Understanding Spider Veins
The CoolGlide laser combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can be treated with excellent results, however knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A consultation with one of our physicians will help you determine which vessels can be treated and your best course of treatment.
Treatment and Recovery
The number of treatments depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Patients who’ve received laser treatment describe feeling a stinging sensation as energy is delivered to the skin that dissipates within seconds after the laser is removed. Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are a slight reddening and local swelling of the skin for less than 24 hours following treatment.
Patients can generally resume most normal activities immediately after treatment. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. 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.