Tired of covering up your legs and using makeup to camouflage your face? Eliminate veins without painful injections! Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center safely and effectively treats both tiny, superficial facial veins as well as small and larger leg veins.
The CoolGlide Difference
The CoolGlide laser combines the ideal laser wave length with the most flexible options to deliver the best vascular treatments on the market. This allows treatment of a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Clients can experience outstanding results without bruising, blistering, or scarring.
How Does Vein Therapy Work?
The CoolGlide laser delivers energy which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate. The vessel is then slowly absorbed by the body and gradually disappears. Blood flow will then be redirected to viable, healthy veins.
What Types of Veins Can Be Treated?
The CoolGlide 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. However, “knotty” varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation at your consultation will allow us to determine the best course of treatment.
How Does This Compare to Sclerotherapy (Vein Injections)?
At your consultation, we will advise you on the best course of action, but many clients prefer laser vein therapy to painful injections. Sclerotherapy is often unable to treat the small vessels that the CoolGlide laser can eliminate in a matter of seconds.
What About Blood Blisters and Port Wine Stains?
Blood blisters, or hemangiomas, which appear as small red “moles” respond very well to laser vein therapy, often with just one treatment. Clients 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.
What Do Treatments Feel Like?
Most clients experience a quick snap or stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece. After the pulse, most clients do not experience any residual sensation.
What Are the Possible Side Effects?
Although many clients 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 clients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. When larger veins are treated, a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks or months following treatment. We will discuss all risks and benefits with you thoroughly at your consultation.
Are There Any Restrictions on My Activity After Treatment?
Clients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise and hot tubs or saunas for the first 72 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.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Improvement will be seen with one treatment, but most areas require a minimum of two treatments. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated.
When Will I See Results?
Most clients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, with larger vessels, your final results may not be apparent for several months.
How Long Do Results Last?
Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with future laser treatment.