It is advised to avoid exercise or any strenuous activities for 24 hours post treatment.
The Cutera Laser features a unique design and long wavelength that allows treatment of patients of all skin tones. Your medical esthetician will advise you if Cutera Laser Vein Therapy is right for you.
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 esthetician for complete information about the benefits and risks of treatment.
Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to Cutera Laser Vein Therapy, usually with just one session. 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 Cutera Laser Vein Therapy. Consult your medical esthetician for a thorough evaluation.
The Cutera Laser 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
veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.
The Cutera Laser 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.
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. Since individual results vary,
ask your medical professional about your specific condition.
Most patients experience a 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 a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the
treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
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.
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.
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 Cutera Laser.
Your doctor will advise you on the best course of action, but many
physicians and patients prefer Cutera Laser Vein Therapy because
there are no painful injections.