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CoolGlide Vein Therapy For The Face &
How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?
The Cutera CoolGlide systems deliver pulses of light energy
which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually
destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body.
Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your
skins surface, where it should be.
Who can be treated with the Cutera CoolGlide?
The Cutera CoolGlide features a unique design and long wavelength
that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your
medical professional will advise you if CoolGlide Vein Therapy is right
What types of veins can be treated?
The Cutera CoolGlide 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 medical professional will help you determine
which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Your medical professional will advise you on the best course of action,
but many medical professionals and patients prefer CoolGlide Vein Therapy
because there are no painful injections.
What about blood blisters and port wine stains?
Blood blisters or hemangiomas respond very well
to CoolGlide 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 CoolGlide vascular treatments. Consult
your medical professional for a thorough evaluation.
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. Since
individual results vary, ask your medical professional about
your specific condition.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses
of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no
local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required,
many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
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. Patients
who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support
hose for a short period of time.
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 effects typically last for less than 24
hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare
instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical
professional for complete information on the benefits and
risks of treatment.
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. As always, it is a good idea to limit your 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. Over time, it is possible for new veins
to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera CoolGlide.