The laser delivers pulses of light energy, which cause the blood within the vein or vessel to coagulate, which eventually destroys it. This blood is later reabsorbed into your body and the vessel disappears.
What to Expect
The Coolglide laser treatment does not involve painful injections or long periods of recovery. You may experience stinging sensations or minor discomfort during the treatment and potential soreness for a few hours to a few days after. You can resume most routine activities immediately.
The number of treatments required depends on the number, size, location and color of the vessel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be treated with the laser?
What types of veins can be treated?
We are able to treat red, blue and purple veins on all body parts. Small cherry hemangiomas can usually be taken care of in one session. Small facial veins (telangectasias) can be treated without bruising. Knotty varicose veins may not be a good candidate. The physician will help you decide which vessels will respond to this laser.
How many treatments will I need?
How do the treatments feel?
How do I look after the treatment?
Typically following the treatment, you may observe redness and bruising. The bruising may appear worse after one week. If larger leg veins are treated, a spot of brown pigmentation may remain in the area for weeks or months. Those who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose or tensor wraps.
Are there restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Most normal activities can resume immediately. Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. Hot baths and hot tubs are not advised for the first two days post treatment. Use of sunscreen is very important in areas of treatment.
When will I see results?
Most clients see significant improvement in most veins two to six weeks after the treatment. Final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, and these can be treated as well.
How much does the treatment cost?
Is there a charge for the initial consultation?
Initial consultations are complimentary. This gives both the client and the practitioner an opportunity to best determine what treatments would be beneficial, effective and practical.