Laser Vein Therapy (facial & leg)
Now men and women alike are making unsightly facial and leg veins a thing of the past, thanks to CoolGlide® Laser Systems. No more painful injections! With the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer wavelength, CoolGlide laser systems can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.
Who should choose spider vein treatment?
Why choose CoolGlide Excel Laser Spider Vein Treatment?
Most people experience the elimination of the majority of the unsightly veins. Treated areas should show significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment although multiple treatments may be necessary for optimum results.
The CoolGlide Excel cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. A powerful pulse of laser light targets unsightly blood vessels. Surrounding tissue is unaffected. A built-in cooling tip helps protect the skin and minimize discomfort.
No anesthesia or pain medical is required although some patients use a topical anesthetic cream or lotion when sensitive areas are treated. There is little, if any, pain following treatment.
Recuperation and Healing
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. Occasionally, you may experience redness or localized swelling that usually lasts for less than a day.
Normal activity may resume immediately although patients are cautioned to avoid rigorous activity for up to 24 hours.
Leg treatment patients may be asked to avoid hot baths or to wear hose for a short time.
Payment, Insurance, and Financing
This procedure is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment but financing is available. For more information, click here.
Possible Risks and Complications
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
The CoolGlide® difference.
CoolGlide aesthetic systems combine the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver the best vascular laser system on the market. They 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 without bruising or blistering.
After just one treatment, stubborn veins in my face disappeared like magic. Looking in the mirror became more positive. I look forward to the next visit the very next day after the first treatment.
-Bob, Burnsville | More testimonials
I was extremely pleased by the results achieved from my first treatment session. I did not have severe vein presence., but did have multiple spider veins. One session broke-up the veins and significantly lightened them and some totally disappeared.
-Carrie, Albert Lea | More testimonials
Frequently Asked Questions
How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?
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 skin's surface, where it should be.
Who can be treated with CoolGlide systems?
CoolGlide laser systems feature a unique design and long wavelength that allow them to treat patients of all skin tones. Your physician will advise you if CoolGlide Vein Therapy is right for you.
What types of veins can be treated?
CoolGlide systems 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 physician will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Your doctor will advise you on the best course of action, but many physicians 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 physician for a thorough evaluation.
How many treatments do 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 re ddening 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 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 veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the CoolGlide laser system.