What is Cutera?
Are you bothered with the appearance of visible, purple, blue, or red veins in your legs? If so, laser vein therapy with the Cutera laser is for you! The Cutera Laser is a cutting-edge piece of technology that combines the ideal wavelength with the most flexible parameters to produce a superior vascular laser system. It targets a variety of vessels from small spider veins to larger varicose veins for amazing results. Plus, patients with both darker or lighter skin types can benefit from this treatment.
The Cutera Treatment
The Cutera laser distributes light energy pulses which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, destroying the vessel which is absorbed by the body. Blood flow will be redirected to healthy veins. Most patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered into the vein. However, no local anesthesia or pain medication is usually required before treatment.
Usually, a series of treatments is needed to see the best results. The exact number of treatments will depend on the number, size, and color of the vessels being treated. Dr. Erwin can speak with you to determine the number of treatments that are best to achieve your desired aesthetic results.
Cutera Treatment Recovery
Following Cutera vein therapy treatment, some bruising or redness may occur. When larger varicose veins are treated, a brownish or tan-colored pigment may exist for a few weeks or months following treatment. Normal activities can usually be resumed right away, however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. Sunscreen is recommended on any areas that were treated.
Dr. Erwin will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your treatment site following Cutera treatment for the best outcomes. Most people can see significant improvement in their veins within 2-6 weeks of treatment. Final results may not be visible for several months. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns following treatment.
Candidates for Cutera
Individuals who are bothered by the appearance of visible veins on their legs can often benefit from laser vein therapy with Cutera. However, many factors can impact candidacy, including age and overall health, the extent of your varicose veins, and your symptoms. If you would like to know if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Erwin.
Contact Us Today
If you are tired of living with bothersome veins on your legs, contact our office today by calling (979) 612-2761 or completing the online form to learn more about laser vein therapy with Cutera! A consultation with our dermatologist, Dr. Erwin, is the first step toward treatment. During this appointment, you can speak with her regarding your veins and she can recommend the most effective treatment option for you.