Do you dream of walking down our warm Coffs Harbour beaches without worrying about those tiny spider veins behind your knees? Do you long to wear your favourite little cocktail dress again, but are embarrassed the spider veins will show? Do you have difficulty covering up annoying facial veins?

We Zinc Clinic have the solution for you with our state-of-the-art Cutera laser vein removal treatment.

Cutera’s Coolglide is a laser vein removal treatment that provides a quick and effective method for removing your small and large unsightly veins. This laser vein removal treatment is preferred by many patients since it does not involve painful injections. Instead, Cutera’s Coolglide delivers pulses of laser energy that cause the blood to thicken and destroy the vein. Our laser vein removal treatment is especially amazing because it can treat patients of all skin tones.

Still, Cutera’s Coolglide is not just a laser spider vein removal treatment. Although it is not recommended for varicose veins, our sophisticated device can treat small facial veins and small veins all over the body. It will also treat larger reticular veins, vascular lesions and congenital lesions such as cherry angiomas and haemangiomas.

People today need to be aware that there are very effective laser treatments for facial vascular conditions, extremely common in Caucasian skin.

The Coolglide is clinically effective for difficult to treat leg and facial veins and vascular lesions:

  • The Coolglide combines the ideal laser wavelength (1064 Nd:YAG) with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular treatment.
  • The laser wavelength is suitable for more superficial telangiectasia and spider veins of the face, rosacea and poikiloderma of civatte. It also treats a broad range of leg veins from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly and effectively.
  • Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal to no bruising.
  • The Cutera Coolglide systems deliver pulses of laser energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.

Advantages of Coolglide:

  • The depth of penetration is controlled through spot sizes 3, 5, 7 and 10 mm.
  • Variable pulse durations to adjust to different vessel diameters.
  • Moderate haemoglobin absorption but minimal melanin absorption.
  • It has a refrigerated cooling handpiece with more than 10 times the thermal conductivity of sapphire windows found on other laser systems, providing excellent epidermal and dermal protection from excessive heat.
What types of veins can be treated with Laser Vein Removal?

Dr Beaini has been specially trained to remove veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or “telangiectasia”) can be treated quickly with a low risk of bruising or complication. Spider vein removal and large blue leg vein removal can also be treated with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation by Dr Beaini will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

How does Laser Vein Removal compare with Sclerotherapy?

Dr Beaini will advise you on the best course of action, but many physicians and patients prefer Laser Vein Removal because there are no painful injections. We are offering you the latest and most effective technology with our Coolglide Laser Vein Removal. Larger veins such as varicose veins may require other forms of investigation and treatment and Dr Beaini will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment to give you the best results.

What about blood blisters and port wine stains?

Blood blisters or “hemangiomas” respond very well to Coolglide Laser Vein Removal, usually with just one treatment. Patients with port wine stains and other vascular lesions who had given up on finding a solution have been overwhelmed by the success they have found with our vascular treatments.

What are the possible side effects of Laser Vein Removal?

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 less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?

Patients generally resume most normal activities immediately. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous activities such as strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after your laser vein removal treatment. 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.

When will I see results?

Most patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown significant improvement within two to six weeks of their laser treatments. 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.

How much does Laser Vein Removal cost?

The cost for this treatment is variable and depends on the time spent treating the condition.