Spider Veins

Whether they’re on your face or legs, spider veins are something you work hard to cover up. But if you’re looking for a permanent solution to the unsightly blue lines, the team at Central Park Aesthetique in Midtown Manhattan in New York City can help with their CUTERA® CoolGlide™ laser. If you’d like to know more about laser treatment for spider veins, or you want to start treatment, call the office or request a consultation using the online tool.


What causes spider veins?

The backflow of blood causes spider veins. Your veins carry oxygen-deprived blood back to the heart. Some veins have a hard time moving the blood, leading to backflow and creating the distinct blue spider-web appearance on your skin. Injury, hormones, genetics, and sun exposure can also cause spider veins.

Spider veins occur on the face and legs. They aren’t harmful, but you may not like how they look.

How does the CoolGlide laser eliminate spider veins?

The CoolGlide laser uses pulsed light to eliminate spider veins. Treatment starts with applying a cooling gel to your skin in the treatment area. The gel improves the movement of the laser wand and protects your skin.

The aesthetic specialist at Central Park Aesthetique first cools your skin with the CoolGlide laser then starts treatment. Once complete, your skin is given another cooling treatment to improve your comfort.

When targeting the spider vein, you may hear a pop as the laser ruptures the vein. This may cause some discomfort during the treatment.

Is the CoolGlide laser safe to use on the face?

The highly-trained aesthetic specialists at Central Park Aesthetique can treat any area of the body with the CoolGlide laser safely and effectively — even your face. The tip of the laser is even small enough to eliminate the spider veins on your nose.

How many CoolGlide treatments are needed to remove spider veins?

The specialists at Central Park Aesthetique may be able to improve the appearance of your spider veins in one visit. However, in some cases, you may need more than one treatment, provided at six-week intervals.

What happens after treatment?

Immediately following treatment, the area may be red or swollen. Use a cooling pack or compress to lessen any discomfort. You also want to avoid saunas or hot tubs for at least 24 hours following treatment.

To protect your skin and prevent more spider veins, limit your exposure to the sun and always use sunblock.