CoolGlide aesthetic systems for spider vein removal combines the ideal laser wave length with the most flexible parameters to deliver the best vascular laser system on the market. They treat a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with no bruising or blistering.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is authorized to perform a laser procedure?
In the state of New Jersey, only physicians are authorized to perform laser procedures.
How many treatments do I need?
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Our physicians, Dr. Donna and Dr. Demetri, will discuss your best treatment options and outcomes during your consultation.
What do the treatments for spider vein removal feel like?
Most patients experience a slight stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the hand piece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
What happens after the treatment for spider vein removal?
Following your treatment, some redness or bruising may occur. When larger veins are treated , a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Patients who have leg vein treatments may be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time.
What are the possible side effects?
Although many patients report few if any side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
When will I see results?
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. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the CoolGlide laser system.
How does CoolGlide Vein Therapy work?
CoolGlide systems deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
Who can be treated with CoolGlide systems?
CoolGlide laser systems feature a unique design and long wavelength that allow them to treat patients of all skin tones. Dr. Donna or Dr. Demetri will advise you if CoolGlide Vein Therapy is right for you.
What types of veins can be treated?
CoolGlide systems can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins or telangiectasia can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation with one of our physicians will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.
How does this compare to Sclerotherapy?
Dr. Donna or Dr. Demetri will advise you on the best course of action, but many physicians and patients prefer CoolGlide Vein Therapy because there are no painful injections.
What about blood blisters and port wine stains?
Blood blisters or hemangiomas respond very well to CoolGlide Vein Therapy, usually with just one treatment. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success of their CoolGlide vascular treatments.