laser spider veins removal



This non-invasive Vascular Laser treatment is a safe, effective treatment for leg veins, unsightly redness and facial veins/capillaries, including; facial telangiectasias (spider veins), Rosacea, Cherry Anginomas, Port Wine Stains and birthmarks.


Vascular laser targets hemoglobin which is colour of the blood; Laser beam catches this colour and dissolves the veins or vessel.  Unfortunately, this is a painful procedure and local swelling, bruising, blistering, redness and heat in the area treated are very common. Please read follow our Pre & Post Treatment Care instructions to ease discomfort and reduce the recovery time.

Vascular Laser treatments are usually recommended in a series of 3 treatments depending on the client's condition. Each time a client has approximately 50% of reduction of the condition they originally came with. 


Vascular lesions are a type of common skin concern, affecting up to 50% of women aged 18 years and older.1 Spider veins, telangiectasias, and diffuse redness may be systemic but are often a result of aging, sun damage or pregnancy. Today, more than 45M individuals are affected by rosacea2, a chronic skin condition. Often mistaken for sunburn or rosy skin, rosacea presents with redness, visible blood vessels and tiny red bumps that can be compared to acne and often worsens over time.

Lasers and light-based devices enable providers to effectively treat superficial and deep vascular lesions on the face and body. Cutera’s vascular solutions – excel V and xeo – provide a non-invasive, fast and effective treatment to target unwanted blue, red and purple lesions while sparing the surrounding skin.

  • Rosacea

  • Erythema

  • Microvasculature (capillary loops)

  • Fine Telangiectasia

  • Spider Veins

  • Reticular Leg Veins

  • Cherry Hemangiomas

  • Birthmarks

  • Facial Veins

  • Angiomas


What areas of the skin surface can be treated with Vascular Laser?

Virtually any area of the body that bothers you can be treated including facial areas such as around the nose and eyes, the mouth, cheeks and chin with speed and minimal discomfort.

What desired results can be expected?

Often, our clients find that one treatment is sufficient for their vein removal needs (in small areas, such as on or around the nose). However, for optimal results, multiple treatments may be necessary for larger areas such as the legs or if there are excessive dilated capillaries over the cheeks. If a vein goes completely away with treatment, it should not return, but occasionally the body reopens the vessel before it is completely reabsorbed or the vessel only partially responds. Because of this we recommend that most people need 1 to 2 treatments that are 8-12 weeks apart.

Is Vascular Laser spider vein removal safe?

With the laser treatments, there is some discomfort during the procedure that we try to minimize as best we can with our laser cooling tip. After the procedure is over, there is no discomfort. There may be small pink bumps that resemble mosquito bites that can last a day or two, and the area may be sensitive to very hot water for up to 48hrs after the treatment. Uncommonly, a skin wound such as superficial blisters and scabs can occur, which heal within 2 days to 14 days. Use of antibiotic ointment on a regular basis usually results in uneventful healing. There is a <0.5% possibility of a skin wound leaving behind a permanent scar When we target bluer veins on the face, it is possible that a small amount of blood can "leak" out of the vessel before it is sealed, resulting in a bruise or discoloration of the skin. Bruises are temporary and resolve in approximately 2 weeks. The risk increases if you take aspirin products or are on blood thinners. Because blood contains iron, it is possible for a brownish discoloration to result. This is usually temporary but can occasionally last for many months. We can also use exfoliation treatments and lightening products to fade the area.

Can Vascular Laser spider vein removal be combined with other treatments?

Laser vein removal can be safely combined with most aesthetic procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other laser treatments, however we prefer not to do these in one area in the same session.

Can all skin types be safely treated with Vascular Laser for spider vein removal?

Due to its unique design and longer wavelength, Cutera's CoolGlide Excel is one of the only lasers on the market that can treat men and women of all skin types 1 to 4 safely and effectively. Veins are typically not visible on the skin’s surface in skin types 5 and 6.