Laser Vein Removal

Laser Vein Removal

How does Thread Vein Removal work?
Can anyone have the treatment done?
What types of veins can be treated?
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
How many treatments will I need?
Do the treatments hurt?
What happens after the treatment?
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
When will I see results?

We treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering.

How does Thread Vein Removal work?

The laser system delivers 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 skin’s surface, where it should be.
Can anyone have the treatment done?
The Cutera Laser System features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your therapist will advise you if Vein Therapy is right for you.

Can anyone have the treatment done?

The Cutera Laser System features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your therapist will advise you if Vein Therapy is right for you.

What types of veins can be treated?

We 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 purple leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. Our therapists are trained to the highest standards and will be able to advise you on your treatment during a free consultation.

How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?

We have found that we achieve excellent results with our laser system. We have the technology to work with a wide range of parameters allowing us to treat many different types of veins. Many of our clients have preferred the laser treatment as there are no painful injections involved.

How many treatments will I need?

Usually a minimum of two treatments are required. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask your therapist about your specific condition during your free consultation.

Do the treatments hurt?

Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. 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 such as on the legs, 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. During your free consultation your therapist will give you 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 exposure.

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 thread veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the Cutera CoolGlide Laser System.