The Cutera CoolGlide laser treatment is a safe, fast, gentle and effective method for removal of unwanted blood vessels on the face and body. In just a few treatment sessions (in some cases only a single treatment session), you can greatly improve the appearance of skin blemished by unwanted spider veins and broken capillaries.
HOW IT WORKS
CoolGlide laser treatments deliver a precise dosage of energy to each vein. During your treatment, light energy is delivered through a special laser hand-piece to the targeted vein, in a series of brief pulses. The light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels, but not the surrounding tissue. This heat absorption causes a coagulation of the blood vessel, which is subsequently absorbed by your body.
WHAT TO EXPECT
First, we identify the veins to be treated. We then proceed to deliver pulses of light (laser) energy along the length of the vessel, targeting the larger veins first. The light energy causes the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessels, which are then absorbed by your body. Most laser therapy patients report little discomfort. Some experience a mild burning sensation when we pulse the laser.