Types of Leg Veins
Leg veins are a common condition, and they come in several easily identifiable types. Varicose veins are swollen blood vessels raised above the surface of the skin. Though they are often painless, these highly visible types of veins can make walking or standing painful. Spider veins are smaller patterns of veins colored red, blue, or purple that often radiate outward from a central point like the legs of a spider. Fortunately, these and other types of subsurface veins can be effectively treated with the Cutera xeo’s CoolGlide system.
What is the CoolGlide system?
CoolGlide is a procedure made possible by the xeo’s flexible laser-based system. The xeo hand piece is moved over the targeted veins, delivering gentle pulses of infrared light. This light targets the hemoglobin in the unwanted blood vessels, causing the blood to coagulate and the vein to disintegrate. Over several weeks, the vein is absorbed into your body, with its blood flow redirected, resulting in a clear, vein-free appearance. The CoolGlide’s flexible wavelength permits treatment on all types of skin, no matter how light or dark. This minimally invasive treatment produces almost no bruising or blistering.