Our Cutera CoolGlide Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser treatments effectively treat spider veins on the face and in the legs. This laser is ideal for spider veins measuring less than 2 mm in diameter. The laser we use is very powerful and accurate. By adjusting the laser settings, we are able to minimize the effect on the skin and maximize the treatment of the spider veins. During a treatment, the laser is used to create pulses of very bright light aimed at the veins. These pulses of light, coagulate blood and seal off small veins. The treated veins often immediately disapear, others slowly fade.
CoolGlide laser treatment is more appealing to most patients because it does not use needles or incisions. To minimize any discomfort, our laser has a cooling system built in to the handpiece that helps to dramatcially reduce the discomfort associated with spider vein treatment. The smaller the spider vein, the less discomfort you will feel.
Our laser treatments are scheduled in 15 minute increments based on the number of veins that need to be treated. Depending on the severity of the veins, 1 to 3 treatments are generally needed to make the spider veins disappear. Patients should be able to return to normal activity right after treatment.