The revolutionary CoolGlide Excel laser system is designed as a state-of-the-art vein treatment procedure. This simple laser treatment can target the small facial spider veins along with the larger spider veins on the legs. The cool handpiece protects and numbs the skin while the pulse of light disables the vessels. These cosmetic vein treatments are a non-invasive, safe, and effective method that requires no incisions or painful injections.
The vein removal laser system can be adjusted to eradicate almost every size vessel, whether it is small capillaries around the nose, rosacea on the cheeks, large leg veins, or the vessels that cause dark undereye circles.
Laser Vein Removal:
- Reduce unsightly leg veins
- Decrease facial redness
- Remove broken capillaries around the nose
- Reduce dark circles under the eyes
FAQ’s – Laser Vein Removal
What is CoolGlide Excel laser for vein removal?
The CoolGlide Excel is a revolutionary, FDA-approved non-invasive laser that treats unsightly veins. The laser vein treatment works by the laser energy being absorbed by the unique cooling system protects the skin as the light injures the blood vessels. The blood vessels are then absorbed by the body to leave your skin clear of the veins. Most treatments leave virtually no visible disturbance to the surface of your skin.
How does the vein removal laser work?
The laser vein treatment works by combining a cooling delivery tip and an Nd: Yag laser to give you the optimal results with the least downtime. The gold-plated contact cooling tip of the vein removal laser protects the outer skin layer (the epidermis) and sensitive nerve endings. The laser light can then safely penetrate into the deeper skin layer (the dermis) and injure the blood vessel wall without damaging the surface layer of the skin. Over time the visible leg veins and facial rosacea are absorbed in your body. There are no harsh chemicals.
Does the vein treatment procedure hurt?
Laser vein treatments in facial areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and chin have minimal discomfort. A slight pinprick is how it’s been described. A topical anesthetic cream can be used on extra sensitive areas with larger leg vein treatment but usually, the cooling handpiece numbing effect is sufficient.
What areas of the skin surface can be treated for vein removal?
Virtually any area of the body can have this laser vein procedure. Some examples of laser vein treatment areas are around the nose and eyes, the mouth, cheeks, and chin as well as legs, ankles, and thighs.
How long does the laser vein removal treatment take?
The laser vein removal treatment is so quick and easy; many patients come in for treatment during their lunch hour. The treatment takes between 15-30 minutes. You can reapply your make-up right away and carry on with your day.
How many vein treatments are needed and how long does it last?
This depends on the extent of the blood vessel damage you have already accumulated. Small vessels around the nose usually need just 1 treatment and results are seen immediately. Typically a vein treatment plan is created, encompassing 2 to 3 laser vein removal treatments at monthly intervals to get the best results. The veins in the treated area are permanently eradicated but new spider veins can appear.
What are the post-procedure instructions after the simple laser treatment?
Considering the laser vein removal is injuring the blood vessel wall, no strenuous exercise should be performed for 24-48 hours. Basic skin care includes gently cleaning the area without using very hot water and applying sunscreen to protect the delicate skin post-procedure.
Is it safe to drive after having laser vein removal?
At the laser Image Company, we treat clients with the vein removal laser from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Los Angeles and there is no problem for them to drive after the procedure.
How much does laser vein removal cost?
Vein removal price is dependent on the area being treated and the number of treatments required. For example treatment of small capillaries around the nose is $100. The nurse performing the laser vein treatment will discuss the cost specific to your concern.
When is endovenous laser varicose vein surgery required?
Usually, endovenous laser treatment is required to treat varicose veins and is performed by a vascular surgeon. Those are the vessels that are usually raised above the skin surface and can sometimes be painful. The endoscopic vein surgery entails a small incision being placed at one end of the larger varicose vein. A tiny laser fiber is then placed within the vessel to injure it from the inside. You can expect some discomfort and downtime from this type of leg vein treatment.