January 11, 2016

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart and into the lungs to be replenished with the oxygen and nutrients the body needs to function and stay healthy.

Facial veins or spider veins on the face may be due to hereditary or general rosacea, a condition that causes redness on the face. It is usually purple, blue or red in colour and has an appearance like a spider’s web or a linear pattern. Spider veins are usually pain free but are very unsightly to some.

Cutera® CoolGlide Laser Vein Removal Therapy is the recommended treatment for unsightly facial veins. It is a US FDA approved non-surgical facial veins treatment that involves minimal discomfort. The Cutera CoolGlide Laser system delivers pulses of light energy, which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel, which is later absorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, just where it should be.