Spider veins are visible, tiny blood vessels that are present just beneath the skin's surface. They appear as swollen, twisted, stretched out, or kinked-up blood vessels. They are most commonly present on the thigh or calves of legs and face and resemble the appearance of spider veins. Several factors can cause spider veins, like genetic and hormonal factors, obesity, aging, and sun exposure. Most often, spider veins don't exhibit any symptoms or cause any problems. However, for some patients, itching, burning, or heaviness in the legs can occur. If spider veins cause you discomfort or if you're disappointed with their appearance, you could benefit from the Cutera Coolglide laser spider vein removal treatments at Gold Coast Medspa.
- What Is Laser Spider Vein Treatment?
Laser spider vein treatment is a non-invasive medical procedure that utilizes laser technology to reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins. Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels visible on the skin's surface. They often occur in areas like the legs and face and can be caused by various factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and prolonged standing or sitting. The heat produced by the laser spider vein treatment shrinks and closes the vein, leading to scar tissue formation within the vessel, thus reducing the appearance of the broken vein.
- Cutera Coolglide Laser Therapy - Procedure
The Cutera CoolGlide system utilizes the ideal laser wavelength along with the most flexible parameters to address blood vessels affected by spider veins. The laser treatment works by delivering a precise quantity of pulses of laser light energy to each vein through a hand-held laser device in a sequence of brief pulses. When the blood vessels absorb the light energy, the blood in the vein coagulates and eventually destroys the vessel, which is subsequently reabsorbed by the body. Later, the blood flow is redirected to deeper veins.
- Side Effects and Post-Procedure Care
The treatment can be performed without the need for any pain medication or anesthesia. However, when the light energy is delivered to the veins, the patient may encounter a slight stinging sensation, which will subside soon. The procedure with the Cutera CoolGlide system is non-invasive and involves no downtime. Some redness and swelling can occur in the treatment area after the session, which will fade in a few hours. The patient can continue their regular activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is advised to limit exposure to the sun.
One of the most significant advantages of Laser spider vein treatment is its precision. Unlike other methods, laser therapy can be used on very small or delicate veins that may not respond well to other treatments. Additionally, patients who undergo laser spider vein treatment typically experience minimal discomfort and require little downtime afterward. As a result, they are able to return to their normal activities soon after the session with minimal disruption. A series of several sessions may be required for optimal results in some cases; however, many patients begin seeing improvements after just one visit.
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