The CoolGlide laser is a state of the art laser technology for treating rosacea and facial veins, which doesn’t demand downtime from work or lengthy healing times. At Palm Clinic our vein care doctors perform CoolGlide laser treatment as a walk-in, walk-out procedure that doesn’t demand downtime from work or lengthy healing times.
With 25 years experience treating spider veins in Auckland, NZ, we are renowned for employing non-invasive techniques that take effect quickly and safely. Learn more about CoolGlide laser, how it works and what to expect from your treatment below.
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The Nd:YAG laser beam is glided over the spider veins causing the blood within the veins to coagulate and the veins to close down. Once the veins are closed they get absorbed by the body and fade out of sight.
The treated area remains unharmed and there is minimal risk of damage to the surrounding tissue, and no risk of cancer occurring later down the line. CoolGlide is safe to use on sensitive areas and achieves superior results when used on all skin types.
Generally it takes two to three treatments to remove facial veins however this may vary for large areas or for a high concentration of veins. Your Palm Clinic doctor will be able to give you personalised advice about this at your initial consultation at our clinic in Auckland, NZ.
CoolGlide is our treatment of choice for larger spider veins on the face. For finer facial veins we use a gentler laser treatment, Elos Medical IPL, as finer veins don’t require the longer wavelength of the CoolGlide. For leg spider veins, the most effective treatment is Microsclerotherapy and/or Exotherme Laser.
Because we provide a range of spider vein treatments in Auckland, NZ, your doctor may decide to use a combination of treatments to provide superior results with minimal discomfort.
The first step is to book a consultation with one of our cosmetic team who will assess the veins and advise on the best course of treatment, which may include a combination of treatments depending on the size, volume and location of the spider veins.
On the day of treatment there is nothing special that needs to be done by the patient to prepare.
Special blackout eyewear is worn by the patient to protect the eyes from the laser, and a cool gel is applied to the treatment area to allow the laser head to slide easily across the skin.
A test laser is fired to determine the appropriate settings for comfort and effectiveness. Once this is established, the session begins at a rate that is suitable for the treated area and the comfort of the patient.
The innovative cooling design of the laser features a cooled handpiece that cools the skin before the laser makes contact. This reduces discomfort and protects the skin from damage.
Most patients will only feel the cooled handpiece but some will experience a stinging sensation similar to the prick of a needle. The treatment levels and cooling can be adjusted for more sensitive areas and once the treatment is finished there shouldn’t be any residual pain.
CoolGlide laser requires minimal aftercare. You will be able to return to work and other normal activities right away however strenuous physical activities should be avoided for 24 hours. You may notice some redness or bruising around the treated area, which generally fades over a day or two. In New Zealand it is advised to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure after treatment and until redness has subsided.
It takes time for the treated veins to close off and absorb into the body, so results tend to start showing after two to six weeks and may take a few months to take full effect. This is standard across all leading spider vein treatments.
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