The constant sunshine is a major perk to living here in San Diego, but unfortunately, it also means there are fewer seasons during which to hide unsightly varicose and spider veins beneath layers of clothing.
Whether mild or severe, varicose and spider veins can be downright embarrassing. Everyone wants smooth, toned legs, and the appearance of squiggly, purple veins just beneath the surface of your skin certainly doesn’t help your cause.
Varicose and spider veins can be caused by a number of factors. From sun exposure, to lifestyle, to hormonal shifts, to the inevitable aging process, millions of men and women struggle with how to diminish the appearance of unwanted veins. Traditionally, patients afflicted with varicose and spider veins turned to painful sclerotherapy injections to clear up the problem. But now, there’s a modern alternative.
CoolGlide Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment
At Siti Med Spa, we’re happy to offer our patients the most advanced technology in the removal of varicose and spider veins. The Cutera CoolGlide laser features a unique design that safely and effectively treats unsightly veins on men and women of all skin tones. From tiny, superficial blood vessels in the face to deeper blue veins on the legs, we’ve helped countless patients achieve beautiful results with CoolGlide laser therapy.
How does CoolGlide laser therapy work?
CoolGlide laser therapy works by sending brief pulses of light to each varicose and spider vein. The energy causes the blood within the vein to form a mass. This destroys the blood vessel, which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below the surface of your skin, which is right where we want it to be.
What to expect with CoolGlide laser treatment
When you arrive at Siti Med Spa in San Diego for your first CoolGlide laser treatment, our highly trained medical staff will be happy to answer any last minute questions you may have. Then, the areas you wish to have treated will be cleansed in preparation for the procedure. Cooling pads, and then a thin coat of clear gel, are applied to the skin just before the laser pulses are quickly administered to the unwanted varicose and spider veins.
At Siti Med Spa, we strive to make your CoolGlide laser treatments as comfortable as possible. While most patients report little discomfort, some experience a mild burning or tingling sensation.
The length of the procedure can range from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the depth of the veins and the area or areas to be treated. After treatment, you may experience redness where the laser was applied, but don’t worry – it will likely fade by the next day. Many patients even return to work just hours after leaving our office.
How many CoolGlide treatments will I need?
In most cases, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient for treating varicose and spider veins. However, individual results will vary. The amount of treatments necessary depends on a number of factors including the color and size of the vessels being treated.
Think you may be a good candidate for CoolGlide laser therapy?
If you’re plagued by unsightly varicose and spider veins and are looking for an effective solution, give us a call. At Siti Med Spa, we’re proud to offer the very best in cosmetic procedures, including CoolGlide varicose and spider vein treatment. Schedule a consultation to learn more about CoolGlide laser therapy or any of the other services we offer. We are committed to helping you achieve the smooth, beautiful legs you’ll want to show off in the San Diego sunshine.