What type of veins can be treated with Cutera?
Unsightly veins from all parts of the body can be removed. Small facial veins, spider veins and larger blue leg veins can be treated. Spider veins are what look like tree branches or spider-webs with their short, jagged lines. Lying close to the surface these unsightly veins serve no purpose and can be effectively removed. Knotty varicose veins are not suitable.
How does the Cutera Vein Therapy work?
The Laser delivers pulses of light energy which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by the body. Blood flow is then redirected to veins deeper below the skin surface where it should be.
What do Cutera treatments feel like?
No local anaesthetic is required as only a short stinging sensation is experienced as the energy pulse is delivered.. Following the treatment the discomfort is minimal to non-existent.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Following the treatment some redness or bruising may be seen. When a larger vein is treated a tan or brownish pigment may persist for a few weeks. You can return to normal activities immediately, avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. Sunscreen will be applied post treatment and it is recommended you use sunscreen in the area treated if you don’t already do so for the next 7-10 days.
How soon will I see results?
Smaller red veins very close to the surface can disappear immediately. Other veins show significant improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. However, the area can continue to improve over several months.
Are there any possible side effects with Cutera?
The most common side effect is a slight reddening and raising of the area treated. This typically lasts for less than 24hrs after treatment. Some patients can experience bruising.