Broken and unattractive blood vessels on the face and legs can affect both men and women. This problem can be due to sun damage, heredity, hormones or environmental factors. In the past, painful injections were used to treat these broken veins, but now laser treatment offers a swift, painless substitute. No more painful needles! With the most advanced technology, a unique design, and a longer wavelength, the Cutera 1064 Yag laser can safely and effectively treat both tiny superficial face veins and deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.
The Cutera 1064 Yag Laser system safely delivers 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 less visible veins deeper below your skin's surface.
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the location, number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, ask Dr. Brown about your specific condition.
Throughout this procedure, the exceptional cooling system of the Cutera laser cools the skin making it the safest system available with minimal pain. Most patients experience a mild stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required, many patients opt to use numbing cream before treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
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. Sometimes bruising occurs, but it is rare.
Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins are significantly better 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 Cutera Laser.