RadiantImagesLaser.com ~ Serving the San Francisco Bay area
Vascular treatments are for the fine facial vessels and Telangiectasias. Radiant Images Laser Center uses the CoolGlide Excel to treat Cherry Anglomas and to reduce Spider Veins.
CoolGlide Excel's unique design and long wavelength allow it to treat patients of all skin tones. Your physician will advise you if CoolGlide Excel treatments are right for you.
CoolGlide excel can be remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. It can even treat sensitive areas like the face and behind the knees.
Spider Veins, or telangiactasias, are those small, red. pink and blue blood vessels that appear most frequently on the face and legs.
In contrast, Varicose veins, are usually larger in diameter and may appear raised with bluish color. These veins may be related to a more serious vascular disorder, and require careful evaluation by your doctor prior to treatment with the CoolGlide Excel Laser System.
CoolGlide Excel delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessels. CoolGlide Excel treats the targeted vessels, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Treatments usually take several minutes, depending on the number of vessels treated and their location.
Often, patients find that one treatment is sufficient for their vein removal needs. However, for optimal results, multiple treatments may be necessary. The number of treatments necessary depends on the number of vessels being treated, and the color and size of those vessels. 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 non-existent.
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 also be advised to wear support hose for a short period of time to help keep pressure on the veins.
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 24 hours or less. 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.
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 CoolGlide excel.
Patients are generally permitted to 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. For patients who treat their legs, your physician may advise you to avoid hot baths. 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.