether they have light or dark skin.
However, some patients may not be good candidates for this procedure. If your varicose veins are “knotty,” for example, another treatment option may be more efficient than Cutera CoolGlide. If you’re interested in Cutera CoolGlide, ask Dr. Ohanian if this treatment option is right for you.
The Cutera CoolGlide laser is effective on veins of all sizes. Dr. Ohanian can also use this laser to treat veins in almost all parts of the body.
Cutera CoolGlide doesn’t cause many side effects. However, you may notice a slight bruising in the treatment area after your procedure. In most cases, this bruising will fade quickly in the next few days. If you notice any worrisome side effects, call Dr. Ohanian as soon as possible.